I think it'd be tough for her to play Australia. Unfortunately, Stanford winter quarter runs from January right after New Years until mid-March. Someone on a semester schedule would be better able to do it.
Nicole is in the Main Draw for the $75,000+H in Toyota, Japan
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It's going to be a close call with Nicole making the AO Q's. She won a rd this week ( 16 pts ) at the Toyota 75k. So, her ranking jumped to #226. That's usually around the cut off ranking for the Q's...it's gonna be very close
Well losing to last year's champion in the 2nd round, might not give her enough points.
However, considering that she is reigning NCAA champion and given her points accumulated with limited number of tournaments, I would hope that the AO organizers would grant her a WC as a qualifier.
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Singles: W - Kuala Lumpur, Mallorca SF - Eastbourne, Biel, Quebec City QF - Rome || Doubles (w/ Randy): F - Kuala Lumpur SF - Cincinnati, Toronto, Eastbourne, Stuttgart QF - Miami FITD: W - Monterrey, Nottingham, Prague, Seoul, Strasbourg Suicide: W - Tokyo (Int.)