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Location: Montreal, Canada
Rogers Cup 2006 ^^
Trio of wild-cards for Rogers Cup
8/9/2006 1:33:43 PM
MONTREAL (CP) - Canadians Aleksandra Wozniak, Stephanie Dubois and Marie-Eve Pelletier were given wild-card entries Wednesday into the $1.34 million US Rogers Cup tennis tournament.
The trio of Quebec players will compete next week at Uniprix Stadium against a field stacked with most of the sport's top stars, including world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo of France, No. 2 Kim Clijsters of Belgium and 2000 Rogers Cup champion Martina Hingis of Switzerland.
Wozniak, 18, of Blainville, Que., is Canada's top ranked player at No. 106. She won the Hamilton Challenger last month for a second year in a row and helped Canada defeat Argentina in Federation Cup play with a win over 31st-ranked Gisela Dulko.
Dubois, 18, of Laval, Que., is ranked 155th. Pelletier, 24, of Repentigny, Que., will compete in her fourth Rogers Cup.
Tournament director Eugene Lapierre has yet to assign the fourth wild-card spot, which will go to a WTA Tour player.