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post #12 of (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 2004, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by barabanschikova_fan
maybe i repeat year after year because they repeat their errors years after years. Marois made a fabulous match last year against Loit (i was there in the stand in the early hour of the nigh when i have hear from a nother great canadian to put my fuc*ing flag away) I agree she sucks recently but come on... it will help help with the money at least... and maureen she will take the money for her retirement...anyway no one except M-e derserve it, so let get the draw better... suggestion, why we don't trade WC with another tournamenet so our only hope in tennis, M-E receive one in another tier 1 event? Could be great to suggest to Tennis Canada because there is a fact In Canada and Québec: When the tournament is in Toronto, they don't care to see Québécoises receiving WC and playing centre court and it is the same thing here, people don't care to see canadians players receiving WC and playing centre court. It is not political just a simple question of facts!
You are right that no one but Pelletier probably 'deserves' a WC (though the word 'deserve' with wildcard seems a bit of an oxymoron - If they deserved a spot in the tournament, they should have earned it with their ranking for direct entry, but whatever ). Still, Melanie's performance this week has to show that she is just not in the form she was in last year, and if she is double bagelled by Nan Nan Liu, what are the chances she is going to do any better against someone much higher ranked in the main draw? As I said, I feel bad for Melanie because she is a talented player and she was unlucky to have some injuries this year, but she is just not in the right form with her confidence to be playing in the main draw this year.

I think it would be great if Canada had a wildcard deal with another country to offer more chances to play in big events outside of Canada, but unfortunately I don't think that will happen. However, I disagree with your thoughts on the crowds of Toronto and Montreal. Last year Pelletier had very very strong crowd support in Toronto in her match against Washington, and in Montreal '02 I saw Maureen play against Farina-Elia on the centre court - There was more people there to see that match than there are a lot of other early round centre court matches, so I think you are exaggerating with your facts.

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