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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Why did Melanie Gloria get a WC

I think it's great but I don't get it. I don't think she won a feed up challenger or anything.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2005, 12:07 AM
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Her parents are Portuguese. I've heard that she has dual citizenship.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2005, 12:51 AM
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It's true she's canadian-portuguese and since the best portuguese woman at the rankings ins't available she toke her spot, all the others are way below in the rankings
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hope she will still play for canada
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2005, 03:57 AM
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Actually the tournament invited all Portuguese-rooted players to play in a mini-tournament for a WC. The winner of the tournament would recieve the WC, so I guess Mel Gloria got it! Congrats Mel!
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Mel actually lost in the finals of that tourney to Silva, but none asked for the Gold/Silver, so she got a spot in there!

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Actually im wrong, Dokic took it, it was Piedade withdrawing that gave Mel a spot in the draw! She would ahve been in qualies anyway, with a solid chance to qualify!

And don't worry, i don't see her playing for Portugal in the near future, even the far future

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Yeah Melanie!!! Hope she can pick up where she left off in Quebec City last year. And yes, I do hope she continues to play for Canada, unlike Beier Ko who now plays for Singapore (although i don't blame her if the funding is better)
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Originally Posted by cdpoulin1
Actually im wrong, Dokic took it, it was Piedade withdrawing that gave Mel a spot in the draw! She would ahve been in qualies anyway, with a solid chance to qualify!

And don't worry, i don't see her playing for Portugal in the near future, even the far future
I thought Gloria got a spot in the Pre-qualifying because of Piedade's withdrawal. That was in the post when the pre-qualifying draw was posted. But your explanation makes more sense, as Silva and Gloria were the two WC's.

Anyway, great opportunity for Melanie!
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