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Nicole Pratt recieved a wildcard. Gold Coast Wild-Card Play-offs have been announced!

Gold Coast, December 21 - Queenslander Nicole Pratt has been awarded a wildcard into the main draw of the Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts, tournament organisers announced today.

The 33-year-old, from Mackay in Queensland, will receive one of three main draw wildcards into the event. A local favourite among fans, Pratt will be making her ninth appearance on the Gold Coast.

Pratt had an impressive year on tour moving back inside the world’s top 80 after finishing 2005 outside the top 100. Her highlights included a win over rising star Tatiana Golovin en route to a third round showing at Wimbledon and a quarterfinal appearance at the tier I event in Montreal.


Nicole Pratt will be making her ninth appearance on the Gold Coast.

An impressive field of young players has also been announced for the Australian wildcard playoff. Eight players, five of whom are direct entries and three wildcards, will contest the playoff on the 27-28 December at Royal Pines Resort.

The field includes Queenslanders Isabella Holland and Shannon Golds with the winner receiving direct entry into the tournament’s main draw.

Tournament director Liz Smylie said the playoff was a excellent way to give some promising Australian players the chance to compete with the best.

“The playoff is a great opportunity for young girls to earn their spot in the main draw,” said Smylie. “The initiative was a real success when it began at the last tournament so we’re very pleased to be continuing it this year.

“One of the most important parts of the Australian Open Series tournaments is the opportunities they provide for aspiring Australian players. The winner is sure to gain valuable experience being amongst a field that includes 11 of the world’s top 30 players.”

The recipient of the third main draw wildcard is yet to be decided. The field for the wildcard playoff is:
Sophie Ferguson (NSW)
Monique Adamczak (NSW)
Lauren Breadmore (VIC)
Trudi Musgrave (NSW)
Emily Hewson (NSW)
WC Alison Bai (ACT)
WC Isabella Holland (QLD)
WC Shannon Golds (QLD)

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GO SOPH!

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Re: Nicole Pratt recieved a wildcard. Gold Coast Wild-Card Play-offs have been announced!

Why isn't Jess Moore in this playoff? espcially after her effort this week. Geez, some of the decisions made confuse me.

Good to see Nicole Pratt got a direct WC, she deserved it.

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Oh yeh - thats pretty obvious that she did not want to join in! That's a shock for me!

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who got one other than pratt
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Re: Nicole Pratt recieved a wildcard. Gold Coast Wild-Card Play-offs have been announced!

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YEAH go soph!

GO SOPHIE FERGUSON! AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI!
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I hope Soph will defend this again!

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Soph will win, I hope Isabella does well
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Why havent Casey, Shayna or Jess been invited to the play-off! A bit silly if u ask me...
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Why havent Casey, Shayna or Jess been invited to the play-off! A bit silly if u ask me...
i didn't realize casey wasn't in there, what a stupid move, i thought the decision of jess moore not being there was bad enough, casey isn't in there either, very, very silly.

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yeah, dunno why moore wasn't on the list. maybe the list for the wildcard play-off were made earlier before the AO wildcard playoff.
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Re: Nicole Pratt recieved a wildcard. Gold Coast Wild-Card Play-offs have been announced!

Casey is already in qualifying as a play in!
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Casey is already in qualifying as a play in!
Fair enough point if this was a Qualifying WC Playoff!!
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