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Wojtek
Aug 1st, 2004, 05:49 AM
Amber Liu, Kara Molony-Hussey and Tania Luzhanska have each accepted wild cards into the qualifying rounds of the W&SFG WOMEN’S OPEN.



Amber Liu, of Stanford, is the reigning NCAA singles champ, and also won the singles title last year.



Molony-Hussey, a former star of the University of Cincinnati tennis team, has been playing on the pro tour and has reached in the singles finals of Cincinnati’s Thomas E. Price Metropolitan adult tournament (“The Met”) each year since 1998. Luzhanska earned her wild card into the qualifying round by beating Molony-Hussey in the finals of the Met on July 18.

Kara Molony-Hussey and Lyndsey Molony, sisters and former stars at the University of Cincinnati, have accepted a team wild card to play in the main draw of the W&SFG WOMEN’S OPEN.

:lol: :lol: :tape: @ WC

Babolatpro880
Aug 1st, 2004, 05:40 PM
I've only heard of Amber Lui! What, I hate to say stupid, but stupid wildcards! They should give them to other player, like Perry or some other Americans. Unless the draw is really weak and everyone else gets in with their own ranking.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 1st, 2004, 09:25 PM
Some tournaments will have pre-qualifying events that offer qualifying wild cards (the Nasdaq is one for example), so Luzhanska deserves her wild card. But Molony-Hussey?!?:lol: She got double bageled by Svetlana Krivencheva last year!:o No fucking way she deserves one and DEFINITELY not a main draw doubles wild card with her even less talented sister,

*Yoav*
Aug 4th, 2004, 07:03 AM
Shahar Peer will recieve a WC for the main draw (reported on Israeli media)
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nagyovafan
Aug 4th, 2004, 01:06 PM
Kara Moloney-Hussey used to coach me in tennis, and she is no nice, so good, and so pretty! Don't make fun of her, she is going to tear through the qualifying draw.

I've also met Lindsey, she is very good also.

And don't make fun of the Met, that's a HUGE tennis tradition in Cincinatti, it's not just a local tournament, it has people from all around the world in it.

That's all I have to say.

the superstar
Aug 4th, 2004, 04:27 PM
It's just qualifying WC's...

Kara is a hometown girl, so whatever. Nancy got a quali WC to Quebec, so it happens.

Andrew.
Aug 4th, 2004, 08:47 PM
It's just qualifying WC's...

Kara is a hometown girl, so whatever. Nancy got a quali WC to Quebec, so it happens.
That's because Nancy is a LEGEND.

LiliaLee-Frazier
Aug 4th, 2004, 09:02 PM
That's because Nancy is a LEGEND. :lol: :lol: :kiss: :worship:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 4th, 2004, 11:04 PM
It's just qualifying WC's...

Kara is a hometown girl, so whatever. Nancy got a quali WC to Quebec, so it happens.
Those qualifying wildcards can be used on people who have actually DONE something, even if that something is winning the pre-qualifying tournament. Kara can't even qualify for a 10K. I can think of 30 American players off the top of my head who would shit their pants if they recieved a wild card into qualifying here, and are also far more deserving of it.

And just for the record, Nancy got into Quebec on her own ranking. For some reason, the qualifying draws at Quebec are attrocious. More often than not there are open spots in qualifying, and when there aren't the cutoff ranking is something like 1200. So worse players than Kara have graced WTA level events, but they earned that distinction on their own merit;)

PointBlank
Aug 5th, 2004, 12:12 AM
Yay Shahar .. Make some noise in Cinci :kiss:

Peer101
Aug 13th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Shahar :worship: Go Girl

Andrew.
Aug 13th, 2004, 12:31 PM
A MD WC was given out to Lindsay Davenport.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/20...nport-0813.html

Tourney gets star in Davenport
Former No.1 given wild card to next week's Women's Open

By Neil Schmidt
Enquirer staff writer

Lindsay Davenport has accepted a wild card to play in the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Mason, giving the inaugural event an immeasurable boost in star power.

Davenport, the fourth-ranked tennis player in the world and the top American, said she is feeling so fresh and playing so well that she scrapped an earlier plan to rest next week.

"This is a good week to go play," she said of the Women's Open. "I watched quite a bit of the men's tournament there (the W&S Masters) this year, and I've always heard great things about that. It looks like a great facility."

Along with ninth-ranked Vera Zvonareva, Davenport's presence will give the Tier III Women's Open two of the top nine players in the world. The Olympics draw includes four of the top nine.

The Women's Open field almost became even bigger: No. 5 Kim Clijsters, who attended the men's event last week to watch fiancÈ Lleyton Hewitt, said she wanted to play this event but couldn't because of a wrist injury.

It's rare for a top-10 player to play a Tier III event (minimum $170,000 prize money). Davenport said she usually plays about one such tourney per year; she already played one in Strasbourg, France, in May.

For the event, which has had an impressive presale average of nearly 4,000 tickets per session, Davenport's arrival was a pleasant surprise.

"We're thrilled to have her," tournament director Bruce Flory said. "This rewards the people who had the confidence and faith (when buying tickets) that we'd be delivering them a good product.

"We knew all the players coming would be world-class. But Lindsay Davenport is a huge name to top it."

Davenport, a former No. 1 player and winner of 43 titles, including three Grand Slams, is on a 14-match winning streak, having swept three tourneys in a row in California. She beat Venus Williams twice and Serena Williams once during this streak and didn't drop a set during her last two events.

"Everything has fallen into place this summer," she said.

Davenport, 28, had knee surgery early in 2002 and foot surgery late in 2003.

"This summer is the first time I've been completely whole again," she said. "... I had this week and last week off, and I've been training hard and felt like I was ready to go. I want to keep playing."

Davenport plans to play here and then in New Haven, Conn., leading up to the U.S. Open.

The two-time Olympian, gold medalist in 1996, said she declined the chance to play in Athens to avoid the travel and because of her preference to focus on the U.S. Open.

The Women's Open main draw begins Monday. As the likely top seed, Davenport will have a first-round bye and will play her first match Wednesday or Thursday.

Fellow American Meghann Shaughnessy, ranked 33rd, pulled out of the Women's Open because of a neck strain.

Two more Americans have been added to the field: No. 78 Mashona Washington and No. 84 Marissa Irvin. Washington, sister of former men's star MaliVai Washington, is at 28 enjoying her career high in the rankings. Irvin, 24, won the 2000 Honda Award while at Stanford as the nation's best college tennis player.

Tennis124
Aug 14th, 2004, 06:44 AM
Lilia Osterloh got a Main Draw WC

GoldenSlam
Aug 14th, 2004, 09:07 AM
Lilia? I thought Ashley was the last pick since she had WC indicated on entry list.
So it'll be Lilia/Lindsay/Shahar as people pointed out.

Czech Republic
Aug 14th, 2004, 05:18 PM
Lilia Osterloh got a Main Draw WC
Please post where you're getting your info from.