View Full Version : !! Wildcard announced for Australian Open !!

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 19th, 2001, 07:43 AM
They will give Mary Pierce, Christina Wheeler and Cindy Watson! Other men's draw will recieve Taylor Dent, son of former Australian player, Phil and another two guy I really can't remember what name.

No information about Anna Kournikova! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> Probadly, she have to play Qualifying.

Dec 19th, 2001, 07:47 AM
Who's Cindy Watson?

Dec 19th, 2001, 07:48 AM
Alex ! Are you crazy ? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

A player within the top100 is automatically placed in the main draw ; Anna never was lower than 71-73 and should definetly in

Question on Fabricia Zuluaga though who went down the "charts" due to injury as well

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 19th, 2001, 07:50 AM
Hey, Bram! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Where are you been in few weeks?

Back to my answer from your question, she's Australian. You can see her results at Aussie Assaults in Australian Open Forum <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 19th, 2001, 07:51 AM
ChrisGermany - you're right! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> Stupid myself <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 19th, 2001, 08:56 AM
Wheeler and Watson were announced a couple weeks ago...so does this mean Pierce has the French wildcard?

The Asian one is still to be decided, so that leaves 4 open...

Dec 19th, 2001, 09:58 AM
Glad Christina has a WC <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Pierce is French so that makes it a French WC , they're not going to give out another one.<br /> Plus Gold Exempts dont count in Slams.

Dec 19th, 2001, 11:59 AM
Alex, I think that the McQuillan comeback was great stuff 2001 - do you have any idea why this happened or, asked differently, why there was this slump ?

I think that in the early 90ies, Bradtke, McQuillan and the others profit a bit more from the Asian tour which was around spring and autumn and left them alone with the big names in Europe and they themselves winning those events ; when they ended, possibilities to headline events were rare, right ?

Dec 19th, 2001, 07:05 PM
What does that mean TBE, that gold exempts don't count in Slams?

<br />And why does Mary need a WC if she has an injury protected ranking?

Dec 19th, 2001, 07:18 PM
Allez Mary!

Dec 19th, 2001, 07:22 PM
I'm glad for Mary hoepfully she'll do well in ausi open 3rd round at least!

Dec 19th, 2001, 07:41 PM
Slams are run by the ITF and not by the WTA which gives out Gold Exempt status for players on the Tour only.

but if you miss 3 slams in a row and your rank slips down then you may use a Special Rank to get into a slam.

Dec 19th, 2001, 07:56 PM
thanks for the reply...

<br />but since Mary missed the last three Slams- why did the Aussie Federation have to burn up a WC on her?

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 19th, 2001, 09:58 PM
Go Su-Wei!!!!! Get that Asian Wild card!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Dec 19th, 2001, 10:23 PM
Matt u scared me! lol

Ofcourse Anna wont need to play quallies!<br />lmao

<img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Dec 19th, 2001, 10:33 PM
so anne-gaelle won't be playing ... unless several people withdraw (which is very unlikely) <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 02:55 AM
Wild card offering is different from getting into the tourn via a Special Rank so she will still have that up her sleeve but i doubt she will need it by then.

Dec 20th, 2001, 04:15 PM
Hmm.... Glad to know that Pierce recieved a WC <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 05:50 PM
as pointed out by rated_next, anne-gaelle <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />