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Rising Sun
Aug 19th, 2005, 05:49 PM
MAINDRAW

1 F MYSKINA Anastasia RUS 14
2 A MIRZA Sania IND 48
3 F DIAZ-OLIVA Mariana ARG 66 2
4 F SERRA ZANETTI Antonella ITA 69 2
5 A POUS TIO Laura ESP 78 2
6 F CAMERIN Maria elena ITA 79 2
7 F SPREM Karolina CRO 80
8 F TANASUGARN Tamarine THA 88 2
9 A FUJIWARA Rika JPN 101 2
10 A BAMMER Sybille AUT 103 3
11 F SANCHEZ LORENZO Maria ESP 104 2
12 A KLOESEL Sandra GER 105 3
13 F GAGLIARDI Emmanuelle SUI 108 1
14 F DOMINIKOVIC Evie AUS 115 2
15 A PELLETIER Marie-eve CAN 116 2
16 F OBZILER Tzipora ISR 117 2
17 A ARVIDSSON Sofia SWE 118 1
18 F FEDAK Yuliana UKR 119 2
19 F FORETZ Stephanie FRA 121 1
20 F WIDJAJA Angelique INA 122 S 2
21 F PARRA SANTONJA Arantxa ESP 123 2
22 A SROMOVA Hana CZE 124 2
23 F CZINK Melinda HUN 125 1
24 W
25 W
26 W Gold/Silver Exempt ONLY:
27 Q
28 Q
29 Q
30 Q
31 X Fano, ITA 27Jun05 (Kaia Kanepi)
32 X Petange, LUX 18Jul05 (Victoria Azarenka)


NEXT IN/QUALIFYING

1 A UBEROI Shikha IND 128 2
2 A VOSKOBOEVA Galina RUS 129 2
MDO A LAINE Emma FIN 132 3
MDO F SALERNI Ma. emilia ARG 135 2
3 F MULLER Martina GER 139 2
4 A GALLOVITS Edina ROM 141 2
MDO F TU Meilen USA 142 3
MDO F SEQUERA Milagros VEN 145 2
5 F FERNANDEZ Clarisa ARG 147 2
MDO F MARTINEZ GRANADOS Conchita ESP 148 2
6 A GRANDIN Natalie RSA 151 2
MDO A KANEPI Kaia EST 152 S 2
7 F WEINGARTNER Marlene GER 153 1
MDO A HENKE Vanessa GER 157 3
MDO F KREMER Anne LUX 161 3
8 A HISAMATSU Shiho JPN 169 2
MDO A WOERLE Kathrin GER 171 2
9 A RAO Sunitha USA 172
10 A JOHANSSON Mathilde FRA 173 2
11 A VESNINA Elena RUS 177 2
12 A FUDA Ryoko JPN 179 1
13 A HRDINOVA Eva CZE 180 3
14 W
15 W
16 $25K Phuket, THA (Montinee Tangphong)

Rising Sun
Aug 19th, 2005, 05:51 PM
I'm disappointed not to see more East Asians like Aiko Nakamura, etc who will have to play qualies in Beijing instead. :(

I really hope Tammy plays here instead of attempting Beijing qualies...

Angie :eek:

Harju.
Aug 19th, 2005, 06:04 PM
I don't think Angie would play here. She will most prolly start playing next year. But who knows her recovery is faster than what was forecasted :shrug:.

Mightymirza
Aug 19th, 2005, 06:06 PM
sania should roll over most of field...Go sania go..

Elisse
Aug 19th, 2005, 09:36 PM
Go Go Sania!!! :banana:

Shonami Slam
Aug 20th, 2005, 09:10 AM
Obziler continues her love affair with the far east, adding to her tashkent and hydrebad QF runs with another showing here.
i hope she can somehow steel the title and make her whole career worthwhile.
and a rematch with mirza is acceptable... it was a fine 3 setter.

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:23 AM
Go Nastya and K-Lina. :D

morethanperfect
Aug 23rd, 2005, 07:51 AM
go tammy :)

Daniel
Aug 23rd, 2005, 11:18 PM
Nastya :banana: :worship: :hearts:

Galina :)

njnetswill
Aug 24th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Hopefully Sprem can get some wins.

Happy Guy
Aug 25th, 2005, 02:46 AM
I hope Myskina will turn up! :)

Vut
Aug 26th, 2005, 03:33 AM
Do your best here! TAMMY!!
:woohoo: Montinee got Qualifying!!!
hope more Thai players to play in qualifying

ozfan44
Aug 26th, 2005, 09:49 AM
Good Luck

Myskina
Mirza
Tammy
Widjaja
Dominikovic
Grandin

tennisrox
Aug 28th, 2005, 09:31 AM
Mary Pierce and Conchita are going to play here.Mary's gonna win in a cakewalk :D :bounce: Only sania could trouble her in this field.Natsya's gone on a walkabout so i don't see her doing too much.
good field for a Tier III considering it clashes with so many other events. :)

ozfan44
Aug 28th, 2005, 10:02 AM
Updated Entry List as of August 26th:

Main Draw
RUS F 14 Anastasia MYSKINA 1
IND A 48 Sania MIRZA 2
ITA F 69 1 Antonella SERRA ZANETTI 3
ESP A 78 1 Laura POUS TIO 4
ITA F 79 1 Maria elena CAMERIN 5
CRO F 80 Karolina SPREM 6
THA F 88 1 Tamarine TANASUGARN 7
JPN A 101 1 Rika FUJIWARA 8
AUT A 103 1 Sybille BAMMER 9
SUI F 108 1 Emmanuelle GAGLIARDI 10
AUS F 115 1 Evie DOMINIKOVIC 11
CAN A 116 1 Marie-eve PELLETIER 12
ISR F 117 1 Tzipora OBZILER 13
SWE A 118 1 Sofia ARVIDSSON 14
UKR F 119 1 Yuliana FEDAK 15
AUS F 120 Nicole PRATT 16
ESP F 123 1 Arantxa PARRA SANTONJA 17
HUN F 125 1 Melinda CZINK 18
IND A 128 1 Shikha UBEROI 19
RUS A 129 1 Galina VOSKOBOEVA 20
ARG F 135 1 Ma. emilia SALERNI 21
ROM A 141 1 Edina GALLOVITS 22
VEN F 145 1 Milagros SEQUERA 23
W 24
W 25
W Gold/Silver Exempt ONLY: 26
Q 27
Q 28
Q 29
Q 30
X Fano, ITA 27Jun05 31 Kaia Kanepi
X Petange, LUX 18Jul05 32 Viktoria Azarenka

Main Draw Changes:

1. Czink replaced Pin, Aug. 10
2. Uberoi replaced Diaz Oliva, Aug. 15
3. Pratt replaced Sanchez Lorenzo, Aug. 15
4. Voskoboeva replaced Kloesel, Aug 15
5. Salerni replaced Foretz, Aug. 15
6. Gallovits replaced Sromova, Aug. 15
7. Sequera replaced Widjaja, Aug. 18

Next - IN Main Draw
GRANDIN A 1 Natalie RSA 151 2
WEINGARTNER F 2 Marlene GER 153 1
HENKE A 3 MDO Vanessa GER 157 3
KREMER F 4 MDO Anne LUX 161 3
HISAMATSU A 5 MDO Shiho JPN 169 2
WOERLE A 6 MDO Kathrin GER 171 2
RAO A 7 Sunitha USA 172
JOHANSSON A 8 MDO Mathilde FRA 173 2
VESNINA A 9 Elena RUS 177 1
FUDA A 10 Ryoko JPN 179 1
HRDINOVA A 11 MDO Eva CZE 180 3
CASTELLVI A 12 Vilmarie PUR 192
GAJDOSOVA A 13 MDO Jarmila SVK 193 2
OKAMOTO A 14 Seiko JPN 194 2
POUTCHEK F 15 Tatiana BLR 197 1
Qualifying
GER F 153 1 Marlene WEINGARTNER 1
USA A 172 Sunitha RAO 2
RUS A 177 1 Elena VESNINA 3
JPN A 179 1 Ryoko FUDA 4
PUR A 192 Vilmarie CASTELLVI 5
JPN A 194 2 Seiko OKAMOTO 6
BLR F 197 1 Tatiana POUTCHEK 7
UKR A 206 1 Mariya KORYTTSEVA 8
RUS F 208 2 Anastassia RODIONOVA 9
TPE A 217 Su-wei HSIEH 10
ITA F 218 2 Adriana SERRA ZANETTI 11
TPE A 222 1 Chia-jung CHUANG 12
HUN F 223 2 Aniko KAPROS 13
W 14
W 15
X Phuket, Thailand 23May05 16 Montinee Tangphong

Next - In Qualifying
RSA A 151 2 Natalie GRANDIN 1
THA A 225 2 Suchanan VIRATPRASERT 2
SVK A 226 2 Katarina KACHLIKOVA 3
SVK A 230 3 Dominika NOCIAROVA 4
HUN 233 2 Rita KUTI-KIS 5
GBR A 235 2 Jane O'DONOGHUE 6
TPE A 236 1 Chin-wei CHAN 7
NZL A 237 Marina ERAKOVIC 8
ESP A 243 2 Paula GARCIA 9
RUS A 245 2 Nina BRATCHIKOVA 10
UKR F 246 2 Yulia BEYGELZIMER 11
RUS 247 2 Ekaterina MAKAROVA 12
UZB A 250 Akgul AMANMURADOVA 13
GER A 258 2 Adriana BARNA 14
ARG A 263 2 Maria vanina GARCIA SOKOL 15
LUX A 266 3 Mandy MINELLA 16
RUS A 267 2 Lioudmila SKAVRONSKAIA 17
AUT 270 1 Daniela KIX 18
AUS A 271 2 Sophie FERGUSON 19
USA A 272 1 Neha UBEROI 20
SVK A 273 3 Zuzana KUCOVA 21
PAR F 277 2 Rossana DE LOS RIOS 22
JPN 278 1 Junri NAMIGATA 23
CZE F 289 2 Daja BEDANOVA 24
CRO 294 2 Ana VRLJIC 25
IRL A 298 2 Kelly LIGGAN 26
GEO 303 2 Salome DEVIDZE 27
ARG A 304 1 Natalia GUSSONI 28
SCG 306 3 Ana TIMOTIC 29
ARG A 310 2 Erica KRAUTH 30
ITA A 312 2 Giulia GABBA 31
BUL A 314 3 Svetlana KRIVENCHEVA 32
GER A 315 3 Antonia MATIC 33
AUS A 322 2 Lauren BREADMORE 34
JPN A 325 2 Miho SAEKI 35
JPN 329 2 Yurika SEMA 36
SVK 334 2 Kristina CZAFIKOVA 37
GER F 341 3 Angelika ROESCH 38
AUS A 346 1 Monique ADAMCZAK 39
ITA A 348 2 Valentina SASSI 40
INA 362 1 Wynne PRAKUSYA 41
GER 364 2 Andrea PETKOVIC 42
UZB 365 2 Iroda TULYAGANOVA 43
CRO 368 2 Sanja ANCIC 44
IND 371 Rushmi CHAKRAVARTHI 45
IRL A 376 2 Anne MALL 46
ITA 379 2 Karin KNAPP 47
ITA A 392 2 Sara ERRANI 48
RUS 394 2 Ekaterina AFINOGENOVA 49
JPN 400 1 Kumiko IIJIMA 50
USA 401 1 Tiffany EKLOV 51
FRA 406 2 Kildine CHEVALIER 52
KOR A 409 2 Mi-ra JEON 53
RUS 414 2 Ekaterina KOZHOKINA 54
AUS A 419 2 Mireille DITTMANN 55
GER 422 1 Sarah RAAB 56
AUT 426 2 Stefanie HAIDNER 57
CRO 434 1 Marija ABRAMOVIC 58
NZL A 436 2 Leanne BAKER 59
FRA 439 2 Anais LAURENDON 60
LAT A 454 3 Liga DEKMEIJERE 61
IND 463 Sanaa BHAMBRI 62
RUS 467 Irina KOTKINA 63
IND 469 Ankita BHAMBRI 64
SWE 471 1 Mari ANDERSSON 65
JPN A 487 2 Remi TEZUKA 66
JPN 499 2 Maki ARAI 67
JPN A 503 1 Tomoyo TAKAGISHI 68
ROM 509 Mihaela BUZARNESCU 69
IND 527 Shruti DHAWAN 70
ITA A 532 2 Francesca LUBIANI 71
IND 533 Isha LAKHANI 72
USA 537 2 Jennifer ELIE 73
IND 540 Punam REDDY 74
USA F 542 3 Samantha REEVES 75
BEL A 545 2 Debbrich FEYS 76
IND 549 Megha VAKHARIA 77
SCG 596 3 Teodora MIRCIC 78
USA 620 1 Arpi KOJIAN 79
ROM 621 1 Agnes SZATMARI 80
USA 631 2 Laura RITCHEY-THOMAS 81
JPN 636 1 Shizu KATSUMI 82
RUS 637 3 Marina SHAMAYKO 83
JPN 659 1 Keiko TAGUCHI 84
IND 670 Archana VENKATARAMAN 85
KOR 710 1 Hye-mi KIM 86
USA 712 2 Mariana CORREA 87
USA 736 2 Chrissie SEREDNI 88
GER A 739 2 Caroline SCHNEIDER 89
CAN 744 1 Aneta SOUKUP 90
KOR 747 1 Hee sun LYOO-SUH 91
USA 751 2 Alana VAN DERVORT 92
JPN 752 2 Tomoko SUGANO 93
IND 762 Geeta MANOHAR 94
USA A 796 2 Elizabeth KOBAK 95
IND 797 Sonal PHADKE 96
JPN 816 1 Naoko HORIKAWA 97
IND 856 Parul GOSWAMI 98
IND 857 Krushmi CHHEDA 99
GER 865 2 Ria DOERNEMANN 100
USA 878 2 Lauren SHUMATE 101
IND 886 Karishma PATEL 102
LAT 934 3 Alise VAIDERE 103
KOR 940 1 Soon-mi SEO 104
KOR 944 1 Hae-youm BAE 105
IND 960 Sheethal GOUTHAM 106
ITA 1094 1 Allessandra ESPOSITO 107
IND 1222 Liza PEREIRA 108
GER 1236 2 Annabella WEIGERT 109
IND 1275 Ragini VIMAL 110
IND 1305 Arthi VENKATARAMAN 111
BIH Tea POPAJA 112
IND Sagarika PHADKE 113

New
Aug 28th, 2005, 11:10 AM
Go Tammy!!!:bounce:

roxi
Aug 28th, 2005, 08:32 PM
K-Lina seeded after a long time!!! Please win some!!!!

Ellery
Aug 29th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Sania, Tammy, Marie-Eve, Angelique :D

Vut
Aug 31st, 2005, 04:42 AM
GO! Tammy and Suchanan (hope she will play in Q)

AjdeNate!
Sep 1st, 2005, 06:45 AM
Ajmo

bbypk
Sep 1st, 2005, 02:59 PM
Conchi will play :)

St.Sebastian
Sep 1st, 2005, 11:54 PM
OMG, There are gonna be like 25 byes in the qualies :o

gillibean
Sep 2nd, 2005, 12:00 AM
why do u think there will be byes in the quallies?

xXSarajevoXx
Sep 2nd, 2005, 12:57 PM
Good luck Sybille Bammer!!

gillibean
Sep 3rd, 2005, 11:13 AM
where can i get an updated entry list?

_LuCaS_
Sep 6th, 2005, 07:26 PM
Let's see if Nastya will play.
She is one of the best players in indoors so it should be easy. But you never know with her

Vut
Sep 7th, 2005, 02:48 PM
update?

jirobkk
Sep 9th, 2005, 02:15 AM
Jan is getting in qualifying list.

Good luck. Hope you can make the MD.

Rising Sun
Sep 9th, 2005, 05:02 AM
Jan is getting in qualifying list.

Good luck. Hope you can make the MD.
Isn't Jan playing a Challenger in Australia that week? :confused:

jirobkk
Sep 9th, 2005, 06:19 AM
Isn't Jan playing a Challenger in Australia that week? :confused:

With her new coach opinion ( Jan also agree ), now she want to play at higher level. She will withdraw both Mackay and Rockhampton even she is top seed there if she play.

Rising Sun
Sep 9th, 2005, 08:30 AM
Thanks. :)

I'd prefer Jan playing Challengers for the time being since her ranking is outside the Top 200. Good luck to her though. :)

GABRIEL
Sep 10th, 2005, 12:32 AM
Antonella SZ seeded 3 in a WTA Tier III event :eek: ...:rolleyes: the girl has done pretty well this year, but somehow I cannot see her so high ranked....good luck anyway!!!

tal1985
Sep 10th, 2005, 11:36 AM
good luck obziler:)

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 10th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Marie-Eve mostly liely won't play here cause of her foot injury!

LucasArg
Sep 11th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Good luck:


Clarisa Fernandez (in qualies):kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Maria Emilia Salerni:wavey:

Mariana Diaz Oliva:hearts:

Sania Mirza:)

denine
Sep 11th, 2005, 10:25 AM
good luck nastya!

Calliope.
Sep 11th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Good luck to Sania, Vika, Sofia, K-Lina, Anto, Maria Elena, Marie-Eve, Galina and Maria Emilia! :woohoo:

basset
Sep 12th, 2005, 08:21 AM
GO SYBILLE! good luck at your first wta-tourney main draw without having to play qualies..

Tripp
Sep 12th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Come on Pitu :kiss:

I'm not so sure Clarisa will play :scared:

Monica_Rules
Sep 12th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Go Sania!

Hope Jane can get into quallies.

LucasArg
Sep 13th, 2005, 09:55 PM
Come on Pitu :kiss:

I'm not so sure Clarisa will play :scared:

Clarisa withdrew:sad: Also Mariana, but at least Pitu is in main draw!;)

josemanuel
Sep 14th, 2005, 03:52 AM
Mariana withdrew???

Rising Sun
Sep 14th, 2005, 07:20 AM
Updated MD List

1. Anastasia Myskina (Rus).
2. Sania Mirza (Ind).
3. Antonella Serra Zanetti (Ita).
4. Laura Pous Tio (Esp).
5. Maria Elena Camerin (Ita).
6. Karolina Sprem (Cro).
7. Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thai).
8. Rika Fujiwara (Jap).
9. Sybille Bammer (Aus).
10. Emmanuelle Gagliardi (Sui).
11. Evie Dominikovic (Aus).
12. Marie-Eve Pelletier (Can).
13. Tzipora Obziler (Isr).
14. Sofia Arvidsson (Swe).
15. Yuliana Fedak (Ukr).
16. Nicole Pratt (Aus).
17. Arantxa Parra Santonja (Esp).
18. Melinda Czink (Hun).
19. Shikha Uberoi (Ind).
20. Galina Voskoboeva (Rus).
21. Ma Emila Salerni (Arg).
22. Edina Gallovits (Rom).
23. Marlene Weingartner (Ger).
24. Elena Likhovtseva (Wild Card, Rus).
25. Virginia Ruano Pascual (Wild Card, Esp).
26. Neha Uberoi (Wild Card, Usa).
27. Qualifier (1).
28. Qualifier (2).
29. Qualifier (3).
30. Qualifier (4).
31. Kanepi Kaia (Special Exempt, Est).
32. Victoria Azarenka (Special Exempt, Blr).

Absolutely pathetic that not even 1 WC was awarded to an Indian player (Neha Uberoi is still officially American). :mad:
Is Elena Likhovtseva a silver-exempt player? :confused: If so, that explains why she got one.
Why on earth does Virginia Ruano Pascual keep getting these WCs? There's no reason why she should be getting them (especially in Asian events). :rolleyes: :(

And to make things worse, the qualifying draw only has 16 spots. No wonder many Indians have decided to play the $10K in Indonesia instead. :rolleyes: :lol:

Shonami Slam
Sep 14th, 2005, 12:13 PM
quite pathetic, yes.
then again - Indian tennis really is mostly Mirza - it's still not a movement.

any idea regarding the Q players?

nitsansh
Sep 14th, 2005, 10:45 PM
What are those special exempts?

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 14th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Marie-Eve still in there! Surprising, maybe she chose to play finally!

polishprodigy
Sep 14th, 2005, 11:25 PM
Who would have thought that Anastasia Myskina and Edina Gallovits and Marie Eve Pelletier would all get direct entry acceptance into the same event!

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 15th, 2005, 02:24 AM
Even funnier, who thought Marie-Eve would be top 12 in a tier 3!

I really really hope she can manage to keep her ranking that high and get directly into Quebec city's main draw!

LucasArg
Sep 15th, 2005, 08:30 AM
Good luck Pitu Salerni!!! :wavey:

Shonami Slam
Sep 15th, 2005, 08:40 AM
What are those special exempts?

the silver and golden exempts.
i thought you knew about those better than most of us.
if there is any need of explanation - i'll be glad to.

C.MARTINEZ
Sep 15th, 2005, 12:21 PM
Conchita Martínez???? :confused: :confused:

Tripp
Sep 15th, 2005, 01:45 PM
I think Vivi deserves that WC...Actually, I think she should get a WC into almost any tournament she whishes. She is, after all, a multiple Grand Slam winner.

Good luck Pitu! :kiss:

Sprem would've rolled through this field some time ago...

Expect a few upsets here, specially from Azarenka and Kanepi :D

geoepee
Sep 15th, 2005, 02:41 PM
Let's go Sunitha!!!!

Rising Sun
Sep 15th, 2005, 03:03 PM
I think Vivi deserves that WC...Actually, I think she should get a WC into almost any tournament she whishes. She is, after all, a multiple Grand Slam winner.

Good luck Pitu! :kiss:

Sprem would've rolled through this field some time ago...

Expect a few upsets here, specially from Azarenka and Kanepi :D
Yes... in doubles. ;)

She's getting WCs into singles tournaments.

Alejandro
Sep 15th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Conchita Martinez plays here???? Thanks.

gvhvhg
Sep 15th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Absolutely pathetic that not even 1 WC was awarded to an Indian player (Neha Uberoi is still officially American).
Is Elena Likhovtseva a silver-exempt player? If so, that explains why she got one.
Why on earth does Virginia Ruano Pascual keep getting these WCs? There's no reason why she should be getting them (especially in Asian events).


It is true that nobody representing India was given a WC, Neha is pretty much treated as one, and she will most likely represent India in the future.

Lihovtseva is a freind of Mahesh Bhupathi of course, who's company Globosport gave her that WC.

And Ruano Pascual's WC probably was part of a package to get her to come to India and partner Sania in doubles.

C.MARTINEZ
Sep 16th, 2005, 08:32 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

brunof
Sep 16th, 2005, 01:48 PM
Even funnier, who thought Marie-Eve would be top 12 in a tier 3!

I really really hope she can manage to keep her ranking that high and get directly into Quebec city's main draw!

Looks like Pelletier has withdrawn. :( If Myskina doesn't win this, I will have to cry...

Rising Sun
Sep 16th, 2005, 03:36 PM
Marlene Weingarther also withdrew. Replaced by Sunitha Rao. Pelletier was replaced by Castellvi.

basset
Sep 16th, 2005, 05:33 PM
another WC for ruano-p.?? what an injustice...

geoepee
Sep 16th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Sunitha main draw! :) woohoo! Good luck!

Caz
Sep 16th, 2005, 07:11 PM
another WC for ruano-p.?? what an injustice...

There is nothing just or injust about WC's. They are given by the tournament at their own discretion to players they want to play. If they want Vivi to go to India and partner Sania in doubles, there is nothing unfair about them giving her a wild card into the singles to help her out. Aside from that, Vivi is world doubles #1, a multiple doubles GS champion, former singles GS quarter finalist and a former top 30 player, capable of winning matches, who has had a bad season. What's wrong with her getting a few WC's to help her get her ranking back up?

basset
Sep 17th, 2005, 03:17 AM
There is nothing just or injust about WC's. They are given by the tournament at their own discretion to players they want to play. If they want Vivi to go to India and partner Sania in doubles, there is nothing unfair about them giving her a wild card into the singles to help her out. Aside from that, Vivi is world doubles #1, a multiple doubles GS champion, former singles GS quarter finalist and a former top 30 player, capable of winning matches, who has had a bad season. What's wrong with her getting a few WC's to help her get her ranking back up?

she has got a WC in Bali too this week. her time as a singles player is nearly over. they should support younger players by giving them WC's.
her doubles grand slams don't count for me at all in that case.

Caz
Sep 17th, 2005, 09:51 AM
she has got a WC in Bali too this week. her time as a singles player is nearly over. they should support younger players by giving them WC's.
her doubles grand slams don't count for me at all in that case.

Yeah, I do tend to agree, in general, and if I were organising the tournament I would give preference to younger players if they could show they had the potential to do well, but that's up to the tournament. I was just making the point that there is no fair and unfair in this matter, it it entirely up to who the tournament wants to play. You think all the British players Wimbledon gives WC's to every year are getting WC's cos they're young or stand a chance of doing well at the tournament?!? No, it's because they're British and Wimbledon wants to give them a chance, even though it's very rare they'll so much as win a set in the tournament. That's far more of a 'waste' of WC's than giving one to a player who could win matches in the tournament and who has at least done something with her career.