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Jorn
Feb 12th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Stevenson got first MD Wildcard, Caroline Wozniacki, DK got the second.

Ex-champ in RMKC field

By Phil Stukenborg
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February 8, 2006

Two-time Memphis champion Mark Philippoussis, a former top 10 player and the 2003 Wimbledon runnerup, was awarded the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships final wild card Tuesday.

RMKC tournament director Phil Chamberlain said Philippoussis, 29, will join previously announced wild-card entrants Mardy Fish and Scoville Jenkins in the 32-player field, which includes Andy Roddick and Tommy Haas, one the ATP Tour's hottest players.

Haas, also a former Memphis champ, is 11-2 this year with a tournament win last week at Delray Beach, Fla., and two losses to Roger Federer, the world's top-ranked player.

Chamberlain also announced Alexandra Stevenson has accepted a wild card into the Cellular South Cup, the women's event held concurrently with the men's tournament. The RMKC and CSC run Feb. 17-26 at The Racquet Club.

Coming off another injury-plagued season, Philippoussis, the hard-serving Australian, finished outside the top 100 for the second straight year. He has won one of three matches this year as he continues his comeback.

"He approached us about wanting to play here, which is good," Chamberlain said. "He has good memories here."

Philippoussis, who won the Memphis event in 1998 and 2001, hasn't played at The Racquet Club since losing a first-round match in 2003 to eventual champion Taylor Dent.

As for Stevenson, she was a finalist in 2003, dropping the championship match in three hard-fought sets to Lisa Raymond.

In addition to the player announcements, Chamberlain said Tracy Austin, a 1992 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, will participate in the Cellular South Cup Charity Challenge Feb. 20. The two-time U.S. Open singles champ will join Anna Kournikova and the Bryan brothers -- Bob and Mike -- in a mixed doubles match to benefit the Katrina Relief Fund, LeBonheur Children's Hospital and St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Jorn
Feb 12th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Not 100% sure if Caroline got MD or Quali wildcard, anybody with news about who else got wildcards??

Jorn
Feb 12th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Caroline fans don't attack anyone! ;)

Jamie, what's your wta ranking?

Babolatpro880
Feb 12th, 2006, 07:59 PM
It's really cool that someone who's actually playing joined here.

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 12th, 2006, 10:19 PM
Well good luck Jamie :wavey:

Jorn
Feb 14th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Good Luck Jamie! :)

I had to check my website about US Open Juniors before I remember who's Jamie Hampton! beat Caro in first rd. :eek: ;)

HTE
Feb 17th, 2006, 09:44 AM
It's like 9,999 if that's possible. I did horrible at the two challengers I played. So this is my first WTA Event. Hopefully I qualify. ;) Yeah, the Wozniacki fans up in here hated on me a bit when I was playing her at the Junior US Open. Said I looked like a rugby player and what not.

Can't have been a true Caro fan, we only attack haters :)

Anyway good luck in qualies :)

Martian KC
Feb 17th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Good luck Jamie.:)

Jorn
Feb 17th, 2006, 04:26 PM
Quali WCs

(WC)VOGEL Connor USA
(WC)LEIMBACH Nicole USA
(WC)HAMPTON Jamie USA
(WC)SCHULTZ MCCARTHY Brenda NED
(WC)KOJIAN Arpi USA

So Caroline got MD WC! :) Maybe it had been better for her playing in the qualies.....

anyway Good Luck Caro!!

HTE
Feb 17th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Quali WCs

(WC)VOGEL Connor USA
(WC)LEIMBACH Nicole USA
(WC)HAMPTON Jamie USA
(WC)SCHULTZ MCCARTHY Brenda NED
(WC)KOJIAN Arpi USA

So Caroline got MD WC! :) Maybe it had been better for her playing in the qualies.....

anyway Good Luck Caro!!

yeah she probably did get a MD WC, the people running the website are not the busiest people on the planet it seems :rolleyes:

Jorn
Feb 18th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Stevenson got first MD Wildcard, Caroline Wozniacki, DK got the second.


Victoria Azarenka got the third WC!