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Andrew..
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Philippoussis gets wild card for Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Mark Philippoussis (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/239/), the 2003 Wimbledon runner-up, was one of eight men who received wild-card invitations Friday to play in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

Philippoussis has been plagued by injuries and he's currently ranked 176th.
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Others getting wild cards were Romania's [url="http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/27/"]Andrei Pavel (http://us.bc.yahoo.com/b?P=n8fJi86.I.YiudPuRJIYWhmlRXaTMkSTRkAAAkJD&T=140c5lmdi%2fX%3d1150502464%2fE%3d95862560%2fR%3d sports%2fK%3d5%2fV%3d2.1%2fW%3d8%2fY%3dYAHOO%2fF%3 d1116590620%2fQ%3d-1%2fS%3d1%2fJ%3dD623BECE&U=139pmibuq%2fN%3dooCCDdibyhI-%2fC%3d523425.8641416.9500243.3285176%2fD%3dLREC%2 fB%3d3721353) and six British men: Jamie Baker (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3977/), Richard Bloomfield (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/707/), Alex Bogdanovic (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/680/), Jamie Delgado (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/694/), Martin Lee (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/706/), and Alan Mackin (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/698/).

Women's wild cards went to: Australia's Alicia Molik (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/78/), Belarus' Victoria Azarenka (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/1326/), Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3928/) and five British players: Sarah Borwell (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/1392/), Naomi Cavaday, Anne Keothavong (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/677/), Katie O'Brien (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/1030/) and Melanie South (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3970/).

Jelena Dokic (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/100/), a semifinalist at Wimbledon in 2000, was given a wild-card entry into the women's qualifying event.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:04 AM
beat me too it

Philip
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:04 AM
Great :D :woohoo:

WorldWar24
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:05 AM
She's a lock for the quarters now! Watch out Martina, Dokic in the 1st round brings some memories back lol

Just kidding

Derek.
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:09 AM
:banana:

clonesheep
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:12 AM
It would be hilarious if Jelena qualifies and beats Martina Hingis in the 1st round, again.

(But to be realistic, I will be supremely happy if she just qualifies.)

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:18 AM
congrats to her!!!!!!!

auntie janie
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:22 AM
Wow, that's great news! :yippee:

ctan88
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Congrats Jelena! GET IN TO THE MAIN DRAW NOW!

IceHock
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:26 AM
excellent news!!!

alwayshingis
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:31 AM
I wonder who the other Q WCs went to?

Hopefully Jelena can get back onto her feet.

Mattographer
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:49 AM
:speakles:

I hope she can make it into the maindraw!

MissJessou
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:50 AM
Great news! Hope she'll be able to qualify :D

anlavalle
Jun 17th, 2006, 01:17 AM
nice :bounce:

Rtael
Jun 17th, 2006, 01:18 AM
Yay...now I don't mind that she pulled out of that 25k. :p