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spiceboy
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:29 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=445336

Bremond, Jackson, Rolle among US Open wild cards

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP)—Severine Bremond (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3725/;_ylt=AoyE52YkKIoEKmtNY4UgqV4gv7YF), a 2006 Wimbledon quarterfinalist, and former U.S. Fed Cup players Jamea Jackson (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/559/;_ylt=AiM0T89RIEquE0GUs1yLsEIgv7YF) and Ahsha Rolle (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3792/;_ylt=AphtnD5qYhUIydRjRs_rsREgv7YF) were among seven women awarded wild card entries into the U.S. Open by the USTA on Wednesday.

The others are Americans Gail Brodsky, Asia Muhammad, Melanie Oudin (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/4518/;_ylt=Alfu_JK6l3ctOaa2iby4wXwgv7YF) and CoCo Vandeweghe. An Australian player will also receive a wild card.

Bremond, ranked No. 124, will compete through a reciprocal agreement with the French Tennis Federation, which granted a wild card into the French Open to a player picked by the USTA. This will be her 20th consecutive Grand Slam appearance. She reached a career-best ranking of No. 34 in February.

The 17-year-old Brodsky earned her wild card by winning the USTA Girls’ 18s national championship last weekend in Berkeley, Calif.

Jackson was ranked in the top 50 at the end of 2006, but spent much of last year recovering from hip surgery. Rolle reached the third round of the last year’s U.S. Open as a qualifier.

supergrunt
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Oh good Asia got one.

spiceboy
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:31 PM
I love Sév and all but giving a WC to a 29 year old who only has 1 win this year against a top 100 player is absolutely hilarious :help:

Natash.
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:33 PM
:lol: Sev can be SO much better. So stupid on court. :o

I hope Lauren Albanese gets a WC :) She's really picked it up this year somewhat.

spiceboy
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Rolle reached the third round of the last year’s U.S. Open as a qualifier.

She acually got another MD WC last year, didn't qualify

NyCPsU
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Lauren and Madison better get Quali WC's. They have both had decent results in the challengers recently, better than Asia and CoCo. But I am still excited to see what the youngsters can do.

zvonarevarulz
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:46 PM
coco really dosent deserve one.....

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Perfect choices!:bounce: I wonder who the Aussies will pic as there WC :confused::bounce:

OZTENNIS
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:47 PM
:lol: Sev can be SO much better. So stupid on court. :o

I hope Lauren Albanese gets a WC :) She's really picked it up this year somewhat.
All the American wildcards have been awarded. No MD WC for Albanese or Brengle.
Last one goes to an Aussie :drool:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:48 PM
coco really dosent deserve one.....
She reached the finals last week of the USTA Girls Nationals tourney. She 100% deserves one, IMO :bounce:.

zvonarevarulz
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:50 PM
:drool: if jelena got the oz w/c:hearts:

ArturoAce.
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Asia Ahsha JamJam!:bounce:

Harvs
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:51 PM
jessica moore will be added to that list shortly...:)

OZTENNIS
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Perfect choices!:bounce: I wonder who the Aussies will pic as there WC :confused::bounce:
If someone else withdraws so Stosur gets in directly, the wildcard will most likely go to Jessica Moore. Especially considering Dokic and Molik withdrew
:drool: if jelena got the oz w/c:hearts:
Unfortunately, she's withdrawn

darrinbaker00
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:53 PM
She reached the finals last week of the USTA Girls Nationals tourney. She 100% deserves one, IMO :bounce:.
Not only that, but if the buzz around Berkeley Tennis Club last week is to be believed, Vandeweghe just signed with IMG, and there's no way they're going to let their new bonus baby be kept out of the Open.

As far as the USTA's selections go, Jackson and Rolle's respective ships have already sailed. Albanese and Brengle should have gotten those wild cards.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:54 PM
:drool: if jelena got the oz w/c:hearts:

Maybe thats why she w/o from the Qualis ?? :confused::angel:

zvonarevarulz
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:54 PM
She reached the finals last week of the USTA Girls Nationals tourney. She 100% deserves one, IMO :bounce:.

:eek: i didnt know that.ith
actually i probably did, but these painkillers are messing with my head:o

auntie janie
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Lauren and Madison better get Quali WC's. They have both had decent results in the challengers recently, better than Asia and CoCo. But I am still excited to see what the youngsters can do.

Maddy did; Lauren didn't. This is from tennis-X:

Nine players also received wildcards into the qualifying tournament: Kristie Ahn (16, Upper Saddle River, N.J.), Julia Boserup (16, Los Angeles), Madison Brengle (18, Dover, Del.), Kimberly Couts (19, Bradenton, Fla.), reigning US Open girls' singles champion Kristina Kucova (18, Slovak Republic), Amanda McDowell (20, Atlanta), Christina McHale (16, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), Shenay Perry (24, Coral Springs, Fla.), and Sloane Stephens (15, Boca Raton, Fla.).


http://www.tennis-x.com/ptfstory/2008-08-13/676.php

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Not only that, but if the buzz around Berkeley Tennis Club last week is to be believed, Vandeweghe just signed with IMG, and there's no way they're going to let their new bonus baby be kept out of the Open.

As far as the USTA's selections go, Jackson and Rolle's respective ships have already sailed. Albanese and Brengle should have gotten those wild cards.


You mean Million Dollar Baby ;)

ArturoAce.
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Kristie and Shenay :bounce:

Good Luck!

Natash.
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:03 PM
:o I like Maddy but Lauren has been getting better results on the ITF recently. Not to mention that Lauren has a better chance to actually win tough matches.

Nice to see Sloane get one :)

auntie janie
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I don't get the Amanda McDowell selection. Who is she? :confused:

Dawson.
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:23 PM
6 americans!!! omg, how selfish. wimbleodn only awarded 4 of their own wild cards, and the rest went to players with potential to go far (zheng, stosur, radwanska) giving bremond a wild crad is just stupid, shes 29 years old :smash:

i think there should be a rule limiting grand slams to only 5 wildcards to their country women with non of this "australia - america, if you kiss my ass ill kiss yours crap!". wimbledon is the only fair grand slam this year when it comes to dishing out wildcards. they also only gave 2 british men wild cards in the main draw, uso will probs give 6 of its men wild cards, its a joke

OZTENNIS
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:30 PM
6 americans!!! omg, how selfish. wimbleodn only awarded 4 of their own wild cards, and the rest went to players with potential to go far (zheng, stosur, radwanska) giving bremond a wild crad is just stupid, shes 29 years old :smash:

i think there should be a rule limiting grand slams to only 5 wildcards to their country women with non of this "australia - america, if you kiss my ass ill kiss yours crap!". wimbledon is the only fair grand slam this year when it comes to dishing out wildcards. they also only gave 2 british men wild cards in the main draw, uso will probs give 6 of its men wild cards, its a joke
Clearly, you do not understand the finer points of the game.
1) Wimbledon is NOT run by the LTA. It is run by the AELTC and they award wildcards to whoever they like. It's got nothing to do with being fair, they give wildcards to people like U. Radwanska, Zheng and Stosur because they are good players, capable of drawing crowds, and as we saw with Zheng, going a long way. I doubt too many Brits would have gone past R1 anyway :sad:
2) The US Open is run by the USTA, and of course the USTA is going to try and help it's players and give them wildcards...as many as can be spared. I think that this is a great idea, and none of the other 3 Grand Slams will change their wildcard allocation

Harju.
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Lauren Albanese is robbed! :sobbing:

Babolatpro880
Aug 14th, 2008, 01:18 AM
I don't get the Amanda McDowell selection. Who is she? :confused:

She was the NCAA champ this year.

auntie janie
Aug 14th, 2008, 01:34 AM
She was the NCAA champ this year.

Thank you! :hatoff: That makes sense, then. Best of luck to her.

Jem
Aug 14th, 2008, 01:36 AM
I think it was wrong to put Vandeweghe in the main draw at the expense of McDowell. The USTA traditionally has awarded wildcards to the NCAA and girl's 18 titlist. Vandeweghe supposedly has potential, but until she made the finals of the 18s last week, she really hasn't showed too much. McDowell is a bit older and had a better result, even if she was somewhat unknown. I would have picked her.

Couple of questions for those who know: Did Julie Ditty qualify for the main draw on her own? If not, she should have been given a main draw wildcard in my opinion. The USTA showed poor judgment in not giving her one last year, and she still managed to qualify via her own ranking for all the other grand slams.
Also, did Alexa Glatch make the qualifying draw with her ranking. I'm hoping she did, as I, too, do not believe her results would have justified a WC even into the qualies. It's a shame she's never recovered from that injury. Here's hoping she'll be able to put it together one day. A year of college might have been a good option to help recover her form. and confidence.

NyCPsU
Aug 14th, 2008, 01:43 AM
Lauren didnt get one :eek: :sad:

Her ranking should have her pretty close to the cutoff anyways, no? :confused:

darrinbaker00
Aug 14th, 2008, 04:45 AM
I think it was wrong to put Vandeweghe in the main draw at the expense of McDowell. The USTA traditionally has awarded wildcards to the NCAA and girl's 18 titlist. Vandeweghe supposedly has potential, but until she made the finals of the 18s last week, she really hasn't showed too much. McDowell is a bit older and had a better result, even if she was somewhat unknown. I would have picked her.
The USTA stopped giving wild cards to the NCAA champions because foreign players had been dominating college tennis, and as I stated earlier, Vandeweghe is IMG's newest client. Whatever IMG wants, IMG gets.

Chris_G
Aug 14th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Albanese and Glatch are both safely into the qualifying draw, but nowhere near the main draw. Ditty is third alternate, behind Stosur and Bychkova. The list gets locked as soon as qualifying starts on Tuesday morning, so she'd need three players to drop out in the next handful of days. Seems more likely that players would hold off until the last minute to withdraw (the way Golovin, Davenport, and Ivanovic did in Beijing), so Julie's probably gonna have to grind it out in qualies.

That main draw wild card for the NCAA champ has been optional since 2001. The USTA stopped making it mandatory when they got sick of awarding it to foreign-born players. McDowell is the first American they've snubbed for that spot. I guess they're so freaked out over "the future of American tennis" that a soon-to-be-21-year-old with limited pro experience is considered over the hill and off their radar. Pretty short-sighted nonsense, considering the post-college success John Isner's had on the men's side, but that's the USTA for you. They're more fond of overwhelmed teenagers (e.g. Donald Young losing eleven straight ATP Tour matches when he belonged in the juniors) than late bloomers.

If I'm Brengle, Glatch, Albanese, or even McDowell, I'm wondering how I got passed over in favor of Ahsha Rolle (who hasn't done diddly squat in almost a full year) and a couple kids who lost in the 18 & Under event.

LefandePatty
Aug 14th, 2008, 06:49 AM
no sexy lexy?:weirdo:

Slumpsova
Aug 14th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Bremond :help:

Kirill_M
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Win it, Sev! :rocker2:

Wolverines08
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:16 AM
Asia, my love..you've done it!!!! Go Asia,CoCo,Shenya,Ahsha,Gail and also i'm surprised Angela didn't get one but hopefully she'll qualify.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 14th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Albanese and Glatch are both safely into the qualifying draw, but nowhere near the main draw. Ditty is third alternate, behind Stosur and Bychkova. The list gets locked as soon as qualifying starts on Tuesday morning, so she'd need three players to drop out in the next handful of days. Seems more likely that players would hold off until the last minute to withdraw (the way Golovin, Davenport, and Ivanovic did in Beijing), so Julie's probably gonna have to grind it out in qualies.

That main draw wild card for the NCAA champ has been optional since 2001. The USTA stopped making it mandatory when they got sick of awarding it to foreign-born players. McDowell is the first American they've snubbed for that spot. I guess they're so freaked out over "the future of American tennis" that a soon-to-be-21-year-old with limited pro experience is considered over the hill and off their radar. Pretty short-sighted nonsense, considering the post-college success John Isner's had on the men's side, but that's the USTA for you. They're more fond of overwhelmed teenagers (e.g. Donald Young losing eleven straight ATP Tour matches when he belonged in the juniors) than late bloomers.

If I'm Brengle, Glatch, Albanese, or even McDowell, I'm wondering how I got passed over in favor of Ahsha Rolle (who hasn't done diddly squat in almost a full year) and a couple kids who lost in the 18 & Under event.

Even though Ahsha has been horrendous all year, she did get to the 3rd round of the Open last year and at least deserves a chance to defend her points.

I'm just curious as to why Jamea got a main draw wild and Shenay only got a qualy wildcard. Both of them are in the same point (out for extended periods of time with injury) and have only played a couple of tournaments all year.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 14th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Sev ;) :yeah: :) hoping for one more good run

Gail ;) :angel: :hug: