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spiceboy
Apr 13th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Is it just me or this year's selection of WC will be terrible? :tape:

I think last year or 2 years ago there were top 200 players who couldn't get a MD WC...the level of French players has decreased dramatically :help:

^bibi^
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:17 AM
Well I'm not sure the other years there were 13 players automatically qualified for the MD either.. most of those who are directly in now are former WC recipients (Bremond, Cohen-Aloro, Foretz, Parmentier, Johansson, etc...)

Now let's see who might get a WC :

Already IN :

13 (13) BARTOLI, MARION FRA
15 (14) CORNET, ALIZE FRA
21 (19) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA
42 (41) RAZZANO, VIRGINIE FRA
60 (66) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA
64 (59) JOHANSSON, MATHILDE FRA
69 (70) COIN, JULIE FRA
74 (68) BREMOND, SEVERINE FRA
77 (78) PARMENTIER, PAULINE FRA
83 (94) REZAI, ARAVANE FRA
97 (96) COHEN-ALORO, STEPHANIE FRA
103 (102) FORETZ, STEPHANIE FRA
105 (103) PIN, CAMILLE FRA

Now those who didn't make it :

122 (120) LOIT, EMILIE FRA : I don't see her not getting a WC this year with ehr result last year... Even though she's not that young anymore (turns 30 this year), I still think she'll get the WC

201 (192) SANCHEZ, OLIVIA FRA Probably doesn't deserve a MD WC as she's losing in early rounds in 10k's, but still has a good chance to get it though...

213 (237) FEDOSSOVA, YOULIA FRA Will probably get one too as usual... Probably another waste of WC though...

253 (271) PAVLOVIC, IRENA FRA I don't think she ever get a MD WC, this year could be her chance.. Will get Qualies WC at least anyway I think...

265 (264) HARING, FLORENCE FRA : She' has a better ranking than last year when she didn't get a WC, this year I'd say Qualies WC again ?

279 (281) FEUERSTEIN, CLAIRE FRA Last year got a qualie WC... She's having some good result so definitely deserve a WC this year... Still doubt it would be a MD though... But they have to give them to somebody lol

289 (289) VEDY, AURELIE FRA Would be a total waste of WC IMHO :shrug:

307 (308) LAISNE, KINNIE FRA : Maybe another Qualies WC ?

312 (314) VONGSOUTHI, STEPHANIE FRA She could also get a qualie WC, no MD WC I guess...

338 (339) HUCK, VIOLETTE FRA She got a Qualie WC 2 years ago and MD last year... Since that she dropped a lot in the rankings.. They may still give her a WC for the qualies...

342 (343) MRAZ, KARLA FRA also improved a lot, so may give her a Qualie WC too, it would be deserved...

386 (387) PICHET, VIRGINIE FRA : her best asset is being fedossova's best friend :lol: but I doubt they'll waste yet another WC on her :shrug:

387 (388) THORPE, LAURA FRA had a WC last year losing in three sets to Rolle... Maybe she'll get another one this year (I hope so :p)

For the following one,s it's gonna be harder and harder to get WC.. But I feel like they're gonna give quite a lot of WC to youngsters like Mladenovic, Rodier, Babet, Chala, Hesse etc... they could still keep a WC for Golovin too (lol)

Just to keep track here are all the other frenchies outside top 400 :

410 (378) GUISARD, ESTELLE FRA
437 (465) SCHOEFFEL, SAMANTHA FRA
509 (516) PIQUION, NATHALIE FRA
517 (522) BENAMAR, SHERAZAD FRA
566 (567) RODIER, CHARLOTTE FRA
662 (662) CHALA, CINDY FRA
672 (670) RADOVANOVIC, GRACIA FRA
673 (671) BABET, CHLOE FRA
693 (693) BERGOT, AUDREY FRA
696 (696) BACQUET, EMILIE FRA
741 (744) VERGOS, NADEGE FRA
748 (751) EVAIN, ANNE-VALERIE FRA
751 (755) VANNESTE, CHARLENE FRA
757 (760) GONCALVES, ADELINE FRA
774 (779) BRUNEL, DIANA FRA
786 (788) SAPENE, CAMILLE FRA
790 (792) SIBILLE, CONSTANCE FRA
798 (799) LEFEVRE, SOPHIE FRA
799 (801) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA
808 (812) LECHEMIA, ELIXANE FRA
852 (855) ANDRIEUX, MAILYNE FRA
862 (866) BAUDOUIN, MARIE-PERINE FRA
910 (913) MLADENOVIC, KRISTINA FRA
915 (918) HESSE, AMANDINE FRA
939 (941) HEITZ, ANNE-LAURE FRA
946 (949) LIM, ALIZE FRA
950 (953) MOHN, NATHALIE FRA
971 (973) LAURENDON, ANAIS FRA
993 (995) FICHEUX, SOLENE FRA
1013 (1015) GEORGES, MYRTILLE FRA
1017 (1019) CHEYMOL, DIANE FRA
1025 (1027) PONS, MORGANE FRA
1069 (1073) DIETRICH-ROGGE, ELODIE FRA
1091 (1093) GHESQUIERE, CELINE FRA
1091 (1093) AYASSAMY, VIRGINIE FRA
1124 (1125) CAZEAUX, AMANDINE FRA
1124 (1125) GERVAIS, JULIE FRA

^bibi^
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:32 AM
ANd just for fun here would be my picks :

MD WC :
Loit
Sanchez
Fedossova
Pavlovic
Mladenovic
Rodier
US WC - Keys ? lol
Oz WC - Probably Moore

Qualies WC :
Feuerstein
Huck
Thorpe
Rodier
Babet
Chala
Sapene
Junior WC - Halep (at least we know this one is correct :lol: )

Btw does anyone know if the US WC will be a MD WC again this year or if they switched it back to a Qualies WC as before ?

spiceboy
Apr 14th, 2009, 11:11 PM
Oz WC - Probably Moore


You can expect Moore(WC) vs Pavlovic(WC) in first round :lol:

spiceboy
Apr 14th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Well I'm not sure the other years there were 13 players automatically qualified for the MD either.. most of those who are directly in now are former WC recipients (Bremond, Cohen-Aloro, Foretz, Parmentier, Johansson, etc...)


You made a good point here. Didn't bother to check all these Frenchies in MD already :eek:

Dav.
Apr 14th, 2009, 11:17 PM
they could still keep a WC for Golovin too (lol)

:spit:

Just out of interest, Tati hasn't played since 2006. :eek:

I would expect at least QWC's for Huck and Babet, possibly Lim as well as she's been recieving a lot of benefits lately.

iGOAT
Apr 15th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Hmm I guess these are my picks:

1. Loît (they can't not after last year's showing)
2. Sanchez (bet they will)
3. Fedossova (nothing special, but I'd say she deserves one)
4. Hesse (seems to be liked by FFT, young and promising)
5. Vedy (seems like a good bet IMO)
6. Mladeonvic (she is young, got it at the Australian Open and almost beat Schnyder, definitely deserves it after that)
7. [US playoff winner]
8. [Australian wildcard] (probably Moore)

Iceland
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Yeah there is going to be a tough job picking who's deserving to get WCs especially since Vongsouthi & Guisard are not keeping the promises they made earlier in the season... Laisné & Rodier havent advance much since last year, both are terribly inconsistent. Basically they should all be into qualies!

My picks:
1. Loit (100% sure given how well she played in Paris indoors and RG last year)
2. Sanchez
3. Fedossova (I would normally complain but she has had solid results this year)
4. Mladenovic (:p)
5. Huck (had one last year already and lost in 3 sets to King ; won 2 titles on clay this season)
6. US
7. AUS
8. The last one is the toughest. I hope that they make an exception this year and give Halep a MD WC instead of QWC.

QWC
1. Mraz (:o but she deserves it)
2. Vongsouthi
3. Thorpe
4. Pavlovic
5. Feuerstein
6. Babet
7. Rodier
8. Laisné

Sapène won't have a WC for sure. She's just not committed enough into the WTA tour, I think she's good but makes weird decisions with her career. I wish Constance would have one but she's way too inconsistent. Benamar, Rodier & Laisné are among the favourites of the French Federation, it's something which counts a lot. Still, Sherazad is gonna play the Asian tour so I don't think she aims at playing RG.

Amandine could have gotten one but she's out due to a knee injury. Cindy will be back only in the beginning of May, Im afraid it will be too short for her to prove she's worth of a WC. Shame 'cause the girl is talented. To finish, Gracia is just not liked by the FFT now so no WC.

spiceboy
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Hmm I guess these are my picks:

1. Loît (they can't not after last year's showing)
2. Sanchez (bet they will)
3. Fedossova (nothing special, but I'd say she deserves one)
4. Hesse (seems to be liked by FFT, young and promising)
5. Vedy (seems like a good bet IMO)
6. Mladeonvic (she is young, got it at the Australian Open and almost beat Schnyder, definitely deserves it after that)
7. [US playoff winner]
8. [Australian wildcard] (probably Moore)

I just hope is a no-money bet :p

HOS
Apr 16th, 2009, 01:13 AM
I think
1. Loît (I think it would be very harsh not to reward Emilie with a WC, being a vetren shouldn't be held against her, did well last year but more than anything has been in the French Top 5 or 6 for 6 or 7 years)
2. Sanchez (well I for one really like her- disappointed with her end of 08 and this year so far....but lets hope they do!)
3. Fedossova (has a few in the past- and one to the OZ Open too- I saw her, she can play, dunno why she is ranked here, still youngish, maybe last chance)
4. Pavlovic (similar to Fedosova, good junior, not great ITF/WTA ranks, but still think she should get the nod)
5. Mladeonvic (Sure beet. Got Australian Open will get one here)
6. Either Laisne, Chala or Hesse- all young, talent, good juniors
7. [US playoff winner](presume Glatch, Oudin, King, Albanese, Brengle, Keys, Coco & Muhammad will be invited to participate)
8. [Australian wildcard] (probably Moore, Ferguson (mini revival this year) outside bet Holland


QD WC's.
1 & 2- who ever misses out on no 6 spot MD WC- so Laisne, Chala or Hesse
3. Feurstein- good recent results, not sure if she has had one in past- def not MD though
4. Vongsouthi- think got one last year
5. Andriex
6. Huck
7 & 8 out of :
Rodier
Babet
Pichet(one last chance)
Haring (same as VP)

Europe rocks
Apr 16th, 2009, 08:55 PM
You can expect Moore(WC) vs Pavlovic(WC) in first round :lol:
Pavlovic is too much of a decent player for Moore to get lucky against ;)

janko
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:08 PM
My picks :

MD

Loit
Sanchez
Fedossova
Pavlovic
Mladenovic
Vongsouthi
US (King?)
AUS (Moore?)

Q

Laisne
Babet
Feuerstein
Mraz
Benamar
Rodier
Huck

SVK
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:27 PM
My picks:

MD:

Loit
Sanchez
Thorpe
Fedossova
Pavlovic
Vongsouthi
Moore
Glatch

Q:

Laisne
Schoeffel
Mladenovic
Haring
Guisard
Huck
Radovanovic
Mraz
Pichet

Joe.
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:32 PM
imo claire deserves a md wc :)

Joe.
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:38 PM
1)Loit
2)Sanchez
3)Feuerstein (played well this season)
4)Pavlovic(i love her game:))
5)Fedossova
6)Moore
7)US play off so i would guess maybe brengle or glatch are most likely ;)

Europe rocks
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Don't think Moore will get the Aus WC, she's already had 2 WC's and needs to defend her US Open 2r points :o

Freakan
Apr 20th, 2009, 12:57 AM
I think besides Loit and Mladenovic no one who would have a chance to win a match in MD, so they should just give the WC's to the hottest players, so there would be something nice to look at: Sanchez, Goncalves, Babet, Larriere, Hesse, Ramialison, Lim, Radovanovic, Chala, Pons :lol: ;)

bluepastures
Apr 20th, 2009, 05:19 PM
I think Rodier and Hesse will both receive wildcards (probably just for qualifying) as the winners of the 17/18s and 15/16s at the French junior nationals last year.

spiceboy
Apr 20th, 2009, 06:32 PM
imo claire deserves a md wc :)

Claire just lost 60 62 in $25K Bari qualifying vs unseeded Evtimova :tape: :help:

iGOAT
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:11 PM
:spit:

Just out of interest, Tati hasn't played since 2006. :eek:

I would expect at least QWC's for Huck and Babet, possibly Lim as well as she's been recieving a lot of benefits lately.
Umm yeah she has http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/Pdfs/events/2008/berlin_draws.pdf

Sassy-Na
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:01 AM
yan, yuan and tiantian. :bounce:

janko
Apr 22nd, 2009, 04:18 PM
My picks:

MD:

Loit
Sanchez
Thorpe
Fedossova
Pavlovic
Vongsouthi
Moore
Glatch

Q:

Laisne
Schoeffel
Mladenovic
Haring
Guisard
Huck
Radovanovic
Mraz
Pichet

I agree with Schoeffel, I'm sure she can play well.

They should make play-offs to decide. I remember they did in the past.

Petkorazzi
Apr 22nd, 2009, 04:47 PM
Umm yeah she has http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/Pdfs/events/2008/berlin_draws.pdf
:spit: He means she hasn't played RG since 06.

iGOAT
Apr 22nd, 2009, 08:25 PM
:spit: He means she hasn't played RG since 06.
Oh :haha: that is true. And that is not a very good memory :sad:

CooCooCachoo
Apr 23rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
Most of them seem likely to be a great waste :tape: I hope they give them to youngsters, so they can build upon the experience. Someone like Fedossova doesn't need yet another chance :rolleyes: And Sanchez doesn't really deserve one, but I guess she will get it. Loit and Mladenovic are shoe-ins.

CooCooCachoo
Apr 23rd, 2009, 07:23 PM
The USTA Wild Card tournament will start next week, and will feature sixteen players of which Ahn, Embree, Stephens, Gibbs and McHale are the only known names for now:

The wild card tournament to decide the main draw berth in the upcoming French Open begins next Tuesday with eight men vying for the spot. The women's event, which will NOT be a round robin format, but rather single elimination and a 16-player draw, will be played from April 29 through May 2. The competition will be held at the Boca West Country Club. (http://www.bocawestcc.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=254098&ssid=113200&vnf=1)

As soon as I am notified of the participants, I will pass that information along. Juniors I spoke to in California who said they were planning to play the women's event were Kristie Ahn, Lauren Embree, Christina McHale, Nicole Gibbs and Sloane Stephens.

http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2009/04/us-players-selected-for-itf-world-jr.html

spiceboy
Apr 23rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
They should do like Wimbledon did last year and award WC to really good and promising players, no matter their nationality.

But then they are French...Mladenovic (who lost 60 60 vs Dulgheru today) will be in MD and Dulgheru won't be able to play qualies...

CooCooCachoo
Apr 23rd, 2009, 07:29 PM
I doubt the FFT will do that :lol:

nouf
Apr 23rd, 2009, 08:16 PM
mladenovic will be wc main draw for sure
hesse has no wc this year i think she is injuried not to 100% for a wc

Rui.
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:04 PM
just read in a portuguese site that Michelle Larcher de Brito said in a press conference that her last 3 wc's for the year will probably be to RG, Wimbledon, Standford

^bibi^
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:36 AM
just read in a portuguese site that Michelle Larcher de Brito said in a press conference that her last 3 wc's for the year will probably be to RG, Wimbledon, Standford

:scratch:

No way the french federation will give a WC to a non-french player IMO

Rui.
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:21 PM
:scratch:

No way the french federation will give a WC to a non-french player IMO

that's what she said :)

iGOAT
May 3rd, 2009, 09:06 PM
So Embree has gotten the first one.

Iceland
May 3rd, 2009, 09:22 PM
I really can't believe Larcher de Brito will have a WC here. It doesn't make sense, it's not like she is a good claycourter.
Embree won fair and square but it's hard to be excited to have her in the field.

Geoffrey91
May 3rd, 2009, 10:41 PM
My picks :

MDW
1. Loit
2. Fedossova
3. Sanchez
4. Pavlovic
5. Feuerstein
6. Mladenovic
7. US
8. AUS

QWC
1. Vedy
2. Haring
3. Vongsouthi
4. Huck
5. Laisné
6. Babet
7. Chala/Guisard/BenAmar/Pichet/Rodier
8. Halep

However I hope Babet instead of Sanchez in MD & Jeanjean/Schoeffel/Laurendon in Q could be really interesting in my opinion.

Juarito
May 4th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Pierce and Golovin are already out of contention?

spiceboy
May 4th, 2009, 04:08 PM
My picks :

MDW
1. Loit
2. Fedossova
3. Sanchez
4. Pavlovic
5. Feuerstein
6. Mladenovic
7. US
8. AUS

QWC
1. Vedy
2. Haring
3. Vongsouthi
4. Huck
5. Laisné
6. Babet
7. Chala/Guisard/BenAmar/Pichet/Rodier
8. Halep


That's a pretty accurate list. Even if seeing Pavlovic or Feuerstein getting a MD WC in a Grand Slam hurts my eyes I guess there is nothing better...although if the FFT had a minimum amount of decency they would give a MD WC to Halep instead of any of these two players...

iGOAT
May 4th, 2009, 10:15 PM
I really can't believe Larcher de Brito will have a WC here. It doesn't make sense, it's not like she is a good claycourter.
Embree won fair and square but it's hard to be excited to have her in the field.
I don't think she will. I just think she is kind of dumb... She said she wants to use her wildcards at Roland Garros, Stanford, and Toronto. Now she is from none of those countries, and I know she disagrees, but there are lots of other [better] junior players. I see no reason why those tournaments would give her wildcards, and I don't think they will.

Dawson.
May 5th, 2009, 01:08 AM
I think Wimbledon could give Michelle a WC this year. They said they are not going to offer them to Brits outside the top 250, so at most only 5 Brits will get Wild cards - 1 of them the junior champ Robson, two of them have a good chance to make the MD on merit: South & O'Brien. Meaning there could be 5 international WC's up for grabs there. They seem to like giving the youngsters a chance - they gave Pavlyuchenkova one when she was 15 a few years ago, plus I don't really see anyone else who is worthy :shrug: But they definately won't give MLBD a WC at RG, that's just ridiculous :lol:

bluepastures
May 5th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Olivia Rogowska has been given the Aussie player wild card, per the ITF weekly newsletter.

iGOAT
May 6th, 2009, 12:46 AM
So we know two wildcards now. Thank god it's not Moore :help:.

OZTENNIS
May 6th, 2009, 11:15 AM
OMG who the hell did the Americans get to play their wildcard playoff if Embree won :weirdo:

nouf
May 9th, 2009, 12:19 PM
wc are out no surprises for main draw :)

hugo2004
May 11th, 2009, 07:28 PM
wc are out no surprises for main draw :)

For who?

SVK
May 11th, 2009, 07:32 PM
So we know two wildcards now. Thank god it's not Moore :help:.

Moore withdrew today:lol:

Geoffrey91
May 12th, 2009, 09:18 PM
That's a pretty accurate list. Even if seeing Pavlovic or Feuerstein getting a MD WC in a Grand Slam hurts my eyes I guess there is nothing better...although if the FFT had a minimum amount of decency they would give a MD WC to Halep instead of any of these two players...

Feuerstein beat 2 Top 100 player lately both in straigt sets.
She has good chances to win a match with a good draw.

spiceboy
May 12th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Feuerstein beat 2 Top 100 player lately both in straigt sets.
She has good chances to win a match with a good draw.

She has certainly had a good start of the year but now that you talk about these two wins I'll talk about her losses against Evtimova (60 62) and Laurendon (62 63). Not very promising I must say :help:

jamatthews
May 12th, 2009, 09:59 PM
She has certainly had a good start of the year but now that you talk about these two wins I'll talk about her losses against Evtimova (60 62) and Laurendon (62 63). Not very promising I must say :help:

So no players have a couple of bad losses in a season? :rolleyes: Utterly ridiculous. She 100% deserves a MD WC.

Geoffrey91
May 12th, 2009, 10:23 PM
She has certainly had a good start of the year but now that you talk about these two wins I'll talk about her losses against Evtimova (60 62) and Laurendon (62 63). Not very promising I must say :help:

Laurendon is better than her ranking. She's a former top 300 player.

Then you can't play good every day.

Freakan
May 12th, 2009, 11:04 PM
She has certainly had a good start of the year but now that you talk about these two wins I'll talk about her losses against Evtimova (60 62) and Laurendon (62 63). Not very promising I must say :help:

She beat Jarmila today :hysteric: :sad:

spiceboy
May 12th, 2009, 11:27 PM
So no players have a couple of bad losses in a season? :rolleyes: Utterly ridiculous. She 100% deserves a MD WC.

OK, a couple of bad losses are perfectly fine but losing vs Evtimova 60 62 in a $25K qualies or against yeah, former Top 300 (so impressive! :weirdo:) Laurendon in a $10K is (Marjory dixit) SOMETHING ELSE!!!!

We are talking about getting a MD WC in a freaking Grand Slam! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I know there are no good choices for MD WC for this year but give it to the likes or Halep, for f*ck's sake!

Uranus
May 15th, 2009, 12:23 PM
So who are the WCs?

ValTsunami
May 15th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Simona Halep, WC in Q, 100% sure:D.

Ballbasher
May 15th, 2009, 01:17 PM
So who are the WCs?
I want to know, too :lol:

nouf
May 15th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Kinnie Laisne WC main draw cool

Ballbasher
May 15th, 2009, 03:20 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: THAT is a surprise!
If you say Feuerstein's losses are bad, Laisne lost to Koek,Sanchez-Quintanar & Grymalska this year and her best win this season came against Magali de Lattre [#478] in 11 tournaments!
I mean I wouldn't even say she is undeserving as she won a match in Q last year, but unless she finds her "Denain form" she will struggle to win a match! :unsure:
Could you reveal the other WCs, too or are they kept as a secret? :p

Adrian.
May 15th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Main draw: Mladenovic loit sanchez feurstèin pavlovic Laisne américain WC australian WC

Qualif haring vongsouthi mraz thorpe hùck Babet halép

iPatty
May 15th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Disgusting to see Sanchez and Laisne in MD while Halep is relegated to qualies. I know they are French, but have a little common sense...

^bibi^
May 15th, 2009, 09:07 PM
8th quali WC is for Vedy :wavey:

iGOAT
May 16th, 2009, 04:13 AM
Hmm I guess these are my picks:

1. Loît (they can't not after last year's showing)
2. Sanchez (bet they will)
3. Fedossova (nothing special, but I'd say she deserves one)
4. Hesse (seems to be liked by FFT, young and promising)
5. Vedy (seems like a good bet IMO)
6. Mladeonvic (she is young, got it at the Australian Open and almost beat Schnyder, definitely deserves it after that)
7. [US playoff winner]
8. [Australian wildcard] (probably Moore)
I wasn't too accurate :unsure:.

Backhand_stille
May 17th, 2009, 02:30 PM
No Radovanovic that sucks :(

Andiyan
May 17th, 2009, 04:34 PM
French tennis isnt good enough for so many MDWCs. If only Pin, Cohen Aloro and Foretz were ranked a bit lower. :lol:
Laisne and Sanchez :help: