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Dawson.
May 11th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Who do think the All England Club will hand wild cards to this year??

They stated last year that they would not give them to British players ranked outside the top 250
Therefore the only guarenteed WC's at the minute are;

O'Brien - but could make it into MD directly after a few withdrawals
South
Baltacha
Stoop
Robson - as the junior champion (I know a QWC would be more suitable at this stage in her career, but lets get real people!)


That leaves at least 3 (maybe 4 depending on O'Briens MD chances) left for random internationals (no playoff like the other slams).
I don't think there are many solid candidates for these remaining wild cards (yet).
I would have bet money on Krajicek getting one , but apparently she's exceeded her limit.
They normally give one to an Aussie coming back from injury, maybe Dellacqua this time? But she's close to the main draw anyway.
Date? For old times sake?
MLDB? They gave Pavlyuchenkova one at 15 a few years ago...
Yan? former doubles champ, like Zheng last year.
Perry? Former 4th rounder. Wimbledon fuddy duddies love a one handed backhand!
Cavaday? another Brit, not ranked in the top 250 partly due to injury. Gave some good performances there over the past few years.
Daniilidou? - former top 20er
Someone who does well at RG? Like Suarez Navarro and Chardy last year.

Note: I pressume Sharapova will use her SR.

Qualifying wild cards normally almost all go to Brits.
Lertcheewakarn is the only logical international contender due to the final played against Robson last year (watched by more people than WS final).


Your thoughts? Anyone I've missed out who you think is deserving?

TheBoiledEgg
May 11th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Sharapova doesnt need SR as her rank doesnt fall outside top 100 until May 18

entries out tomorrow

jamatthews
May 11th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Krajicek hasn't used up any ITF WCs this year as far as I can see? :shrug:

I'd put Daniilidou down as another good bet.

Dawson.
May 11th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Krajicek hasn't used up any ITF WCs this year as far as I can see? :shrug:

I'd put Daniilidou down as another good bet.

One of misa's fans (can't remember which one) corrected me in another thread when I said she might get a WC, so I dunno.

Oh Daniilidou!! Well I was bound to forget someone! :p

jake270392
May 11th, 2009, 04:59 PM
I think we should give out 5 Wildcards to Brits, as thats who we the British want to see play.I think with the other Wildcards we should set up an agreement with the other three grand slams where we give 1 out to each of them and return they give us one. I think this is already going on between the other three grand slams and I think it would be great if we can join in.

iGOAT
May 12th, 2009, 12:18 AM
I think we should give out 5 Wildcards to Brits, as thats who we the British want to see play.I think with the other Wildcards we should set up an agreement with the other three grand slams where we give 1 out to each of them and return they give us one. I think this is already going on between the other three grand slams and I think it would be great if we can join in.
Apparently they only give it to top 250 Brits, with the exception of Robson since she won juniors.

I predict O'Brien and Keothavong get in directly, so:

1. South (Good Brit)
2. Baltacha (Good Brit)
3. Stoop (Good Brit)
4. Robson (Junior Champion)
5. Pervak (Good Junior)
6. Krajicek (Former Quarterfinalist)
7. Date-Krumm (I think they will give it to someone on a comeback :shrug:)
8. Yan (former doubles champion, like Zheng last year)

I bet 5 are right.

GeeTee
May 12th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Who do think the All England Club will hand wild cards to this year??

They normally give one to an Aussie coming back from injury, maybe Dellacqua this time?
Dellacqua isn't expected back until US Open time..

HOS
May 12th, 2009, 04:55 AM
I reckon they are pretty much what others have said.
Presume O'Brien moved into MD (witha couple of wds), I'd say
1. South (defo, a months ago you'd say she couldn have made the MD herself, is she injurerd? Where is she??)
2. Baltacha (another def, if she had of played better in Japan these last few weeks, she could have made it)
3. Stoop in the bag
4. Robson also bag
5. Probably Cavaday...goos perf against Venus,ben inj
6-8...I dunno, I think no other Brits for sure.

Potentially:
Daniilidou- as other have said, maybe a QD one?
Bovina- unlikely but maybe
Sesil K - maybe, high profile...
Date- Same reason's as others....not sure though
Larcher De Brito- good chnace I thin. Top junior.
Krajicek- repating others again- high chnace, former quarterfinalist
Outside Chance- maybe WC for QD
Alexandra- the semi final facter....the dad...but prob not quite enough for MD....

Lucic- same as Alexandra...lietyreally, the semi, the drama, the dad....prob not enough for MD
Salerni- maybe for hopeful for me....QD at best....former junior champ facter..
Maybe Yan could be thrown in the mix.......same vailid reason's as already given

Other QD Wc's.....not being a brit and not knowing the players well enough, hard to say....I don;t think form what LTA have said any of these guys will get a MD WC though

Maybe youngsters Fiztpatrick and Broady...maybe Kahn,
Curtis, Anna Smith

I reckon doubles WC;s will be (presuming Anne K will get in on her own)

1. Baltacha Borwell
2. O'Brien South
3 Cavaday Stoop
4. Fitzpatrick Anna Smith
5. Broady- Curtis

and then 6 and 7 a team made up from non Brit's in the WC's....so maybe
6. Krajicek -Sesil or 7.Eleni D and Bovina.....from what I hear, not many players woudl eb lining up for a doubles WC with Alex or Lucic!

DutchieGirl
May 12th, 2009, 05:50 AM
One of misa's fans (can't remember which one) corrected me in another thread when I said she might get a WC, so I dunno.

Oh Daniilidou!! Well I was bound to forget someone! :p
Probably would have been me. The situation with Krajicek is as follows:

She has used 5 WTA WCs this year already. She will need one for Rosmalen MD, so that will make her 6th WTA WC. That is all she is allowed. Wimbledon is run by the ITF though, and therefore it will depend if they will make an exemption for Misa so she can use it as an ITF WC. They did do this for her in 2005 when se had also used her last allowed WC to get into the MD at Rosmalen, and at first they said she couldn't take the WC for Wimby, and then they said well it's an ITF tourney and she still has some ITF WCs left, so she can take it as one of those...she then got injured at Rosmalen and it didn't really matter anyway, but I guess the precedence is there, it just depends if Wimby wanna give her a WC and if the WTA will allow it as an ITF WC.

Pasta-Na
May 12th, 2009, 06:28 AM
yan zi. :clap2:

DianaMisafan
May 12th, 2009, 06:52 AM
Probably would have been me. The situation with Krajicek is as follows:

She has used 5 WTA WCs this year already. She will need one for Rosmalen MD, so that will make her 6th WTA WC. That is all she is allowed. Wimbledon is run by the ITF though, and therefore it will depend if they will make an exemption for Misa so she can use it as an ITF WC. They did do this for her in 2005 when se had also used her last allowed WC to get into the MD at Rosmalen, and at first they said she couldn't take the WC for Wimby, and then they said well it's an ITF tourney and she still has some ITF WCs left, so she can take it as one of those...she then got injured at Rosmalen and it didn't really matter anyway, but I guess the precedence is there, it just depends if Wimby wanna give her a WC and if the WTA will allow it as an ITF WC.

As a fan i hope she get one:D. But i think it's unfair to make exemptions for some players. Then it's more fair and better to change the rules en say that players can take a WC for GS as a WTA WC or an ITF WC. Then the rules are the same for everyone and you don't have to make exemptions;).

Dawson.
May 12th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Dellacqua isn't expected back until US Open time..

Wow, really?! Poor girl. Hope she'll be OK in the long run :hug:

Probably would have been me. The situation with Krajicek is as follows:

She has used 5 WTA WCs this year already. She will need one for Rosmalen MD, so that will make her 6th WTA WC. That is all she is allowed. Wimbledon is run by the ITF though, and therefore it will depend if they will make an exemption for Misa so she can use it as an ITF WC. They did do this for her in 2005 when se had also used her last allowed WC to get into the MD at Rosmalen, and at first they said she couldn't take the WC for Wimby, and then they said well it's an ITF tourney and she still has some ITF WCs left, so she can take it as one of those...she then got injured at Rosmalen and it didn't really matter anyway, but I guess the precedence is there, it just depends if Wimby wanna give her a WC and if the WTA will allow it as an ITF WC.

Ahhh I thought it was you, but I couldn't remember for sure :p
Thanks for clearing it up :yeah:

M.P
May 12th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Yan will get one WC

GeeTee
May 12th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Think Wimbledon this year is in about the same situation as probably AO 2011 or US 2013 or maybe French 2015...

so many wildcards, so few players to give them to....

If I was Wimby committee, I'd be begging Kim Clijsters to take one...

StephenUK
May 12th, 2009, 03:37 PM
My guess would be:

1 Katie O'Brien (she may get in MD if a few pull out)
2 Mel South
3 Elena Baltacha
4 Georgie Stoop
5 Laura Robson
Maybe Naomi Cavaday will get one but she might be better off in Q,as she really needs to pick up some points and even winning one Q round would be a big boost

Foreign WCs:
1 Someone who reaches the latter stages of RG and would have to qualify like Carla Suarez Navarro
2 A top doubles player who has reached second week in the past eg Virginia Ruano Pascual, Cara Black
3 Top junior/young prospect eg Michelle Larcher de Brito, Ana Bogdan, Lertcheewakarn
4 Bizarre choice eg Kutuzova
I am not sure about Date-Krumm as they never gave one to Schultz McCarthy when she did her comeback although Kimiko's has been more successful

QWCs
I reckon one will go to Heather Watson, but you would expect Curtis, Cavaday, Broady, maybe Webley-Smith. One will go to a foreign junior, I would expect.

Joe.
May 12th, 2009, 04:01 PM
i would love to see naomi.b get one but shes 383 :(

jake270392
May 12th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Yes I agree, players like Broady and Curtis who are performing well at the moment should be given a chance and show if they are capable at this level. If they do not perform well, then next year they should'nt recieve a Wildcard.
Its hard for players like Broady to get inside the top 250 when her ranking can only get her into 10k tournies and a few 25ks.

Europe rocks
May 12th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I don't see why the AELTC/LTA have placed this 250 rank limit on wildcards. If you look at the wildcard choices in Australia this year, Wejnert, Holland and Rogowska were ranked much lower than 250 and at last year's US Open there Jackson, Muhammed and Brodsky were ranked outside 250 :o

Randy H
May 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
I would have made it top 300...Honestly, there are very few exceptions where a player ranked lower than that is going to be able to knock someone off in the main draw in my opinion...Robson would seem a fair choice and I would expect she would receive one particularly given that she's the reigning junior champion.

If I assume O'Brien gets in (which I think she will), the 8 wildcards IMO could be:

*Melanie South
*Elena Baltacha
*Georgie Stoop
*Laura Robson

The last 4 will probably be a mix between returning veterans, veterans who have had success there in the past, and up and coming younger players...My picks would be between:

*Date, Daniilidou, Ruano Pascual, Perry (probably 2 of these 4)
*Larcher de Brito, Pervak, Rus (1, possibly 2 of these 3)

For qualifying, as far as the British contingent goes, I'd go with:

*Naomi Broady
*Emily Webley-Smith
*Naomi Cavaday
*Heather Watson

To me, those 5 are deserving based on results and ranking...Elliott has been having an awful year, as has Anna Smith, so I say the only way them, or anyone ranked below them gets in is through some kind of wildcard playoff. Moore and Curtis I think would be reasonable choices, but again, I think they may be forced to earn a spot through a playoff. I would also expect 1 or 2 international players to get wildcards for qualies too.

DutchieGirl
May 13th, 2009, 06:47 AM
As a fan i hope she get one:D. But i think it's unfair to make exemptions for some players. Then it's more fair and better to change the rules en say that players can take a WC for GS as a WTA WC or an ITF WC. Then the rules are the same for everyone and you don't have to make exemtions;).
Yeah - I'm going, so I wanna see her play, but I agree, it's not fair to make an exemption for some players only.

TheBoiledEgg
May 13th, 2009, 04:19 PM
way its going WC will be announced before entry list :tape:

Wimby always slow :o

iGOAT
May 14th, 2009, 02:51 AM
Apparently Larcher de Brito is only taking wildcards into Roland Garros, Stanford, and Toronto, so we don't need to discuss her here.

Dawson.
May 14th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Apparently Larcher de Brito is only taking wildcards into Roland Garros, Stanford, and Toronto, so we don't need to discuss her here.

There so many things wrong with that I don't know where to begin...

hellas719
May 14th, 2009, 09:55 PM
I think a QWC is enough for Eleni:p
She's good on grass, but she's never gotten past the fourth round at Wimby:shrug:
I think QWC is good for Stevenson since she reached SF 10 years ago so its not like shes been playing well recently:shrug:
I say:
-Robson
-O'Brien
-Baltacha
-Stoop
-Cavaday
-Krajicek
-Perry
-Yan

Randy H
May 15th, 2009, 12:17 AM
I think a QWC is enough for Eleni:p
She's good on grass, but she's never gotten past the fourth round at Wimby:shrug:
I think QWC is good for Stevenson since she reached SF 10 years ago so its not like shes been playing well recently:shrug:
I say:
-Robson
-O'Brien
-Baltacha
-Stoop
-Cavaday
-Krajicek
-Perry
-Yan

Why give one to Yan though over Eleni? I know Yan has won the doubles before, but she's never ever won a singles match at Wimbledon, and in fact has only once one a singles match at a slam in her entire career...

If Krajicek is able to get a wildcard, then I agree that she'd seem like a definite possibility too

DianaMisafan
May 15th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Yeah - I'm going, so I wanna see her play, but I agree, it's not fair to make an exemption for some players only.

As a fan i really hope Misa get a WC and for you i hope it even more because you're going and wanna see her play;). I hope you have fun there even if Misa don't play. But i don't think that's a problem, because there are enough interesting players left:). Butt i still think it's unfair to make exemptions for some of the players only;).

DutchieGirl
May 15th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Hmm I just read in a Dutch paper that Misa has asked for a WC to the MD of Wimby - obviously she doesn't know yet if she got it. But Grans Slams ARE ITF tounaments so.... I think it's possible.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 15th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Apparently Larcher de Brito is only taking wildcards into Roland Garros, Stanford, and Toronto, so we don't need to discuss her here.

She didn't get one :eek:. So maybe she'll receive one at Wimby ;):)

Drake1980
May 15th, 2009, 03:50 PM
I thought Date wanted to be in Qualies to get more matches in? Thought I heard that somewhere.

CooCooCachoo
May 17th, 2009, 10:27 AM
Krajicek and Daniilidou are both good choices.

TS
May 23rd, 2009, 05:12 AM
What about a qualifying WC for Amanda Carreras? She's won a $10K or two lately and is playing well (on clay). Surely she should get rewarded with something?

iGOAT
May 23rd, 2009, 11:34 AM
What about a qualifying WC for Amanda Carreras? She's won a $10K or two lately and is playing well (on clay). Surely she should get rewarded with something?
Winning a 10K on clay is nothing like playing grand slam qualifying on grass.

I have my money on Dulgheru to get a main draw wildcard, like CSN last year, especially if she beats Alona.

Randy H
May 23rd, 2009, 01:58 PM
I think Carreras should at least be considered...How many other British players are winning 10k titles right now? Clay or not, it's a confidence boost for Amanda, and she would do well with the experience of competing in the qualifying of a grand slam.

Agree on Dulgheru, definitely think she'll be thrown into the mix as a serious candidate for a main draw WC after winning Warsaw

TS
May 23rd, 2009, 02:43 PM
Winning a 10K on clay is nothing like playing grand slam qualifying on grass.

Uh, yes of course it's different. But she is winning titles and for that she should be rewarded with a chance to play qualifying at her national slam. Plus, she is still a teenager so the experience will be great for her.

Dawson.
May 23rd, 2009, 04:07 PM
I think the last two weeks have pretty much secured Amanda's QWC. 4 ITF titles in two weeks (2 singles, 2 doubles) is not bad at all! I know it's on clay, but as Randy H said, how many brits are actually winning £10ks at all lately? She is young, talented and loooong overdue a wild card into a British event.

Dulgheru is a good bet too after her Warsaw victory.

iGOAT
May 23rd, 2009, 07:50 PM
Uh, yes of course it's different. But she is winning titles and for that she should be rewarded with a chance to play qualifying at her national slam. Plus, she is still a teenager so the experience will be great for her.
Oh she's British :haha: then yes. I thought she was Spanish or something cause of her name :p.

Europe rocks
May 24th, 2009, 07:49 PM
As long as MLDB doesn't get a WC, I'm fine. Dulgheru deserves a wildcard, seeing as she missed out on Roland Garros

TheBoiledEgg
May 25th, 2009, 07:25 AM
Oh she's British :haha: then yes. I thought she was Spanish or something cause of her name :p.

she's half spanish

jake270392
May 28th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Brits certain of Wildcards:

Katie O'Bien
Mel South
Elena Baltacha
Georgie Stoop
Laura Robson

These are all the brits who are getting a wildcard into the main draw. Obviously I would like to see the rest of the wildcards be given to Brits, but the LTA have made it clear that only ranked players inside the top 250 and players who well deserve one like Robson because of last year will get a wildcard.

KournikovaFan91
May 28th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Dulgheru deserves one after her amazing win in Warsaw.

Giving some of these Brits a WC is like flogging a dead horse, like Baltacha getting yet another Wimbledon MD WC :rolleyes:

*Melanie South
*Elena Baltacha
*Georgie Stoop
*Laura Robson

* Alexandra Dulgheru
* Michella Kraijeck
* Aratanxa Rus
* Eleni Daniilidou

They are the ones I think will/should get the WCs.

MLDB will probably qualify anyway, I hope she plays a Brit in the first round see how the crowd feel about that hideous grunt.

hammerhead
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:53 PM
While Dulgheru played brilliant on clay, I doubt they will give her a WC for grass unless she does well on grass leading into Wimbledon.

Not sure why Eleni Danilidou should get one, especially after losing in qualies at Nottingham $50K.

I think Krajicek is deserving and will get one.

Oh, please don't give one to the Screecher! Let her play qualies at Roehampton -- you'll still be able to hear her all the way over at Wimbledon. :lol:

CooCooCachoo
Jun 1st, 2009, 07:17 PM
MLDB was at Roehampton last year, and yes you could hear her scream from afar. But Manasieva was even worse.

I agree that Krajicek is deserving of a WC. Daniilidou's loss in Roehampton is not at all a good sign, and seeing as she lost to a Brit, it would be tough to justify giving Eleni one over her victor, Tara Moore.

Dulgheru had an amazing run in Warsaw and is currently the highest ranked player who is not in the MD, so I think she might still get a WC. It's not like Suarez Navarro needed to do anything on grass in order to get the WC, although reaching the QF at RG is of course a bigger achievement than winning Warsaw. But still, winning your debut WTA Tour event is a major accomplishment. I'm banking on the old blokes giving her a WC.

What about Shvedova? She made a good impression at RG and is also in qualies. Plus she has a game that could translate well to grass.

AdeyC
Jun 2nd, 2009, 12:15 AM
Not sure why Eleni Danilidou should get one, especially after losing in qualies at Nottingham $50K.


Kimiko should get one ahead of her.

HOS
Jun 2nd, 2009, 12:42 AM
Daniilidou -never a fav of mine btw so not saying this cos I like her-has credentials on grass having won ORdina and she has no SR and can play an interesting type of game. But even the 'sorry for you love' factor won;t get her a MD WC, I reckon they will offer her a QD WC. Maybe a WC for Ladies Doubles ? Or if they have a QD for Ladies double, maybe a WC there?

iGOAT
Jun 2nd, 2009, 02:14 AM
While Dulgheru played brilliant on clay, I doubt they will give her a WC for grass unless she does well on grass leading into Wimbledon.

Not sure why Eleni Danilidou should get one, especially after losing in qualies at Nottingham $50K.

I think Krajicek is deserving and will get one.

Oh, please don't give one to the Screecher! Let her play qualies at Roehampton -- you'll still be able to hear her all the way over at Wimbledon. :lol:
Howler is in already :( qualies would be hilarious :rolls:.

hellas719
Jun 2nd, 2009, 02:17 AM
I think a QWC is good for Eleni:p
And in doubles maybe she'll be able to get into qualies with her current rank of 260 something

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 2nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
MLDB was at Roehampton last year, and yes you could hear her scream from afar. But Manasieva was even worse.

I agree that Krajicek is deserving of a WC. Daniilidou's loss in Roehampton is not at all a good sign, and seeing as she lost to a Brit, it would be tough to justify giving Eleni one over her victor, Tara Moore.

Dulgheru had an amazing run in Warsaw and is currently the highest ranked player who is not in the MD, so I think she might still get a WC. It's not like Suarez Navarro needed to do anything on grass in order to get the WC, although reaching the QF at RG is of course a bigger achievement than winning Warsaw. But still, winning your debut WTA Tour event is a major accomplishment. I'm banking on the old blokes giving her a WC.

What about Shvedova? She made a good impression at RG and is also in qualies. Plus she has a game that could translate well to grass.

Yari I'm pretty sure is already in in the maindraw and doesn't need one thankfully. :)

I agree with you about Dulgheru deserving one. I simply adored the tennis she put together at Warsaw. And yet....I kinda hope she doesn't get one and plays Roehampton. Two reasons for this. I think Alexandra can do well on grass so I'm not afraid of her having to qualify. I think she will do fine if forced to qualify. Infact I think getting three qualifying matches under her belt would do her a lot of good in her preparation for playing in the main draw.

The other reason I'd prefer it if Dulgheru is not given a WC is purely selfish. I'd enjoy watching her play at Roehampton. :p

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 2nd, 2009, 02:23 PM
I think a QWC is good for Eleni:p
And in doubles maybe she'll be able to get into qualies with her current rank of 260 something

Yeah, I think a QWC is the best thing for Eleni too. She desperately needs matches to regain her form. Three qualifying matches will help and if she get through them she will be all the more dangerous in the main draw as a result. And if Eleni isn't able to get through qualifying, well then there wouldn't have been much use to her getting a main draw WC.

basset
Jun 4th, 2009, 09:45 AM
a md wc for kimiko would be nice.. and a quali wc for mirjana jucic too!

hammerhead
Jun 4th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Kimiko keeps withdrawing from everything. I fear she injured. Perils of being an old woman!

Joe.
Jun 7th, 2009, 10:36 AM
I think a QWC is good for Eleni:p
And in doubles maybe she'll be able to get into qualies with her current rank of 260 something

Eleni lost 61 75 to tara moore a week ago lol. she doesnt even deserve a qualifying wildcard IMO.

hammerhead
Jun 7th, 2009, 03:26 PM
MLDB is not in main draw. Her performance at French maybe puts her in good position for Wimby MD WC...but we'll so how she goes on grass in warmup tourneys.

Krajicek does not seem to be playing well enough to deserve MD WC IMO.

Kimiko appears to be suffering injuries.

Dulgheru won Strasbourg and is now ranked 83...probably a good candidate given there aren't a lot of other good choices.

Maybe Mladenovic after winning French Open juniors?

Who else is asking for a MD WC? Anybody know? Not a lot of obvious choices this year.

hellas719
Jun 7th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Eleni lost 61 75 to tara moore a week ago lol. she doesnt even deserve a qualifying wildcard IMO.

Actually she reached the doubles final there and wasn't feeling well against Moore;)

CooCooCachoo
Jun 7th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Dulgheru won Warsaw ;)

Mladenovic won't get anything, and shouldn't get anything either.

MLDB is not in main draw. Her performance at French maybe puts her in good position for Wimby MD WC...but we'll so how she goes on grass in warmup tourneys.

Krajicek does not seem to be playing well enough to deserve MD WC IMO.

Kimiko appears to be suffering injuries.

Dulgheru won Strasbourg and is now ranked 83...probably a good candidate given there aren't a lot of other good choices.

Maybe Mladenovic after winning French Open juniors?

Who else is asking for a MD WC? Anybody know? Not a lot of obvious choices this year.

ZAK
Jun 7th, 2009, 07:32 PM
I'd say:

1) Melanie South
2) Elena Baltacha
3) Georgie Stoop
4) Laura Robson
5) Alexandra Dulgheru- young, now top 100
6) Michelle Larcher de Brito- young, now top 100
7) Michaella Krajicek- relatively young, quarter two years ago, close to cut-off
8) Kimiko Date (If healthy)- former top 5, good on grass, close to cut-off

I feel like those would be the best bets all around. I guess I'd say Daniilidou if Date can't play, especially if she ends up doing really well at Birmingham.

Slutiana
Jun 7th, 2009, 08:04 PM
If brito continues to lose in the QRs in grasscourt events then I dont think she'll get a WC. :tape:

I still hope naomi gets one if she has a good week at bham. :tears:

Iceland
Jun 7th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Dulgheru won Warsaw ;)

Mladenovic won't get anything, and shouldn't get anything either.
Well, Kristina won a junior title on grass last year and got to semies in Roehampton. She just won RG and is now the new junior number 1. As Pavlyuchenkova & Wozniacki had (Q)WCs in the past, there is no reason to consider she's not worth to be invited.
I think it's better if she doesn't but I only wanted to comment on 'shouldn't get anything' ;).

alwayshingis
Jun 7th, 2009, 10:56 PM
I love the way they describe awarding WCs: "Criteria mainly to be based on ranking, recent form, professional attitude, court surface and behaviour"

Also, does anyone have any info about the pre-qualifying?

CooCooCachoo
Jun 8th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Well, Kristina won a junior title on grass last year and got to semies in Roehampton. She just won RG and is now the new junior number 1. As Pavlyuchenkova & Wozniacki had (Q)WCs in the past, there is no reason to consider she's not worth to be invited.
I think it's better if she doesn't but I only wanted to comment on 'shouldn't get anything' ;).

I think Wozniacki and Pavlyuchenkova were more accomplished juniors when they got the WCs. I don't have anything against Mladenovic, but I think the AELTC should give WCs to British players instead :shrug: For example, Moore, Broady, Khan and Rae have all shown that they can keep up with players that will be in Wimbledon qualies. If one or two QWCs remain, then maybe Mladenovic could get one, but I don't necessarily think she should. I'd give one to Daniilidou and Lertcheewakarn over her.

Iceland
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:33 AM
I think Wozniacki and Pavlyuchenkova were more accomplished juniors when they got the WCs. I don't have anything against Mladenovic, but I think the AELTC should give WCs to British players instead :shrug: For example, Moore, Broady, Khan and Rae have all shown that they can keep up with players that will be in Wimbledon qualies. If one or two QWCs remain, then maybe Mladenovic could get one, but I don't necessarily think she should. I'd give one to Daniilidou and Lertcheewakarn over her.
I am overall of your opinion. Kristina is somewhere close to Caroline back in 2006 when she had that QWC.

Of course, British players should definitely have the priority for the reasons you mentioned. Anyway Kristina already had occasions to play the first two Grand Slams of the year. So indeed it would be better to give such an opportunity to somebody else, especially since she is very likely to have the French WC for the US Open.
Still, I'm absolutely sure she could already score some interesting results this year.

CooCooCachoo
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:49 AM
I am overall of your opinion. Kristina is somewhere close to Caroline back in 2006 when she had that QWC.

Of course, British players should definitely have the priority for the reasons you mentioned. Anyway Kristina already had occasions to play the first two Grand Slams of the year. So indeed it would be better to give such an opportunity to somebody else, especially since she is very likely to have the French WC for the US Open.
Still, I'm absolutely sure she could already score some interesting results this year.

Just to clarify, I haven't seen her play and would actually like her to be at Wimbledon qualies, as I'd get to see her there and I'm much looking forward to that.

And I don't doubt that she can get some good results this year. In fact, she has already beaten quite some good players. She's definitely one to watch in my books.

CooCooCachoo
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:49 AM
By the way, the WCs should be announced today, if I follow the logic from this article on Robson:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jun/02/laura-robson-french-open-wimbledon

jamatthews
Jun 8th, 2009, 11:03 AM
I think WCs are normally announced on the tuesday. Possibly the WCs themselves will be told today. :shrug:

Iceland
Jun 8th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Just to clarify, I haven't seen her play and would actually like her to be at Wimbledon qualies, as I'd get to see her there and I'm much looking forward to that.

And I don't doubt that she can get some good results this year. In fact, she has already beaten quite some good players. She's definitely one to watch in my books.
I am very happy about that! If she somehow gets a QWC, I can still count on you for a little report hehe :p Just kidding :lol:
It feels weird that WCs will be announced before the grass-court season kicks off. It really reveals the fact it should be extended so that players can prove what they're worth of.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 8th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Really want Georgie Stoop to get a main draw WC,

StephenUK
Jun 8th, 2009, 12:29 PM
They don't necessarily announce them all at once. Presumably they will have to announce the ones for players who would otherwise play qualies at Wimbledon. They may hold back on Katie O'Brien until they know how many have withdrawn from the main draw list - there must be a few candidates.

jake270392
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:40 PM
All Brits inside the top 250 are guarnteed a wildcard for Wimbledon maindraw. They have also announced that a wildcard will also be awarded to a Brit for special circumstances, in this case, this will be Laura Robson.

Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Apparently the first bunch to be awarded wild cards are Laura Robson, Alexa Glatch and Michelle Larcher de Brito :D I'm happy with all three :D

Michellefan
Jun 8th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Apparently the first bunch to be awarded wild cards are Laura Robson, Alexa Glatch and Michelle Larcher de Brito :D I'm happy with all three :D

Is that official? Where is it?

jake270392
Jun 8th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Again if this is true, I would imagine the rest going to Brits.

Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Is that official? Where is it?

It's in GM

Again if this is true, I would imagine the rest going to Brits.

Probably 4 going to Brit's (in top 250) and 1 more international (unless Cavaday has a good run in Birmingham). I think the final WC will go to Date if she's fully fit.

Michellefan
Jun 8th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Gm???

Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2009, 07:03 PM
^General messages

Here's Michelle's confirmation http://business.maktoob.com/20090000004988/Portuguese_scream_queen_given_Wimbledon_card_/Article.htm

iGOAT
Jun 8th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I just read that Robson, Baltacha, O'Brien, South, Stoop, Larcher de Brito, and Glatch got wildcards. The last will probably be Dulgheru... Maybe Date-Krumm, Yan, Krajicek, Daniilidou, or Pervak.

jake270392
Jun 8th, 2009, 07:12 PM
If Date-Krumm is injured and not playing much, I cant see her getting a Wildcard, Im sure it would be better if she played qualies.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 8th, 2009, 09:30 PM
I am very pleased MLDB is getting a main draw wildcard for several reasons. 1) I won't have to hear her during the Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton. 2) Had MLDB been forced to qualify she might have gotten a lucky draw and won a match or two in qualifying. She would have gotten some ranking points for that. As things are now there will hardly be any players in the main draw where she will be likely to get a win and so almost certainly this means NO ranking points for Michelle at Wimbledon. And 3) With a bit of luck there is now a possibility one of my favourites could draw her in the main draw.

Steff_forever
Jun 8th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Event 3: Ladies' Singles
1. BALTACHA, Elena (GBR)
2. GLATCH, Alexa (USA)
3. LARCHER DE BRITO, Michelle (POR)
4. O'BRIEN, Katie (GBR)
5. ROBSON, Laura (GBR)
6. SOUTH, Melanie (GBR)
7. STOOP, Georgie (GBR)
8. TBC

Event 15: Qualifying Ladies' Singles
1. BROADY, Naomi (GBR)
2. CAVADAY, Naomi (GBR)
3. CURTIS, Jade (GBR)
4. ROGOWSKA, Olivia (AUS)
5. Pre qualifying
6. Pre qualifying
7. TBC
8. TBC

Steff_forever
Jun 8th, 2009, 09:48 PM
giving MLDB a WC is just going with the fashion trend... :ras:

Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2009, 09:57 PM
If they give the remaining QWC's to people like Amanda Elliot or Emily Webly Smith over Tara Moore and Joss Rae I will be piissssed ooofff!!!

WIMBY
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Event 4: Ladies' Doubles
1. BALTACHA, Elena (GBR) and ELLIOTT, Amanda (GBR)
2. CURTIS, Jade (GBR) and SMITH, Anna (GBR)
3. ROBSON, Laura (GBR) and STOOP, Georgie (GBR)
4. TBC
5. TBC

Are these the Main Draw ladies doubles or are they qualifying??? No Anne, Sarah, Melanie ???

jamatthews
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Anne/Sarah probably have DA.

DutchieGirl
Jun 9th, 2009, 07:06 AM
:D Olivia

CooCooCachoo
Jun 9th, 2009, 07:31 AM
I am very pleased MLDB is getting a main draw wildcard for several reasons. 1) I won't have to hear her during the Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton. 2) Had MLDB been forced to qualify she might have gotten a lucky draw and won a match or two in qualifying. She would have gotten some ranking points for that. As things are now there will hardly be any players in the main draw where she will be likely to get a win and so almost certainly this means NO ranking points for Michelle at Wimbledon. And 3) With a bit of luck there is now a possibility one of my favourites could draw her in the main draw.

:spit: :worship:

CooCooCachoo
Jun 9th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Event 4: Ladies' Doubles
1. BALTACHA, Elena (GBR) and ELLIOTT, Amanda (GBR)
2. CURTIS, Jade (GBR) and SMITH, Anna (GBR)
3. ROBSON, Laura (GBR) and STOOP, Georgie (GBR)
4. TBC
5. TBC

Are these the Main Draw ladies doubles or are they qualifying??? No Anne, Sarah, Melanie ???

Oh my, Elliott :spit:

Very happy to see Georgie getting a MD WC. Not that it was unexpected, but still good to see. She's a lovely girl.

Larcher de Brito and Glatch (and Rogowska for QWC) are not choices I would have made, but they are of course extremely promising players. And like ChrisCHorse, I don't mind not seeing her in Qualies :lol:

Europe rocks
Jun 9th, 2009, 12:10 PM
On the BBC they say Kimiko has been given the last MDWC

quickfound
Jun 9th, 2009, 04:22 PM
On the BBC they say Kimiko has been given the last MDWC
Kimiko is now listed on the AELTC .pdf list (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/pdf/wildcards_2009.pdf), so her WC is indeed official.

AdeyC
Jun 9th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Kimiko is now listed on the AELTC .pdf list (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/pdf/wildcards_2009.pdf), so her WC is indeed official.

Good

Nicky_608
Jun 11th, 2009, 06:33 AM
Noppawan received a wild-card QWC http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/18249/noppawan-given-wild-card

Inger67
Jun 11th, 2009, 08:32 PM
^^ She doesn't deserve it. Kristina Mladenovic does for sure.

Iceland
Jun 11th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Well she deserves it from being the juniors finalist. :shrug:

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 11th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Georgie/Laura :)

Iceland
Jun 13th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Don't know if it has been posted but Thomas, Elliot and Webley-Smith got the last QWCs.

Randy H
Jun 13th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Very pleased Emily managed to sneak in there for the QWC :) She's battled hard this past year to get her ranking back up to around 300, she deserves a shot without question :)

Good to see Amanda Elliott pull through the play-off, would have liked Anna Smith to get in too but she's really struggled sadly...

CooCooCachoo
Jun 14th, 2009, 11:22 AM
It's definitely good to see Webley-Smith getting one :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 15th, 2009, 02:12 AM
It's definitely good to see Webley-Smith getting one :yeah:

I 100% agree with this choice aswell. She has been doing pretty well over the last year on the ITF circuit which includes her 1st ever ITF singles title along with 2 other finals :bounce:

Inger67
Jun 18th, 2009, 11:43 PM
I wish Mladenovic would've gotten something :sad:

KournikovaFan91
Jun 18th, 2009, 11:47 PM
She is French, she can stick to her own slam.