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spiceboy
Jul 6th, 2010, 04:32 AM
Alina Jidkova won the most random pre-Q WC event ever :lol:

http://jidkovaalina.blogspot.com/

(...)

While in El Paso, I have heard that there is a pre-qualifying tournament for the US Open wild card. And since my ranking of today would not permit me to get into US Open, I have decided to enter the pre-quali.
I have never played anything like this before. Wait, I am laying. I did play the pre-quali of Miami one time. Like in 1998. But it was close to home. This tournament had not much info,except that it was held in Dallas, TX. And it was a bit confusing how the schedule was made. After researching for a while I understood that I was playing on Tuesday at 12pm. I looked at the draw and saw only one familiar name on it.
When I got to Dallas, I didn't know what to expect. I found out that the draw was 64, not 32. There were no referees until the quarters. No water or towels and I had to check in and hour before each match. Hmmm...interesting.
By the time I got to play the "familiar name" girl, I had to win 3 matches and she only won one-60 60. Oh well.
The finals was at 9am. And I am telling you its the earliest finals I have ever played! I got up at 6am that morning. I won the match, and the sectional, but can't say I had it that easy. There was one 3 sets match and 2 well fought ones. Three times I had to get up at 6am, eat the boring oatmeal, and play 3 of my 6 matches. I almost passed out in the semis, because of the heat exhaustion. But I got through it all and was happy about it.
I also won a nice "Olympus" camera, and was instructed to film my preparation for the Playoff finals. It was nice, because most of the tournaments don't even give you a gift anymore. My boyfriend joked, that I got some money back for the trip by getting a camera.
I was exhausted but wanted to fly home asap. Thank God I was able to change my ticket to that same evening. So I said bye to my friends who housed me in Dallas, picked up some peacock feathers from the ground and drove to the airport. I still can't believe my friends had wild peacocks in their back yard! Incredible!

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Chris_G
Jul 6th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Yeah, those are the "National Playoffs" that Bode Miller (the Oympic skier) competed in. The USTA promoted it like it was just going to be random people off the street trying for a spot in US Open qualifying, but some recognizable pros popped up in the various regions. Cecil Mamiit and Jeff Tarango wound up against each other in one of the men's draws. Jidkova won her sectional, but that just means she's one of the 16 women advancing to the finals later this month in Atlanta. Here's the list...

Katerina Sevcikova
Megan Falcon
Kaitlyn Christian
Eleanor Peters
Romana Tedjakusuma
Rachel Kahan
Jan Abaza
Brittany Augustine
Maureen Diaz
Evangeline Repic
Alexandra Mueller
Samantha Powers
Courtney Dolehide
Jessica Pegula
Belinda Niu
Alina Jidkova

Alinka's already said this will be her last year on tour, so it would be really nice to see her make it back to Flushing Meadows. Crazy number of matches to have to win just to earn a place in the regular qualies!

iGOAT
Jul 7th, 2010, 03:20 AM
Noooo, I always make wildcard threads :bigcry:.

I didn't even know Jidkova was still playing though!!! Anyhow, I hope Augustine wins.

Just Do It
Jul 17th, 2010, 07:30 PM
Is there a WC for tennis Australia ?

iGOAT
Jul 17th, 2010, 07:55 PM
^Yes. Here are my predictions :angel::

1. TBD (Australian reciprocal... So maybe ).
2. TBD (French reciprocal).
3. TBD (US 18's winner).;
4. Chelsey Gullickson (NCAA champion).
5. Alison Riske (for Birmingham).
6. Jamie Hampton (because she has done so well in ITF events this year).
7. Christina McHale (they seem to like her, and she has done fairly well this year. Didn't she win a round last year too?).
8. Sloane Stephens (she's a promising junior :shrug:).

I would say Riske, Hampton, and McHale are locks. Julia Cohen is a good possibility in my mind. IDK who else is really worthy...

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 17th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Chelsey ;) :angel:
cant believe its been 5 yrs since i saw her at Wimby

Mana
Jul 18th, 2010, 06:31 AM
Fuck what some people say, Julia Cohen deserves one.

Chris_G
Jul 18th, 2010, 04:38 PM
I would say Riske, Hampton, and McHale are locks. Julia Cohen is a good possibility in my mind. IDK who else is really worthy...
Coco Vandeweghe recently won two challengers in a row and broke into the Top 200. I don't know if she'll get one this year, but she'd at least be in the discussion.

Randy H
Jul 18th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Coco Vandeweghe recently won two challengers in a row and broke into the Top 200. I don't know if she'll get one this year, but she'd at least be in the discussion.

I'd actually pick her for one over Chelsey Gullickson - Too many young prospects this year to overlook for a spot really. Last year they gave one to Mallory Cecil and she won a single game off of Garbin. I think NCAA champs are better suited for qualifying WC's.

Riske, Hampton, and McHale would all seem like locks, and I'd expect Stephens to take one too. Anyone else taking those 5 spots would be a surprise to me really..

In The Zone
Jul 19th, 2010, 06:15 AM
The WCs seem so obvious this year. :shrug:

McHale
Riske
Hampton
Vandeweghe
Stephens

Plus the 3 others. The other girls should hope one of those girls wins the 18s.

colt13
Jul 19th, 2010, 09:44 PM
The WCs seem so obvious this year. :shrug:

McHale
Riske
Hampton
Vandeweghe
Stephens

Plus the 3 others. The other girls should hope one of those girls wins the 18s.

Not sure about McHale being obvious.

Curious to see if Razzano gets the French one.

In The Zone
Jul 19th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Not sure about McHale being obvious.

Curious to see if Razzano gets the French one.

McHale is probably the biggest lock of them all.

Uranium
Jul 20th, 2010, 02:43 AM
The WCs seem so obvious this year. :shrug:

McHale
Riske
Hampton
Vandeweghe
Stephens

Plus the 3 others. The other girls should hope one of those girls wins the 18s.

Exactly. Any of these 5 not getting it would be stupid, especially if it's for the likes of Julia Cohen.

Harju.
Jul 20th, 2010, 02:46 AM
McHale is probably the biggest lock of them all.
:lol: IKR?

I think the one that is the most doubtful is Coco Vandeweghe.

1. French
2. Australian
3. NCAA Champ : Chelsey Gullickson (Mallory Cecil got last year for winning NCAA.)
4. Christina McHale
5. Alison Riske
6. Jamie Hampton
7. Sloane Stephens
8. Nat 18 Champ

Coco better pray hard that Sloane wins the Nat 18.

fredbdx
Jul 21st, 2010, 08:05 AM
Well, I think that the decision for the French WC will be between Virginie Razzano and Olivia Sanchez.

Right now Virginie is ranking n°128 and can't get into the MD. She slumped from Top 20 to this ranking as she's been under injury for 5months now.

As far as Olivia is concerned, she's been back in good form in 2010. 2009 was a nightmare for us as closed friend tennis player Mathieu Montcourt died. She couldn't find motivation to train and compete.
Starting the year at n°313, she's now n°133 with 4 ITF titles under her belt (Rancho Mirage $25K, Laguna Nigel $25, Rio de Janeiro 2 $25K, Pozoblanco $50K).

Vaxey
Jul 21st, 2010, 06:20 PM
1. AUS - Ferguson
2. FRA - Razzano
3. Riske
4. McHale
5. Stephens
6. C.Gullickson
7. Cohen
8. Nat 18

Julia Cohen should got a WC ;)

njnetswill
Jul 22nd, 2010, 05:58 PM
It's an exciting time because our WC options can actually win matches in the MD. :)

Will definitely be a much more exciting batch of WCs than the French choices :o

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 26th, 2010, 03:58 AM
1 Q WC has been freed up with Watson no longer needing one.

In The Zone
Jul 31st, 2010, 02:37 AM
PS. Harkleroad didn't use her SR to get into the Open. She might be anticipating a WC and will then use her SR at the OZ. This might take the MDWC away from Coco.

iGOAT
Jul 31st, 2010, 07:48 AM
IMO CoCo probably wouldn't be getting one anyways, hardly has results :o.

The qualifying national tournament has been narrowed down to Jidkova, Augustine, Pegula, and Mueller.

Srodgers
Jul 31st, 2010, 02:17 PM
PS. Harkleroad didn't use her SR to get into the Open. She might be anticipating a WC and will then use her SR at the OZ. This might take the MDWC away from Coco.

Harkleroad has said she WILL NOT play the US Open.

In The Zone
Jul 31st, 2010, 02:55 PM
Harkleroad has said she WILL NOT play the US Open.

Really? Is there a confirmation of this because I thought she was hinting at getting a WC? Why would she bother playing Stanford?

Srodgers
Jul 31st, 2010, 03:09 PM
One person on here personally talked to Ashley and was told that. Tennisbuddy or someone I think.

iGOAT
Aug 1st, 2010, 07:51 AM
IMO CoCo probably wouldn't be getting one anyways, hardly has results :o.

The qualifying national tournament has been narrowed down to Jidkova, Augustine, Pegula, and Mueller.
Jidkova versus Mueller is the final, to be played tomorrow.

HOS
Aug 1st, 2010, 11:09 AM
I didn't realise Mathieu (who wqas a sweatheart) and Olivia were friends, terrible sadness, his death. No wonder she had such a bad year, I had no idea that was the reason behind her spiral. i hope she gets the WC, I read she isn't entered in any events till the UP Open.

hingis44
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:22 PM
i think Mathilde Johansson for the 3 ITF Title since RG:)

Kevin.
Aug 3rd, 2010, 02:52 AM
first QWC goes to Alexandra Mueller (USA)

tennis_mag
Aug 3rd, 2010, 06:48 AM
I think the Australian W/C should go to Jelena Dokic after the impressive run she had...has (as its still going) 10 straight wins and 2 titles on the ITF Circuit. They'll probably wait to see how she does on the hard courts of Vancover and IF she plays in Cinci qualiies then there also, but I truely think she deserves it over Fergison as Fergi has really not done anything outstanding for Australian Tennis.

cn ireland
Aug 5th, 2010, 12:36 PM
I think the Australian W/C should go to Jelena Dokic after the impressive run she had...has (as its still going) 10 straight wins and 2 titles on the ITF Circuit. They'll probably wait to see how she does on the hard courts of Vancover and IF she plays in Cinci qualiies then there also, but I truely think she deserves it over Fergison as Fergi has really not done anything outstanding for Australian Tennis.

Completely agree:)!!!

In The Zone
Aug 6th, 2010, 05:24 AM
I think we can officially say, after Coco's win over Vera, all the USA Wildcards are accounted for. ;)

iGOAT
Aug 7th, 2010, 07:08 AM
So you think no Chelsey Gullickson then? If she gets one it would replace Sloane or Riske I guess.

Vaxey
Aug 7th, 2010, 10:41 AM
WC Ferguson ??

In The Zone
Aug 7th, 2010, 12:44 PM
So you think no Chelsey Gullickson then? If she gets one it would replace Sloane or Riske I guess.

The girls 18s might change things up but Chelsey hasn't done anything comparable to Stephens or Riske.

iGOAT
Aug 8th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Well hopefully one of them can win eighteen's then so the other two can get wildcards :).

Randy H
Aug 9th, 2010, 01:19 AM
I'm interested to see who the qualifying WC's go to, there are a lot of young Americans right now to pick. Wonder who will get another shot, and which new faces will get their first opportunity...

Predictions?

Alexandra Mueller having guaranteed herself the first one, leaves 7 others. My picks would be:

1. Chelsea Gullickson
2. Madison Keys
3. Shelby Rogers
4. Beatrice Capra
5. Irina Falconi
6. Lauren Davis
7. toss up between a lot of girls...Do they give Glatch, Brodsky, Muhammed, Boserup another chance? Or go with someone younger like Goldfeld or Hardebeck?

Srodgers
Aug 9th, 2010, 02:05 AM
I think Robson is supposed to get one if I remember correctly ^^

Randy H
Aug 9th, 2010, 04:04 AM
I think Robson is supposed to get one if I remember correctly ^^

She's already in directly :) Won't need a WC

Harju.
Aug 9th, 2010, 05:16 AM
I'm interested to see who the qualifying WC's go to, there are a lot of young Americans right now to pick. Wonder who will get another shot, and which new faces will get their first opportunity...

Predictions?

Alexandra Mueller having guaranteed herself the first one, leaves 7 others. My picks would be:

1. Chelsea Gullickson
2. Madison Keys
3. Shelby Rogers
4. Beatrice Capra
5. Irina Falconi
6. Lauren Davis
7. toss up between a lot of girls...Do they give Glatch, Brodsky, Muhammed, Boserup another chance? Or go with someone younger like Goldfeld or Hardebeck?
Yeah, now that MD WCs are more or less confirmed, the qualifying WC pick is going to be interesting with these young Americans doing very well these past weeks :lol:. And then there are a couple who are returning from injury.

Most likely :
1. Ashley Harkleroad. Judging from the past three weeks WC handouts.
2. Alexa Glatch. Now that she's competing again.
3. Gail Brodsky - She got MD WC last year when her result was starting to go downhill.
4. Julia Boserup. WC Queen :lol:. I think she's the one that gets the most WC this year. IW, Charleston, San Diego, Cincy.
5. Beatrice Capra. Again, judging from the WC records.
6. Asia Muhammed. She was the only one that won a round last year as a WC, but this year USTA hasn't given her any WC.
7. Runner UP of National 18s.
8. Alexandra Mueller. Winner of playoff.
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Doubtful but encouraging result : Shelby Rogers and Irina Falconi.
Going to college, so not sure whether they'd get : Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs.

Next in line :
Julie Ditty (if neither Harkleroad or Glatch gets it), Madison Keys, Ester Goldfeld, Lauren Davis, Grace Min

StephenUK
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:10 AM
My guesses for WCs:

1. Australian - Dokic or Ferguson
2. French - Razzano.
3. US Nat 18s Champ.
4. NCAA Champ - Chelsey Gullickson
5. McHale
6. Stephens
7. Vandeweghe
8. Hampton

Riske's form has fallen away in the summer and she got a WC for Wimbledon.

Andreas
Aug 9th, 2010, 10:11 AM
9 QWC's are rewarded ;)

Last year the following 9 got them:
Ahn, Vandeweghe, Riske, Robson, Falconi, Muhammed, Gibbs, Stephens and Embree.

Andiyan
Aug 9th, 2010, 11:55 PM
The WCs seem so obvious this year. :shrug:

McHale
Riske
Hampton
Vandeweghe
Stephens

Plus the 3 others. The other girls should hope one of those girls wins the 18s.

Yeah. This should be the deal for sure.

QWCs will be disappointing for some. Many, many contenders.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 10th, 2010, 03:18 AM
Considering the wild cards for the main draw are pretty much lock at this point, my picks for the qualifying wild cards would be:

Alexandra Mueller--won the USTA playoffs
Chelsea Gullickson--won the NCAA championships
Shelby Rogers--reached the finals of a 50K this spring and just beat Mirza last week
Irina Falconi--in her only two events since turning pro this summer, she won a 10K losing 15 games five matches, and just beat Dubois last week on her way to the Vancouver 75K semis
Madison Keys--only 15 and won a 10K this summer
Gail Brodsky--she's had a horrible year up until a few weeks ago, but just took out a top 100 player in Chan last week, plus she's from Brooklyn
Grace Hardebeck--Was ranked #1 in US Juniors this year, and beat the #1 seed at the Carson 50K on her way to the quarters
Kristie Ahn--She's planning on going to college, but lives 20 min outside of NYC and reached the finals at the Carson 50K this year, plus she's always made use of her qualifying wildcards here
The last one might go to a player who's slipped way back due to injury, but have had decent results the last couple of months (ie Carly Gullickson/Julie Ditty/Alexa Glatch)

Uranium
Aug 11th, 2010, 03:21 AM
My guesses for WCs:

1. Australian - Dokic or Ferguson
2. French - Razzano.
3. US Nat 18s Champ.
4. NCAA Champ - Chelsey Gullickson
5. McHale
6. Stephens
7. Vandeweghe
8. Hampton

Riske's form has fallen away in the summer and she got a WC for Wimbledon.

Well Stephens should win the 18s, so Riske should then get the remaining WC.

StephenUK
Aug 11th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Well Stephens should win the 18s, so Riske should then get the remaining WC.

I hope so. Saw Sloane Stephens play Laura Robson in the Maureen Connolly Trophy at Eastbourne and it looked to me that this may be a great rivalry at the top of tennis in years to come - classy player.

When are the Nat 18s?

Landon92
Aug 11th, 2010, 10:52 AM
1. AUS - Dokic
2. FRA - Razzano, or Mladenovic
3. Riske (Birmingham)
4. Stephens (Bastad & IW)
5. Vandeweghe (San Diego)
6. McHale (Cincinatti, WTT)
7. NCAA Champ
8. Nat18 Champ

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 11th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Sophie Ferguson, Alison Riske and Julia Cohen still haven't pulled out of Bronx challenger which is on the same week as US Open qualifying event.

TS
Aug 11th, 2010, 11:27 AM
I wouldn't say Alison Riske is a lock for the WC. Her Birmingham results may get her over the line, but she hasn't had a good time of it since. Would be a nice reward for her if she did get it though.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 11th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I wouldn't say Alison Riske is a lock for the WC. Her Birmingham results may get her over the line, but she hasn't had a good time of it since. Would be a nice reward for her if she did get it though.
I agree with you that she's had a pretty rough year in general, but there isn't another young American player besides the five mentioned who has shown that they are ready to beat top 100 players yet. If you took Birmingham out of the equation though and it were based off her other results, I wouldn't give her a wildcard.

Rafka2
Aug 11th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Razzano MD WC.

In The Zone
Aug 11th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Sophie Ferguson, Alison Riske and Julia Cohen still haven't pulled out of Bronx challenger which is on the same week as US Open qualifying event.

Some players last year even waited until the day before to withdraw knowing full well they were going to play at USO qualies. I wouldn't give that a second thought.

P.S. Julia Cohen is definitely not getting a MDWC.

I wouldn't say Alison Riske is a lock for the WC. Her Birmingham results may get her over the line, but she hasn't had a good time of it since. Would be a nice reward for her if she did get it though.

I agree with Cory on this one. You can't judge Riske individually but you have to judge her as a whole with the other USA girls. Who would you give a MDWC to over Alison? Alison is #5 behind the other obvious 4.

HOS
Aug 11th, 2010, 11:42 PM
I think:
1. AUS - Dokic (not Soph anymore)
2. FRA - Razzano or Sanchez
3. Riske
4. Stephens
5. Vandeweghe
6. McHale
7. Hampton
8. Nat18 Champ

Don't think NCAA gets it automatically anymore.
Maybe Chesley could get it though, taking out Riske.

WC for QD
1. Mueller
2. Rogers - if she doesn't win the u 18's.
3. U18 r'u
4. Harkleroad
5. Ch. Gullikson
6. Ca. Gullickson
7. Ahn
8. Muhammed

Boserup, Cako & Hsu unlucky

Doubles:
Riske-Hampton
u 18 winners:
McHale-Brengle
Stephens-Rogers
Ch. Gullickson - Ca. Gullickson
Vandeweigh-Muhammed
Or maybe Coco & Ashley
Other teams to consider:

Hsu-Ahn
Albanese-J Cohen

Kevin.
Aug 11th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Oudin-Hampton would be a better team than Riske-Hampton.

Boserup is a USTA favorite, but after being out so long, those were missed opportunities, so she might get a QWC

HOS
Aug 11th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Yeah OUdin Hampton woudl be good but Oudin should be able to get in on her own merit- myabe with Zalameda again

Yep, also agree that Brodsky and Falconi could also get a QD WC

As much as I adore carly G- she will be lucky to get a QD WC and if she does- it will be her last chance I'd say, esp since she doesn't look fit (STILL!!!) that photo of her in Ciny with Chesley .....man, she just has to work on her fitness

ZAK
Aug 12th, 2010, 12:09 AM
1. Aussie- Dokic
2. French
3. USTA 18 Winner
4. McHale
5. Vandeweghe
6. Hampton
7. Riske
8. Stephens

It is a shame about Riske's form though. I cant really see Chelsey getting a MD WC with no rank to speak of, though. If Sloane wins the 18s, then perhaps Julia Cohen? Despite her "ugly" game she's only 21 and in the top 200

Randy H
Aug 12th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Only way Carly gets a QWC this year is if they are giving her a last chance reward as last year's mixed doubles champion. Still think that's pretty slim though

Uranium
Aug 12th, 2010, 01:51 AM
When are the Nat 18s?

Right now. The Round of 16 matches:
(1) Sloane Stephens vs. (13) Emina Bektas
(6) Lauren Davis vs. Liz Jeukeng
(4) Nicole Gibbs vs. Brittany Augustine
(7) Whitney Kay vs. (17) Sabrina Santamaria
(12) Grace Min vs. (8) Ester Goldfeld
(15) Ellen Tsay vs. (3) Shelby Rogers
(10) Courtney Dolehide vs. (5) Krista Hardebeck
(11) Madison Keys vs. (2) Beatrice Capra

Kevin.
Aug 12th, 2010, 02:25 AM
heres what I am thinking:
1. National 18's
2. Australian
3. French
4. Christina McHale
5. Coco Vandeweghe
6. Jamie Hampton
7. Chelsey Gullickson or Alison Riske
8. Sloane Stephens

WC
1. British player
2. Alexandra Mueller
3. Nat 18 Runner-Up
4. Chelsey Gullickson (if she doesnt get MDWC)
5. Shelby Rogers
6. Gail Brodsky (I am iffy about this one but her Vancouver result was good enough for a wc)
7. Irina Falconi
8. Kristie Ahn
9. Alexa Glatch

simonsaystennis
Aug 12th, 2010, 02:32 AM
1. AUS - Dokic hopefully
2. FRA
3. USTA 18s Champ
4. Christina McHale
5. Coco Vandeweghe
6. Jamie Hampton
7. Sloane Stephens (if she doesn't win 18s). If Sloane wins 18s, then I think Chelsey Gullickson will get it.
8. Alison Riske

Don't think NCAA gets it automatically anymore.
Maybe Chesley could get it though, taking out Riske.

WC for QD
1. Mueller
2. 18s RU
3. Gail Brodsky
4. Ester Goldfeld (Local girl, ranked inside top 500, top 30 junior)
5. Carly Gullickson
6. Alexa Glatch
7. Irina Falconi
8. A talented junior. It would kind of be a slap in the face to Beatrice Capra to not get at least a QWC. She's a top 10 junior, won a GA title, is a top 400 pro.
9. A British player. We gave one to Robson last year, I'm assuming to reciprocate for Glatch's WC. Riske got one this year, so a similar trade will probably happen :)

Tenisci
Aug 12th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Right now. The Round of 16 matches:
(1) Sloane Stephens vs. (13) Emina Bektas(6) Lauren Davis vs. Liz Jeukeng
(4) Nicole Gibbs vs. Brittany Augustine
(7) Whitney Kay vs. (17) Sabrina Santamaria
(12) Grace Min vs. (8) Ester Goldfeld
(15) Ellen Tsay vs. (3) Shelby Rogers
(10) Courtney Dolehide vs. (5) Krista Hardebeck
(11) Madison Keys vs. (2) Beatrice Capra

This name is Turkish.

SVK
Aug 12th, 2010, 01:30 PM
McHale
Vandeweghe
Stephens
Riske
Hampton

Razzano
Dellacqua? Or she didn´t enter? then Konta:spit:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 14th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Q (5) Krista Hardebeck d. (11) Madison Keys 6-7(1); 6-4; 6-2
Q (3) Shelby Rogers d. (12) Grace Min 6-3; 7-6(4)
Q (4) Nicole Gibbs d. (17) Sabrina Santamaria 6-1; 6-3
Q (6) Lauren Davis d. (1) Sloane Stephens 2-6; 6-0; 6-2

hammerhead
Aug 14th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Well this is certainly getting interesting. Even though Sloane lost at 18s hardcourts, I still think she'll get a MDWC. But that means someone else (Krista, Shelby, Nicole, or Lauren) will get one.

Plus I understand there's a playoff in Boca Raton next week (18th-22nd) for one of them also. Anybody know who's invited to play??

Srodgers
Aug 15th, 2010, 01:12 AM
Shelby Rogers or Nicole Gibbs will get a MDWC

tennisbuddy12
Aug 15th, 2010, 02:22 AM
Well this is certainly getting interesting. Even though Sloane lost at 18s hardcourts, I still think she'll get a MDWC. But that means someone else (Krista, Shelby, Nicole, or Lauren) will get one.

Plus I understand there's a playoff in Boca Raton next week (18th-22nd) for one of them also. Anybody know who's invited to play??

Irina Falconi is one of them.

BOEING 717
Aug 15th, 2010, 04:12 AM
I have seen CoCo play twice and she is fantastic. If she does not get a wildcard I will be in shock. Give it to the young lady with tons of game

iGOAT
Aug 15th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Shelby better win that :o pretty strange results :weirdo: just shows again the "talented" US juniors really aren't that talented because they can't even win national tournaments :help:.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 15th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Lauren & Krista lost :o :o

Randy H
Aug 15th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Shelby wins the title in a 3rd set tiebreak, and earns herself a MDWC :)

iGOAT
Aug 16th, 2010, 04:28 AM
Phew! Good for her :yeah:.

simonsaystennis
Aug 16th, 2010, 10:55 PM
Info courtesy of zootennis.com

Julia Boserup
Madison Brengle
Beatrice Capra
Irina Falconi
Krista Hardebeck
Nicole Gibbs
Alison Riske

This is the list of players participating in the wild card playoff.

Based on the list, it suggests to me that Coco Vandeweghe, Christina McHale, and Jamie Hampton have already been told they're getting wild cards. Maybe even Sloane Stephens got one too, otherwise I'd expect her name to be there.

Chris_G
Aug 16th, 2010, 11:42 PM
If the consensus on here is right and the four regular wild cards went to McHale, Hampton, Vandeweghe, and Stephens, it's a real slap in the face for Riske. She's ranked higher than three of the four and was the only one to reach a Tour level semifinal this year. Dumping her in this playoff with some girls who already had their chance when they lost in the National 18s tournament is just goofy.

Kevin.
Aug 16th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Gibbs has already gotten a QWC for making the finals of the 18s.

njnetswill
Aug 16th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Hopefully Riske wins that playoff, she deserves it. I cant help but feel that her decision to take most of the summer off hurt her.

Randy H
Aug 16th, 2010, 11:56 PM
If the consensus on here is right and the four regular wild cards went to McHale, Hampton, Vandeweghe, and Stephens, it's a real slap in the face for Riske. She's ranked higher than three of the four and was the only one to reach a Tour level semifinal this year. Dumping her in this playoff with some girls who already had their chance when they lost in the National 18s tournament is just goofy.

Agreed - Only person there who I can justify being in the running against Riske, is maybe Brengle who at least shares a top 200 ranking. Brengle however, really hasn't had any results worth mentioning this season, so I am quite surprised they are even holding this playoff - The rest of these girls are suitable for QWC's, not MD.

Hurley
Aug 17th, 2010, 12:58 AM
If that's the case, Riske will win, then. :shrug:

It does have to be a bit weird for her, though...getting a WC at Wimbledon and then having to fight for one in her own country :eek:

tucker1989
Aug 17th, 2010, 01:10 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Gibbs will get a QWC regardless, as the finalist at the 18s, right?

Also, I'm wondering where Chelsey stands at the moment

Harju.
Aug 17th, 2010, 01:17 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Gibbs will get a QWC regardless, as the finalist at the 18s, right?

Also, I'm wondering where Chelsey stands at the moment
Yes. Gibbs will get a QWC.

Which is why it would have been better if USTA were to give a chance to other players who have not competed at Nat Champs like Brodsky, Muhammed or Glatch.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 17th, 2010, 01:24 AM
This sucks for Riske I hope she wins this playoff, she deserves it way more.

tennisbuddy12
Aug 17th, 2010, 02:25 AM
I think Gullickson will get at least a QWC. The list of people that deserve MDWC exceeds the amount that can be given one. It's a shame.

hammerhead
Aug 17th, 2010, 04:36 PM
If that's the case, Riske will win, then. :shrug:

It does have to be a bit weird for her, though...getting a WC at Wimbledon and then having to fight for one in her own country :eek:

Don't forget all the politics. Stephens, Vandeweghe, McHale, Gibbs, Boserup are "USTA girls." So was Brengle before she got too old to live/train at Boca. The USTA will always twist every situation to set up these girls over others like Riske, Gullickson, or Glatch.

In The Zone
Aug 17th, 2010, 07:43 PM
The Men's Wildcards were named today. Meaning, the women will be announced tomorrow.

Based on the fact McHale, Stephens, Vandeweghe, and Hampton are not involved in the playoff, it is safe to say they will be receiving wildcards tomorrow. With Rogers and the two International WCs, that leaves the one for the playoff winner (Riske). I guess the only thing that needs to be figured out is who the international WCs will be. Ferguson or Dokic? Will Razzano get the French?

The qualie WCs will be very interesting. The USTA can go so many different ways.

benji48
Aug 17th, 2010, 07:47 PM
I saw Claire De Gubernatis today and I heard that she's the French Wild Card

Drake1980
Aug 17th, 2010, 08:05 PM
I saw Claire De Gubernatis today and I heard that she's the French Wild Card

:eek:

simonsaystennis
Aug 17th, 2010, 11:53 PM
Lauren Davis is one of the participants in the WC playoff, meaning one of the eight originally named dropped out.

tennisbuddy12
Aug 18th, 2010, 01:25 AM
Main Draw:
-Shelby Rogers (18s Winner)
-Aussie
-French
-Playoff winner

The remaining 4 will go to 4 of these 5: McHale, Stephens, Vandeweghe, Hampton and Gullickson. McHale, Vandeweghe and Hampton all get in Qs. Sloane was somewhat close. My guess is Gullickson getting a QWC. Amanda McDowell won NCAAs in 2008 and got a QWC.

juki
Aug 18th, 2010, 03:05 AM
Brengle(1) v. Pegula(8)
Capra(2) v. Davis(7)
Boserup(3) v. Hardebeck(6)
Falconi(4) v. Gibbs(5)

njnetswill
Aug 18th, 2010, 03:23 AM
Riske and Keys both withdrew? :confused:

Uranium
Aug 18th, 2010, 03:25 AM
Maybe they gave Riske the WC, so no need for her to play:shrug:

tucker1989
Aug 18th, 2010, 04:03 AM
Kind of shitty if Chelsey doesn't get a MDWC after Klahn got one today for winning NCAAs.

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Riske and Keys both withdrew? :confused:

Bummer unless Alison already got a MDWC. I guess we'll find out later today.

Madison Brengle won. Falconi leads 5-2 over Gibbs

DokDi
Aug 18th, 2010, 05:02 PM
The wildcards will be announced tomorrow, 18th. :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 18th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Alison deserves a WC

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 05:41 PM
The wildcards will be announced tomorrow, 18th. :confused:

Today is the 18th. Usually the Women's WCs are announced the day after the Men's.

Gibbs leads a set and 5-2

Boserup leads 3-2 in the first

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Gibbs won her match.

ptitnavet
Aug 18th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Nicole :yeah:

Seriously I hope Razzano or De Gubernatis won't have the French WC :help:

DokDi
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Today is the 18th. Usually the Women's WCs are announced the day after the Men's.



Sorry , I meant 19th :lol:

At least that was what USTA told me in an email.
Maybe tonight.

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Gullickson, Hampton, McHale, Rogers, Vandeweghe, Razzano(FRA), Ferguson(AUS) + WC tourney winner are the wild card recipients

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Qualifying wild cards go to Julia Boserup (18, Boca Raton, Fla.), Beatrice Capra (18, Ellicott City, Md.), Irina Falconi (20, Jupiter, Fla.), Nicole Gibbs (17, Santa Monica, Calif.), Alexa Glatch (20, Newport Beach, Calif.), Krista Hardebeck (15, Santa Ana, Calif.), Madison Keys (15, Boca Raton, Fla.), Sloane Stephens (17, San Pedro, Calif.) and 2010 US Open National Playoffs women’s champion Alexandra Mueller (22, Abington, Pa.).

DokDi
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:14 PM
^ Damn. TA can go and fuck off.

:bigcry:

Srodgers
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:15 PM
No Riske :sad:

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Very satisfied with these choices, except for Alison not getting MDWC. I'm guessing that if Boserup, Hardebeck, or Gibbs win the MDWC, then their QWC will go to Lauren Davis. I don't see how it couldn't.

hellas719
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Gullickson would be better off in qualies :shrug:
Give it to Riske! :mad:

Drake1980
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:50 PM
So Riske in Qualies?

TTomek
Aug 18th, 2010, 06:59 PM
no MDWC for Riske?!?!?!?!

:o

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 07:28 PM
WC Playoff: Capra def. Davis 6-1 6-2 Not good from Lauren :tape:. Congrats to Trice though! :) She will no doubt use the Open to gauge whether or not to turn pro.

hammerhead
Aug 18th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Overall fair...I think...except the Riske vs Hampton for MDWC was a tough call. I am so happy Chelsey got a main draw :cheer: Good message in support of college tennis.

simonsaystennis
Aug 18th, 2010, 07:56 PM
WC Playoff: Hardebeck def. Boserup in three sets (6-1 in third)

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2010, 08:29 PM
So if Gibbs, Hardebeck, or Capra will the playoff, a QWC will open up?

cn ireland
Aug 18th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Its a shame Dokic didn't get the Australian MDWC:(!!

Oh well hopefully she'll qualify anyway;)!

simonsaystennis
Aug 19th, 2010, 04:39 PM
WC Playoff SF: Brengle def. Gibbs 7-6(6) second set score unknown.

simonsaystennis
Aug 19th, 2010, 07:21 PM
WC Playoff SF:

Beatrice Capra def. Krista Hardebeck 6-3 7-5

Drake1980
Aug 19th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Don't know why Riske wouldn't play for the wc! :shrug:

hammerhead
Aug 19th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Don't know why Riske wouldn't play for the wc! :shrug:

Was wondering the same? She lives on the East Coast.

(I can understand Sloane not playing given she lives on the West Coast, slugged through Europe for a long time playing Juniors and Pros, then played 18s hardcourts on the West Coast with a draw of 256 to slug through :o just prior to this event in Florida).

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 19th, 2010, 11:19 PM
I really hope Capra wins the wildcard. Having Brengle in the main draw is the equivalent of a bye for anyone in the top 100.

Harju.
Aug 20th, 2010, 03:03 AM
I really hope Capra wins the wildcard. Having Brengle in the main draw is the equivalent of a bye for anyone in the top 100.
:lol: Whoever meets Capra is also a bye for them.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 20th, 2010, 08:42 PM
:lol: Whoever meets Capra is also a bye for them.
Capra is at least in a better situation to benefit from a main draw wild card though. I like Madison, but she's been stuck at 150-250 in the rankings for three years now, with no sign that she's ready to break beyond that point.

simonsaystennis
Aug 20th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Capra is at least in a better situation to benefit from a main draw wild card though. I like Madison, but she's been stuck at 150-250 in the rankings for three years now, with no sign that she's ready to break beyond that point.

Sad but true :sad: Hopefully Madison can step her game up and be a late bloomer, but the WC will be great experience for Trice.

rosa de la paz
Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:32 PM
Anyone knows who takes Capra's QWC?

Tripp
Aug 23rd, 2010, 01:44 AM
Does anybody know if Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy will get a doubles WC?

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:59 PM
Does anybody know if Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy will get a doubles WC?
Not a chance, sadly, even if they deserve one based on their results. There is no way they will give one to a challenger level doubles specialist and a 33 year old woman if they have chance to pair up a bunch of the younger Americans.