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Papillon.
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Really gutted one of them has to lose as early as Q1... even worse that this isn't even on the televised court. :rolleyes:

Mladenovic got into the draw as an alternate; ridiculous that Garcia got the wildcard, I was sure Kristina would get it after the Hopman Cup showing. Though, one could say if she loses here in the first qualifying round, it wasn't an unjust decision... but she's playing another big up and comer in Heather Watson. The two are 17 and 18, with Mladenovic the younger player. Watson made the Auckland QF just last week and won the 2009 US Open Girls' Singles title, with Mladenovic taking the French Open title in that same year.

claypova
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:43 AM
:bigcry:

awful draw, probably watson in 2

young_gunner913
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:44 AM
I thought Mladenovic got a WC? :confused:

Papillon.
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:44 AM
I thought Mladenovic got a WC? :confused:

Caroline Garcia received it.

claypova
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:45 AM
she didn't, it was given to Garcia

young_gunner913
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:45 AM
Caroline Garcia received it.

Who the fuck?

Anyways go Kristina!

Iceland
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:47 AM
Really gutted one of them has to lose as early as Q1... even worse that this isn't even on the televised court. :rolleyes:

Mladenovic got into the draw as an alternate; ridiculous that Garcia got the wildcard, I was sure Kristina would get it after the Hopman Cup showing. Though, one could say if she loses here in the first qualifying round, it wasn't an unjust decision... but she's playing another big up and comer in Heather Watson. The two are 17 and 18, with Mladenovic the younger player. Watson made the Auckland QF just last week and won the 2009 US Open Girls' Singles title, with Mladenovic taking the French Open title in that same year.

I disagree with you. Kristina really needs to get her rank up, which she will if she wins matches in qualies and it's better for French tennis that our two most promising youngsters have a chance to participate in the first Grand Slam of the year.

Having said that, its indeed a pretty tough first round. Hope one of them qualifies eventually.

Papillon.
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:53 AM
That's true; Mladenovic got this wildcard when she was in a similar or even a worse position than Garcia is in now, but I don't think there was anyone marginally better or more 'deserving' when she got it in 2009. Still, Robson received a qualifying wildcard last year because of the Hopman Cup appearance and I had a faint idea in my mind that a similar thing would happen. No disrespect to Garcia, though; I have no idea about her other than that she DOES have top 100 scalps, so a kind draw could end well for her; or, perhaps, ideally she could draw a top player and be on a televised court / stadium. A part of me wants Mladenovic to win this match just so she can get into the draw despite Garcia getting the wildcard; though, I'm thankful she even managed to get into the qualifying as an alternate. It'd have been a travesty if she'd have had to miss out on the tournament entirely.

Also as a side note, this is more of an "excuse" that anything but it didn't help Kristina's ranking that she was so unfortunately injured last year; however, if this is truly why her ranking is where it is now, missing out on this tournament shouldn't matter as, if healthy, she should climb steadily up throughout the rest of the year anyway.

Betten
Jan 13th, 2011, 12:19 PM
Shitty draw :(!

Ciarán
Jan 13th, 2011, 12:44 PM
WHY :sobbing:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Watson

Carotastrophe
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Please win, Kristina :awww:

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Voted Heather but don't really care. :p

Daniel
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Kristina

Sharapovian
Jan 13th, 2011, 02:18 PM
:bigcry: Bad draw.

I'll go for Heather I guess.

Maza1987
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:07 PM
A shame of a draw.
I want heather to win.
But it's 50-50 (just like the poll is suggesting at the moment)

RandomShot
Jan 13th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Terrible that they're matched up so early on. Pretty hard to pick, probably 50-50.

Martian KC
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Watson in 3. What a matchup.

MB.
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:41 PM
I like both girls, but give the edge to Kiki here.

hurricanejeanne
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:40 AM
What a first round! I like them both but I'm warming more the Kristina. Allez!

Ralph214
Jan 14th, 2011, 02:26 AM
Voted Heather but don't really care. :p

Same! :drool:

Vaxey
Jan 14th, 2011, 04:25 AM
I like both, but I voted for Hetha.

1987518LPF
Jan 14th, 2011, 04:29 AM
Heather will win in 2.