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Marcell
Mar 28th, 2011, 10:29 PM
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw61.PDF

MH0861
Mar 28th, 2011, 10:31 PM
She needs the matches and confidence :shrug: Maybe $25k is a bit low, but she definitely needs to hit the ITFs.

Pump-it-UP
Mar 28th, 2011, 10:32 PM
:spit::haha: I saw the thread for this ITF in the challenger forum, and the thought of this happening actually crossed my mind. Didn't think she'd actually do it for singles though.:o

But probably the best decision she's made in a while.

cellophane
Mar 28th, 2011, 10:37 PM
25K? That's a bit low even for Shoudin!

goldenlox
Mar 28th, 2011, 10:39 PM
She needs confidence & if she's been there before, maybe knows people she's going to spend the week with, its not a bad move

timafi
Mar 28th, 2011, 10:41 PM
that's where you belong Hope :oh::oh::oh:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 28th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Good on her for wanting to get some match play on green clay before Charleston :bounce:

Mary Cherry.
Mar 28th, 2011, 11:02 PM
If anything, wouldn't it hamper her confidence even more when she doesn't win? :shrug:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Mar 28th, 2011, 11:05 PM
She needs as much practice on the dirt as she can get, because her form on the red clay last year was BAD. Not to mention that first round losses in Ponte Vedra Beach and Charleston would mean there's a small chance of her falling out of the top 100.

25K is definitely low for her, but it should mean that she's guaranteed some matches.

AjdeNate!
Mar 28th, 2011, 11:08 PM
She's a joke.

Randy H
Mar 28th, 2011, 11:08 PM
It seems a bit ridiculous, but honestly with her record I think it's a good move - Players like Amy Frazier played 25k challengers through the years because they were close to home and meant extra match play so I don't see any harm.

Sombrerero loco
Mar 28th, 2011, 11:15 PM
:lol:

Srodgers
Mar 28th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Groth played 25ks while she was in the top 30/40.
But no one is making fun of her :rolleyes: Grow up people.

duhcity
Mar 28th, 2011, 11:29 PM
#2 seed is the world #76. It's not that bad.

RenaSlam.
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:05 AM
You suck, Melanie.

njnetswill
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:12 AM
And didn't Radwanska play an ITF when she was top 20?

TeamUla
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:34 AM
No, it was Wozniacki - 100k Odense in 2008. :)
The last Aga's ITF was 100k Biella. She was 2nd seed there and 36th in the rankings then and won the whole thing of course.

shoparound
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:38 AM
At this point Melanie may not even win the high school state championships in Georgia.

Cp6uja
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:41 AM
At this point Melanie may not even win the high school state championships in Georgia.Depending about which Georgia You talking :shrug:

A-Chak
Mar 29th, 2011, 01:27 AM
At this point Melanie may not even win the high school state championships in Georgia.

Yeah because Vesnina and Georges are high school level players :weirdo:

So Disrespectful
Mar 29th, 2011, 04:02 AM
Groth played 25ks while she was in the top 30/40.
But no one is making fun of her :rolleyes: Grow up people.

Um, they did at the time. I recall one poster criticizing Groth for stealing opportunities away from lower ranked players.

Temperenka
Mar 29th, 2011, 04:07 AM
It's not a bad move. Melanie needs to string wins together..

PLP
Mar 29th, 2011, 04:09 AM
Strong draw for a 25K. 4 players in the top 100. Mel doesn't actually seem out of place in the draw at all.
Would be cool to see her in the final against McHale, Brengle, or Caroline Garcia.

:lol:
Just realized Alex was in the draw. Awesome.

faboozadoo15
Mar 29th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Why does everyone hate on her? She isn't even the #1 seed by much....

Inger67
Mar 29th, 2011, 05:24 AM
Omg please win Mel :sobbing:

Bonfire
Mar 29th, 2011, 05:34 AM
Why does everyone hate on her? She isn't even the #1 seed by much....

I don't know. She's like the "poor man's" Wozniacki on TF (loved to be hated) but without as many supporters to defend her:sobbing: I've never understood why so many people hate on her. She seems okay to me. At the end of the day though...even if she never recaptures that one moment, she can always say that she got to the quarters of U.S. Open beating Dementieva and Sharapova. No matter how you cut it...that's cool. Suck it Haters!:bolt:

BlueTrees
Mar 29th, 2011, 05:38 AM
:o

SVK
Mar 29th, 2011, 06:31 AM
Oudin is 75th, itīs not unusual that players around her ranking are playing (even 25k) challengers

FORZA SARITA
Mar 29th, 2011, 07:44 PM
No, it was Wozniacki - 100k Odense in 2008. :)
The last Aga's ITF was 100k Biella. She was 2nd seed there and 36th in the rankings then and won the whole thing of course.

that ITF was full of good players i remember :eek: even Flavia played there during her big slump :lol:

LoveFifteen
Mar 29th, 2011, 07:53 PM
People hate on this poor girl way too much.

Melange
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:04 PM
I think she could really win this

Betten
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Oudin is 75th, itīs not unusual that players around her ranking are playing (even 25k) challengers

This.

Dominika23
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:10 PM
if she lose this itf event she need her ass whip

Juju Nostalgique
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:11 PM
At least she speaks the language! :haha: :rolls: :oh:

Betten
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:15 PM
It is rather curious: she is berated when she loses matches at WTA level, and people tell her to go down to the ITF's, because 'that's where she belongs'. Then, when she does play a Challenger tournament, she gets the short end of the stick yet again. Very unfair.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:19 PM
aww

Comebacksova
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:35 PM
25K is a bit too low. She should try with 50K or 75K.

tea
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:42 PM
My friend, who is a Justine Henin fan, said me one day that Oudin is going to be the next Juju. I have somehow lost Mel off my radar. Can anyone confirm that she's still going that way to become the next Henin?:confused:

Melange
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:46 PM
It is rather curious: she is berated when she loses matches at WTA level, and people tell her to go down to the ITF's, because 'that's where she belongs'. Then, when she does play a Challenger tournament, she gets the short end of the stick yet again. Very unfair.

im not complaining, this is a very suitable move for her, in many ways she jumped this stage and should go back and learn how to play itf

Melange
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:48 PM
My friend, who is a Justine Henin fan, said me one day that Oudin is going to be the next Juju. I have somehow lost Mel off my radar. Can anyone confirm that she's still going that way to become the next Henin?:confused:

if she uses itf to get her ranking back up she is on the way to become the next Henin or at least the next capriati. very smart and wise move by her coaches

SVK
Mar 29th, 2011, 08:48 PM
There isnīt a big difference between 25k and 50k...both 50kīs this week have even weaker field than 25k in Pelham (OK not really, just compared the TOP seeds) so why to travel in Spain or China when she has a tournament in USA? Just for feeling good for playing bigger challenger? And for those who say that she should win..actually there are players who can beat her even there...Rodina, McHale etc. are players who definitely wouldnīt be easy opponents for Oudin in her current form

Whitehead's Boy
Mar 29th, 2011, 10:59 PM
My friend, who is a Justine Henin fan, said me one day that Oudin is going to be the next Juju. I have somehow lost Mel off my radar. Can anyone confirm that she's still going that way to become the next Henin?:confused:

Did your friend also think Monique Viele was going to be a top player?

People "hate" her because she's an easy target. Her US Open run was a fluke, in the sense that we probably won't see her again beating a couple of good players in a row, and she'll probably spend the rest of her career stuck in the 40 to 120 bracket.

Serenita
Mar 29th, 2011, 11:13 PM
that's where you belong Hope :oh::oh::oh:
:lol:

shoparound
Mar 30th, 2011, 03:12 AM
This is probably around her level, maybe even higher. I'm starting to doubt she can win enough matches in a row to win a tournament.

Drake1980
Mar 30th, 2011, 03:31 AM
It is rather curious: she is berated when she loses matches at WTA level, and people tell her to go down to the ITF's, because 'that's where she belongs'. Then, when she does play a Challenger tournament, she gets the short end of the stick yet again. Very unfair.

:worship: Well said!