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Jorn
Mar 13th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Receiving main draw wildcards on the women’s side are

Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR),
Sorana Cirstea (ROU),
Sabine Lisicki (GER),
Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS),
Stephanie Dubois (CAN)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA).

Quali WCs

Joining Audra Cohen as wild cards into the women’s qualifying draw are Sloane Stephens (USA), Marina Erakovic (NZL), Tammy Hendler (BEL) and Anna Tatishvili (GEO).

KevBeep
Mar 14th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Woww !!! awesome WC :D !!! LArcher :) !!! Dubois :D !!!! CIrstea :D:D:D !!!! PIvovarova :D ! Lisicki :D !!! Vandeweghe :D:D !!!!! WOwWW I like it !!!

paul_masterton
Mar 14th, 2008, 12:19 AM
was hoping IMG would have got Naomi one :(

Vincey!
Mar 14th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Dubois :eek:...Great :yeah:

Derek.
Mar 14th, 2008, 12:41 AM
:inlove:

Loving the choices.

d_s
Mar 14th, 2008, 12:43 AM
Steph :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 14th, 2008, 12:52 AM
CoCo:worship:..the only american to recieve a WC into the MD :eek:

Serve_volley
Mar 14th, 2008, 03:59 AM
Erakovic needs a wildcard just to get into the qualifying? That doesn't seem right..

~Eclipsed~
Mar 14th, 2008, 04:18 AM
1.) Why aren't that many americans being given WCs?

2.) Why the fuck is Asia being overlooked for both these events. :weirdo: :mad:

kittyking
Mar 14th, 2008, 04:29 AM
Receiving main draw wildcards on the women’s side are

Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR),
Sorana Cirstea (ROU),
Sabine Lisicki (GER),
Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS),
Stephanie Dubois (CAN)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA).

Quali WCs

Joining Audra Cohen as wild cards into the women’s qualifying draw are Sloane Stephens (USA), Marina Erakovic (NZL), Tammy Hendler (BEL) and Anna Tatishvili (GEO).

That's probably because one of the wildcards selectors saw her play in Memphis (can't remember his name, but most of the players knew he was there)

DaMatz
Mar 14th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Sabine Lisicki gets a MainDraw-WC :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
Mar 14th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Dubois :shrug:
Lisicki :shrug:

Weird choices :lol:

Jorn
Mar 14th, 2008, 04:53 PM
This is info from the Website, ithink they can add 2 more USA wildcards for MD.

They also userly have a Pre-Qualifying Event.

Steff_forever
Mar 14th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Coco & Sabine, well done organizors :worship:

Petkorazzi
Mar 14th, 2008, 05:53 PM
No Tatishvili bashing yet! :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 14th, 2008, 05:54 PM
1.) Why aren't that many americans being given WCs?



IMG gives out WC's to their girls or didnt you know :p:o
USTA has little to do with this tourn

Jorn
Mar 14th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Last year one wildcard from USA, ALBANESE, Lauren USA got one.

So the rest from USA better known girls will likely play in the qualies.....

kittyking
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:39 PM
IMG gives out WC's to their girls or didnt you know :p:o
USTA has little to do with this tourn

I thought it was the Nick Bollettieri Academy? Or is that the same thing :confused: :confused:

Petkorazzi
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:41 PM
This is Evert's I think, cause Anna is there. :confused:

kittyking
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:46 PM
This is Evert's I think, cause Anna is there. :confused:

Woops nevermind :o

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 15th, 2008, 04:49 AM
I thought it was the Nick Bollettieri Academy? Or is that the same thing :confused: :confused:

his academy is at Bradenton
where they hold the Eddie Herr jr Champs

DaMatz
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Dubois :shrug:
Lisicki :shrug:

Weird choices :lol:

Have you ever seen Lisicki playing or know her past results? Your comments are weird, nothing more

CooCooCachoo
Mar 15th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Have you ever seen Lisicki playing or know her past results? Your comments are weird, nothing more

I know her results. And if this were a German event, I'd say the WC makes perfect sense.

This is a US event, however. I understand that she is known for her win over Davenport, but, seriously, she lost to Harkleroad :shrug: And now she lost to Arn. The number of really impressive wins is limited to one, or maybe two if you count a win over an out-of-form Safina as impressive.

She must be with the right management company.

DaMatz
Mar 15th, 2008, 03:16 PM
I know her results. And if this were a German event, I'd say the WC makes perfect sense.

This is a US event, however. I understand that she is known for her win over Davenport, but, seriously, she lost to Harkleroad :shrug: And now she lost to Arn. The number of really impressive wins is limited to one, or maybe two if you count a win over an out-of-form Safina as impressive.

She must be with the right management company.


For me the win over Safina was and is still impressive. It´s easy to say that Safina is totally out-of-form. Sabine is 18 years old. You can lose against a player like Harkleroad and also to Arn. Is a player bad, only she had 1 or 2 bad defeats? :lol: For me she is still very talented and will improve in the ranking. She will be Top100 this year for sure!

tucker1989
Mar 15th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Lisicki makes sense, but Dubois, WTF?

Jorn
Mar 15th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Dubois got the Wildcard, because a guy from USA in exchange will get a WC into a tournament in Canada.

Fretchap
Mar 15th, 2008, 06:19 PM
If Tennis Canada does like they did last year for Wozniak, Dubois gets MD WC here and IMG gets a QWC for both men and women draw at the Rogers Cup

hammerhead
Mar 16th, 2008, 12:31 AM
I guess USTA was going to have a playoff for 1 MD WC for Americans but everyone invited didn't want to play so they just gave it to Coco :lol:

tennisbuddy12
Mar 20th, 2008, 01:15 AM
the USTA is having a playoff...i talked to mel oudin and shes in the final vs. gail brodsky

kittyking
Mar 20th, 2008, 01:23 AM
the USTA is having a playoff...i talked to mel oudin and shes in the final vs. gail brodsky

Is that for a quali wildcard or Maindraw wildcard though?

hammerhead
Mar 21st, 2008, 07:25 PM
They may be playing something but not sure how this can be a playoff for wc's when all wc's are already formally announced.

Jorn
Mar 21st, 2008, 07:29 PM
They have 8 MD WCs and 6 QWCs

They userly play Pre-Qualifying for one Wildcard.

tobi
Mar 21st, 2008, 08:27 PM
Confirmed WCs on the list

MD

Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR),
Sorana Cirstea (ROU),
Sabine Lisicki (GER),
Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS),
Stephanie Dubois (CAN)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
Marina Erakovic (NZL)

Quali WCs

Audra Cohen (USA)
Sloane Stephens (USA)
Gail Brodsky (USA)
Tammy Hendler (BEL)
Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Anna Fitzpatrick (GBR)

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2008, 09:36 PM
so Marina got the last but one, good choice ... :kiss:

I like it if WCs are also given to foreigners but we've had that dispute sveral times already :lol:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2008, 09:37 PM
the last MD-WC now by pre-qualifying, right ?

LucasArg
Mar 21st, 2008, 10:23 PM
No south american players in the wildcards as always :sad:

jamatthews
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:00 PM
Confirmed WCs on the list

Quali WCs

Anna Fitzpatrick (GBR)

I did wonder after she withdrew from Hammond. Seems a bit of a waste of a WC though. She's not that good on outdoor hardcourt and isn't Miami slower than normal? :tape: :help:

*hingis_forever*
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:23 PM
I did wonder after she withdrew from Hammond. Seems a bit of a waste of a WC though. She's not that good on outdoor hardcourt and isn't Miami slower than normal? :tape: :help:
Yeah, I'm glad a Brit got a WC but I wish it would of gone to someone else, maybe Laura Robson! ;)

JAMESYBABY!
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:44 AM
yes fitzy :D:D.. a brit in the draw :woohoo:

IanRadi
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:49 AM
I still can't believe how Michelle beat Meghann last year. Meg always made decent performances in Miami (especially when she beat Venus) and every time she lost, she lost in such close matches but against players who were at Meg's level :sobbing:

kittyking
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:42 AM
:woohoo: very glad that Marina Erakovic got a Maindraw wildcard!!!

Willam
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:01 AM
Tatishvili.. :o

DId Paz applied for one WC Tobi?

kittyking
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:14 AM
Tatishvili.. :o

DId Paz applied for one WC Tobi?

To be completely honest I think Tatishvili should be pleased to have recieved a Quali wildcard. I agree with all the Maindraw wildcard picks (well after you take into account the agreements they did with Canada and ITF Junior tournament).

If anything I'm surprised why that british girl Anna got a quali wildcard :confused:

And yes Gabi should have got a quali wildcard :p

drgray
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:29 AM
Where is Asia? :confused:

~Eclipsed~
Mar 22nd, 2008, 06:20 AM
Where is Asia? :confused:

excellent question. It's a shame she was overlooked in IW and now Miami.:(

Petkorazzi
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:18 AM
To be completely honest I think Tatishvili should be pleased to have recieved a Quali wildcard. I agree with all the Maindraw wildcard picks (well after you take into account the agreements they did with Canada and ITF Junior tournament).

If anything I'm surprised why that british girl Anna got a quali wildcard :confused:

And yes Gabi should have got a quali wildcard :p

True.

But maybe Miami is the WTA of the year for her again. :lol:

kittyking
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:33 AM
True.

But maybe Miami is the WTA of the year for her again. :lol:

Marina will be the first kiwi since Belinda Cordwell back in 1990 to compete in Miami. Shes made 2 Wta semifinals this year, helped NZ to their best result in Fed Cup since the early 90s plus won an itf event along the way. She deserves the wildcard.

jrm
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:53 PM
What, no Stevenson?

:devil:

Ellery
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:38 PM
Steph and Tammy :D

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:07 PM
Fitzy ;) :yeah:

Sharapova looks like she's pulled out, but not yet on list, that would put Perebiynis into MD

Europe rocks
Mar 22nd, 2008, 10:17 PM
Anna F :eek:
Considering some of the girls she has lost against this year, I'm quite shocked she has a wildcard here. Then again, she has been doing pretty well in doubles so far. Good luck Fitzy :kiss:

kittyking
Mar 23rd, 2008, 04:00 AM
What, no Stevenson?

:devil:

I think I'm more surprised that theres no Brie here, but then again maybe her daddy lost a couple of million through the property market :p

tennisbuddy12
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:04 PM
Oh yeah...Oudin beat Brodsky in the final and got the main draw wc

LUXXXAS
Mar 24th, 2008, 01:30 AM
Dubois? total waste of WC... better give it to URad :rolleyes: