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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Wild Cards?

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?
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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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Re: Wild Cards?

Sharapova doesnt need SR as her rank doesnt fall outside top 100 until May 18

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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Re: Wild Cards?

Krajicek hasn't used up any ITF WCs this year as far as I can see?

I'd put Daniilidou down as another good bet.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #4
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Re: Wild Cards?

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Krajicek hasn't used up any ITF WCs this year as far as I can see?

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!
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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #5
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Re: Wild Cards?

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.
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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 )
8. Yan (former doubles champion, like Zheng last year)

I bet 5 are right.
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Re: Wild Cards?

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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..
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Re: Wild Cards?

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!

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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!
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.
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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. 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.
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Re: Wild Cards?

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Dellacqua isn't expected back until US Open time..
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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
Thanks for clearing it up
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Yan will get one WC
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Re: Wild Cards?

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...
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Re: Wild Cards?

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.
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