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Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

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Maria missed the cut for the MD and they don´t give the defending champion a MD WC. Very sad.
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Maria missed the cut for the MD and they don´t give the defending champion a MD WC. Very sad.
Shouldn’t she receive a SE?
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Shouldn’t she receive a SE?
Forced to withdraw because her ranking not good enough

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Die deutsche Titelverteidigerin Tatjana Maria, deren Siegeszug beim Turnier in Nottingham erst am Samstag von Donna Vekic im Halbfinale gestoppt wurde, hat ihre Teilnahme an den „Mallorca Open 2019“ kurzfristig abgesagt. Mit ihrem Ranking (WTA-Nr. 61) hatte es für Maria bei der besten Besetzung in der Geschichte der „Mallorca Open“ nicht für das Hauptfeld gereicht.
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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

I'd be more concerned that players whose normal level is around top 150-250, can peak for a week on their favorite surface and win WTA titles, then embarrass themselves and the tour for the rest of the year.

See Danilovic as well, who has won the biggest MM on tour to keep herself ranked as the most out of form top 150 player for a year now. Literally unable to play tennis on hardcourts
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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

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No. Sharapova got a Top 20 Wild-Card.
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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

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I'd be more concerned that players whose normal level is around top 150-250, can peak for a week on their favorite surface and win WTA titles, then embarrass themselves and the tour for the rest of the year.

See Danilovic as well, who has won the biggest MM on tour to keep herself ranked as the most out of form top 150 player for a year now. Literally unable to play tennis on hardcourts
Maria is a consistant Top 100 player for years now and even with her win in Mallorca dropping off next week will be ranked around #70 so she doesn't really fit with your description here.

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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

Who are the WCs?

For sure they are better options for the public than unknown Tatjana Maria.
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WC's are not known, other than Maria S.

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I can’t they gave the defending champion’s spot to Eugenie Bouchard just because Uncle Toni is horny. Ughhhh
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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

As much as we like to poke fun at Maria for her style of play and her ultimate journeywoman status, maybe a MD spot should be guaranteed for a defending champion, cause this is honestly a little embarrassing.
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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

Not cool, feels so dismissive. The tournament organizers in Sydney did this to Pironkova on her 1st and only title too
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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

A tournament is a business and giving a WC to someone that isnt really known especially in Spain and also has one of the ugliest games on tour isn't commercially viable, they were also probably embarrassed she won the tournament last year and dont want that to to occur again,

So a smart business decision me thinks.
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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

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WC's are not known, other than Maria S.
Petkovic and Badosa Gilbert.

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Re: Mallorca: No MD WC for defending champion Tatjana Maria

Maria did sign up right? Just ranking not high enough. Shame on the tournament if that's the case but at least she recovered some points at Nottingham.

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