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RUMOR: Gauff given USO WC, WTA AER rules circumvented

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Teenage sensation Cori 'Coco' Gauff may be ineligible to participate in the US Open next month as she has already taken all three of her wildcard entries for the year that she is allotted per the WTA rulebook.
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But USTA director of communications Chris Widmaier remains confident that an exception to the WTA ruling will be made and Gauff will take her rightful place at Flushing Meadows at the end of August.
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“We would expect to see Coco in the main draw of the US Open,” said Widmaier per The New York Post.
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“She certainly won the hearts of tennis fans in our country with her Wimbledon performance. It’s not every day an athlete of her age becomes water-cooler talk."
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The WTA have responded with a statement that basically confirms they will stand by and allow Gauff to participate.
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“The US Open, as a Grand Slam, reserves the right to not align with the Age Eligibility Rule and offer a player a Wild Card in excess of her limit over the Age Eligibility Rule.”
WTA seem to be fine with it, so why not? Also seems like she'll be playing an event before USO.

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Re: RUMOR: Gauff given USO WC, WTA AER rules circumvented

Lisicki already circumvented the WC rules. So now they can be broken. In my opinion, slams shouldn't count in the WC count. Regardless, if someone is clearly good enough to compete, the age rules should go out the window.
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so the hypes still going.


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Re: RUMOR: Gauff given USO WC, WTA AER rules circumvented

So now, we will change the rules because of what exactly?
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Re: RUMOR: Gauff given USO WC, WTA AER rules circumvented

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Lisicki already circumvented the WC rules. So now they can be broken. In my opinion, slams shouldn't count in the WC count. Regardless, if someone is clearly good enough to compete, the age rules should go out the window.
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I agree that Gauff deserves to be in the main draw but rules are rules and it is so fucking typical of the USTA to just ignore them, and the WTA to be totally spineless . I have absolutely ZERO respect for the US Open directors at this point. Reminds me of Kerber's Linzgate scandal.

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Too much money to be made marketing this girl plus she is the real fucking deal and will probably win another few matches with the right draw

Why let some stupid rule prevent that when you can very easily slide around it? Who will complain?
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Who - if not her- deserves that WC?
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Hey!!! It's NYC where rules are only for the little people.
If you are somebody, or especially somebody with money, then the rules mean nothing.
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She's ranked high enough to play Qualifiers, thanks to a performance at Wimbledon.
Let her wins her 3 Qualifying matches to make the Main Draw on her own if she can.
Don't force it.
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I thought WCs for slams didn't count because they are technically not WTA events.
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The majors dont go by WTA and ATP rules. The whole wild card concept hurts players who earned their ranking. To me its even more of a joke at Indian Wells, where being US gets you a wild card

They want her because Gauff got hype, but the US Open will make a lot of money whether she's there or not
I want to see if a Gauff/Yastremska round 1 gets any ratings. I cant imagine she will move the needle again unless she makes a run at a tournament

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Too much money to be made marketing this girl plus she is the real fucking deal and will probably win another few matches with the right draw

Why let some stupid rule prevent that when you can very easily slide around it? Who will complain?
Can I ask what makes you consider Coco the real deal? I've never watched her before Wimbledon so I have no real knowledge of her skill set beyond those few matches, but I didn't see a slam-winning game. I don't even see a Top 10 game to be honest. T
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