Jandakate and Wisitwarapron are bizarre WC choices. I'd been expecting either Cheapchandej, who's really improved in the ITFs this year, or Thamchaiwat, who's had promising results for a teenager, or the best juniors like Naklo or Sawangkaew.
I do not understand this decision either.
I cannot comment on Cheapchandej, but I watched Wisitwarapron last night.... and, oh gosh, what were the tournament organisers thinking?!
I know she is only 17 years old, but this girl seriously needs to re-consider whether professional tennis is the right option for her.
Terrible, pedestrian, slow... poor technique on forehand and
backhand, and a serve that was so amateur it almost looked they pulled a girl out from the crowd to play against Golubic.
Wisitwarapron could not even position herself to take the ball out in front... a basic skill mastered by juniors - so she could not comfortably time the ball that was coming to her.
I have seen a lot of low level players with nearly zero tour experience cop a drubbing, but nothing quite this bad.
What a disappointment, Thai tennis can surely produce a better player better than that.