French Open Wild Card Playoff - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2009, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
simonsaystennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 11,042
                     
French Open Wild Card Playoff

Quote:
The USTA is hosting a playoff this week to award a menís and a womenís singles main draw wild card to the 2009 French Open. The menís wild card tournament will take place on the clay courts of the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., April 28-30. The womenís wild card tournament will be held April 29-May 2 at the same location. The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild card entries into the main draw at the 2009 French Open and 2009 US Open are exchanged.

Eight players are scheduled to compete for the menís wild card: John Isner, 24, of Tampa, Fla.; Scoville Jenkins, 22, of Atlanta; Evan King, 17, of Chicago; Jesse Levine, 21 of Boca Raton, Fla.; Michael McClune, 19, of Irvine, Calif.; Nathan Pasha, 16, of Atlanta; Rhyne Williams, 18, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Donald Young, 19, of Atlanta.

Eleven players will compete for the womenís wild card: Kristie Ahn, 16, of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; Gail Brodsky, 17, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Beatrice Capra, 17, of Ellicott City, Md.; Lauren Embree, 18, of Marco Island, Fla.; Nicole Gibbs, 16, of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Madison Keys, 14, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Christine McHale, 16, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Asia Muhammad, 18, of Henderson, Nev.; Sloane Stephens, 16, of Fresno, Calif.; Stacey Tan, 17, of Lakewood, Calif.; and CoCo Vandeweghe, 17, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Both tournaments will be in a knock-out format, the seedings of which will be determined by todayís ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA rankings.
Wow! There are a lot of girls going for this wild card. There are several I would like to see get it: Coco, Christina, Nicole, Kristie, Sloane, or Madison. I can't see Lauren Embree getting it, seeing as she has had little success thus far on the pro level. Asia and Gail played terribly in Dothan, so I would have to count them out too. I don't know much about Stacy Tan or Beatrice Capra so I can't really say anything about them.

Whoever gets it, I just hope they get a kind first round. There is a lot of talent in this group.

Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale

Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Brengle ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Lepchenko ~ Falconi ~ Chirico ~ Crawford ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~ Bellis ~ Ahn
simonsaystennis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Dubai Love
 
Uranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 52,261
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Good Luck to the American girls, I like most of them so that's good


Uranium is offline  
post #3 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2009, 11:40 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
CrossCourt~Rally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Getting Up, Dusting Off
Posts: 168,849
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Thanks for posting the article simonsays!! I'm really looking forward to seeing the draw . If there was only a livestream
CrossCourt~Rally is offline  
 
post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Broken Career
Posts: 47,555
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Nathan Pasha I played juniors with him.

Should be an interesting event, hopefully McHale or Ahn can walk away with the wild card.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikapower View Post
And to think that Gťnie is 0-4 against this Kvitova player. Sometimes tennis is just not logical at all.
Demosthenes is online now  
post #5 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Senior Member
 
alwayshingis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 13,033
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Should be really interesting, now that Madison B isn't getting all of them

Although, I think you should have to be under 18 in order to be eligible for this competition. These WCs should be reserved for junior Americans with potential who could get valuable experience at a Grand Slam.
alwayshingis is offline  
post #6 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
simonsaystennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 11,042
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Quote:
Originally Posted by iPatty View Post
Nathan Pasha I played juniors with him.

Should be an interesting event, hopefully McHale or Ahn can walk away with the wild card.
Those two are probably my two choices too. Madison and Coco seem decent on clay though.

Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale

Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Brengle ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Lepchenko ~ Falconi ~ Chirico ~ Crawford ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~ Bellis ~ Ahn
simonsaystennis is offline  
post #7 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Senior Member
 
iGOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Team Vika
Posts: 30,628
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Hopfully Kristie wins. Or maybe CoCo. Why not Alexa? .

My number one: Victoria Azarenka

ATP: Novak Djoković

Crazy Frenchies: Gilles Simon Alizť Cornet
iGOAT is offline  
post #8 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,018
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Quote:
Originally Posted by iSzŠvay. View Post
Hopfully Kristie wins. Or maybe CoCo. Why not Alexa? .
I believe Alexa is into the main draw on her own ranking
hammerhead is offline  
post #9 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 02:27 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
CrossCourt~Rally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Getting Up, Dusting Off
Posts: 168,849
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Quote:
Originally Posted by hammerhead View Post
I believe Alexa is into the main draw on her own ranking

Nope, she isn't . Alexa is 4 out of the French Open MD and Varva is 1 out . Hopefully they both will get in
CrossCourt~Rally is offline  
post #10 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 03:53 AM
Senior Member
 
hellas719's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: ATHENS GR
Posts: 50,589
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

I hope either Coco, Kristie, Christina, or Madison get it

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
I'm obsessed with the Greek players. Deal with it.

ANNA GERASIMOU-EIRINI GEORGATOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER
hellas719 is offline  
post #11 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 05:15 AM
Ferosh Warrior ♥
 
Harju.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 53,300
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

The Draw

(1) Kristie Ahn vs BYE
Stacy Tan vs Beatrice Capra
(4) Coco Vandeweghe vs BYE
Madison Keys vs Lauren Embree

Sloane Stephens vs BYE
(3) Gail Brodsky vs BYE
Nicole Gibbs vs Asia Muhammad
(2) Christina McHale vs BYE



Harju. is offline  
post #12 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 05:18 AM
Senior Member
 
alwayshingis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 13,033
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harju. View Post
The Draw

(1) Kristie Ahn vs BYE
Stacy Tan vs Beatrice Capra
(4) Coco Vandeweghe vs BYE
Madison Keys vs Lauren Embree

Sloane Stephens vs BYE
(3) Gail Brodsky vs BYE
Nicole Gibbs vs Asia Muhammad
(2) Christina McHale vs BYE
Thanks. Where did you see that?
alwayshingis is offline  
post #13 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 06:34 PM
College Tennis/Team USA expert
 
tennisbuddy12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,298
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

MY PREDICTIONS

Round 1 Winners
(1) Kristie Ahn vs BYE
Beatrice Capra def. Stacy Tan
(4) Coco Vandeweghe vs BYE
Lauren Embree def. Madison Keys
Sloane Stephens vs BYE
(3) Gail Brodsky vs BYE
Asia Muhammad def. Nicole Gibbs
(2) Christina McHale vs BYE

QF Winners
(1) Kristie Ahn def. Beatrice Capra
(4) Coco Vandeweghe def. Lauren Embree
Sloane Stephens def. (3) Gail Brodsky
(2) Christina McHale def. Asia Muhammad

SF Winners
(4) Coco Vandeweghe def. (1) Kristie Ahn
Sloane Stephens def. (2) Christina McHale

FINAL
(4) Coco Vandeweghe def. Sloane Stephens

Sloane vs. CoCo would be an amazing match. Its on clay, so CoCo has the upper hand. It would be a thriller.

Tennis Tipping
Singles: Won ITF Contrexeville '10, ITF Yakima '12, ITF Medellin '14, ITF Monterrey '14, ITF Asuncion '14, ITF CH-YEC '14, Dubai '16, U.S. Open '17, Tokyo PPO '17 (as Q), Quebec City '18
Doubles: Won Bad Gastein '10 (as Q), Quebec City '10 (as Q),Wimbledon '11, ITF Kansas City '11, ITF Nassau '12, ITF Yakima '12, WTA 125 Hua Hin '15, Hong Kong Ď16 (as LL), ITF Dubai Ď18, Strasbourg Ď19
tennisbuddy12 is offline  
post #14 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Senior Member
 
alwayshingis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 13,033
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Day 1 Results:
Tan d. Capra 6-4 7-5
Embree d. Keys 4-6 7-6(5) 2-1 ret.
Gibbs d. Muhammad 3-6 6-2 6-0

QFs tomorrow:
Stephens vs. Brodsky
McHale vs. Gibbs
Ahn vs. Tan
Vandeweghe vs. Embree
alwayshingis is offline  
post #15 of 60 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Dubai Love
 
Uranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 52,261
                     
Re: French Open Wild Card Playoff

Congrats winners

Asia
Keys


Uranium is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome