Re: Grass summer wildcard speculation
Or they prefer to play a WTA qualie tournament than an ITF MD.
The wildcard rules are confusingly verbose.
Yeah, maybe. It was only 2 rounds last year. Still think I'd rather play the 100k personally as opponent strength will be similar in that as it is in quallies and like Dunne this week, if you can get a WC in the first round (4/32 chance) then you're potentially well on your way to some decent points and toward the latter stages you're very likely to meet those Wimbledon calibre players anyway.
We'll see how it pans out in the coming days, but to me, looks like it will be Stosur (as top 20) plus those 3 Brits with WCs into Nottingham. I suppose if a Schiavone, Jankovic, Vesnina etc (there's a lot that meet the top 20 criteria with the PM bit) did come in late, then one of the 3 Brits could possibly take up a late Manc WC if they preferred that (although that would be a bit of a waste of one).