I would imagine that the lower level is to ensure that more Australians actually get in. New Zealand is doing the same with 15K in Wellington and 25K in Tauranga, where the initial field is way stronger. All the New Zealanders are in at least the qualifying draw in Wellington, but all Kiwis in Tauranga are still alternates (except the wild cards, whoever they may be).So dumb 60k then 25k surely they have the money
?? Maybe none in the top 200 but plenty of others have entered.Looks like no Aussies have entered the W60 in Canberra. I guess they're all waiting for WCs???
Smith got thumped by Zlochova. Aulia caused a huge upset in my book by beating Danilina in straight sets.Aulia and Alicia Smith into QF in Tauranga. Handy win for Alicia over Lisa Mays - plays Zlochova next. Aulia plays Danilina.
Not that they were that relevant but Abbie Myers and Gabriella Da Silva Fick have also disappeared from the pro tour. GDSF's case is weird as she was grinding out the European ITF tour in the first half of the year but hasn't played since. Abbie played one European ITF and then we never saw her again Hilarious considering she even got an AOQWC at the start of the yearWhere are Annerly Poulos and Ivana Popovic?
That's a shame if so. I still remember watching her and Valentina Ivanov win their first ITF doubles title in Port Pirie.Another one who dropped off the rankings recently was Amber Marshall. She had a baby a few months ago. She’s only 21, but we’ve likely seen the last of her.
There's an unconfirmed story in one of the other threads that she was disqualified for assaulting one of the other players.Poulos was last seen being defaulted in Tunisia. Who knows what she’s doing now. Maybe she’s quit?