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So, who will be this year's CSN and beat Sabalenka in Round 1?
 

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The seeded loser in the final qualification round are (seed)

Bonaventure 13
Gasparyan 14
Schmiedlova 20
Buzarnescu 22
Tsurenko 30

The highest unseeded is Rakhimova, rank 155,
and these six have already a ticket to fly.

My understanding was that 6 of the top 8 ranked losing players from Q3 would be selected in a random draw...?

That would mean the below players were in contention to be selected...


122 Bonaventure
125 Gasparyan
135 Schmiedlova
137 Buzarnescu
146 Tsurenko
155 Rakhimova
180 Raina
181 Lepchenko


Apparently Bonaventure was selected as LL1... Does that mean that they are just going by ranking order, or did she just happen to be the first one drawn from the selection?

I've also seen a few news articles that suggest that Ankita Raina is also on her way to Melbourne...

Is there any confirmation of who is traveling to AO and what the LL order is?
 

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My understanding was that 6 of the top 8 ranked losing players from Q3 would be selected in a random draw...?
That was my understanding as well.

That would mean the below players were in contention to be selected...

122 Bonaventure
125 Gasparyan
135 Schmiedlova
137 Buzarnescu
146 Tsurenko
155 Rakhimova
180 Raina
181 Lepchenko

Apparently Bonaventure was selected as LL1... Does that mean that they are just going by ranking order, or did she just happen to be the first one drawn from the selection?
I'm guessing that she would have got in as the top-ranked loser BEFORE the qualifying competition was completed, assuming that Yastremska's withdrawal was confirmed sometime during the day.
I've also seen a few news articles that suggest that Ankita Raina is also on her way to Melbourne...
Me too.
Is there any confirmation of who is traveling to AO and what the LL order is?
From what I've seen Lepchenko is the one to miss out. However, the Australian Open website lists only the qualifiers - not the Lucky Losers.
 

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Two questions
1) Will the Lucky Losers be compensated for volunteering to go 'down under' and spending two weeks in jail and then not playing?
2) What about the flights back. 50% of the main draw will be eliminated in the first two days. They do have the Phillip Island event to play in for the losers. So, is the plan to fly everyone back on about the same day?
 

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Two questions
1) Will the Lucky Losers be compensated for volunteering to go 'down under' and spending two weeks in jail and then not playing?
2) What about the flights back. 50% of the main draw will be eliminated in the first two days. They do have the Phillip Island event to play in for the losers. So, is the plan to fly everyone back on about the same day?
1) $10K

2) I don't think they have charted flights for return






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My understanding was that 6 of the top 8 ranked losing players from Q3 would be selected in a random draw...?

That would mean the below players were in contention to be selected...


122 Bonaventure
125 Gasparyan
135 Schmiedlova
137 Buzarnescu
146 Tsurenko
155 Rakhimova
180 Raina
181 Lepchenko


Apparently Bonaventure was selected as LL1... Does that mean that they are just going by ranking order, or did she just happen to be the first one drawn from the selection?

I've also seen a few news articles that suggest that Ankita Raina is also on her way to Melbourne...

Is there any confirmation of who is traveling to AO and what the LL order is?
They never officially confirmed order of LL so we have to hope someone or a player share the info with us .


Raina said she is 7th with Bonaventure first and in . So they are still bringing 6 LLs



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Same price money for men and women. then 100000 USD for a first round. Also everyone will probably play a week before and maybe a tournament week 2 in Australian open.

ITF have only 10 k or 25 k tournament in februar and 2 60 k tournament in the same week in januar. So players who not qualifly will miss a month with tournament at high level.
 

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LOL @ Tennis Australia not giving a fuck about mixed doubles.
You mean doubles of either type. First round losers in the same-sex doubles get $15,000 - just 10% of a R64 singles loser's prizemoney. To put it another way, they get 60% of what a first-round qualifying loser in Dubai received.

Sorry, but doubles specialists have the same expenses as singles players. They can't magically live on just 10% of the earnings.
 

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You mean doubles of either type. First round losers in the same-sex doubles get $15,000 - just 10% of a R64 singles loser's prizemoney. To put it another way, they get 60% of what a first-round qualifying loser in Dubai received.

Sorry, but doubles specialists have the same expenses as singles players. They can't magically live on just 10% of the earnings.
I think the likes of Oksana Kalashnikova can count themselves lucky to be getting those $15,000 and a fully paid month-long round trip to Australia
 

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I think the likes of Oksana Kalashnikova can count themselves lucky to be getting those $15,000 and a fully paid month-long round trip to Australia
Why? They've worked hard to get their rankings up high enough so that they can qualify directly for the main draw, unlike some of those who have ended up coming through Dubai. Doubles players don't have the luxury of a qualifying tournament for any of the Grand Slams now that Wimbledon has eliminated that lifeline. And quite a few miss out on their chance to get decent prizemoney simply because singles players vulture their way into the doubles draw - and often don't even finish their doubles competition, anyway (as was posted in one of the other threads a day or two ago).

It's more than past time that ALL the Grand slam events followed what the US Open did last year, and restrict doubles entry (both same sex and mixed) to those using their actual doubles ranking. I realise that happened only because of Covid, but there's no reason for it not to continue.
 

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You mean doubles of either type. First round losers in the same-sex doubles get $15,000 - just 10% of a R64 singles loser's prizemoney. To put it another way, they get 60% of what a first-round qualifying loser in Dubai received.

Sorry, but doubles specialists have the same expenses as singles players. They can't magically live on just 10% of the earnings.
They're lucky to be getting that kind of money at all though considering no one watches (okay you watch but not many people)
 

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They're lucky to be getting that kind of money at all though considering no one watches (okay you watch but not many people)
Nobody watches half the early round singles matches at a Grand Slam, let alone an ordinary WTA/ATP/ITF event, so what's your point?
 

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Nobody watches half the early round singles matches at a Grand Slam, let alone an ordinary WTA/ATP/ITF event, so what's your point?
Because if someone like Halep or Serena Williams lose early, or even Bouchard in qualies, then a ton of people will still be watching which generates revenue. Doubles generates almost no revenue ever; whatever they make is thanks to singles players.

Or to put it another way, if they got rid of doubles almost no one would notice. If they got rid of singles pro tennis would practically disappear.
 

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