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Actually they would have done. Was told this morning the ITF told all players that reaching the final in Vancouver, or any other ITF event this week, wouldn't take them out of US Open Qualies.
If so, why was that rule there, in the official factsheet, for a lot of weeks now, still unedited till this moment?? Doesn't make sense...

I tend to be on the same page with @TheBoiledEgg here.
 

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Actually they would have done. Was told this morning the ITF told all players that reaching the final in Vancouver, or any other ITF event this week, wouldn't take them out of US Open Qualies.
Then why was this rule put in the first place? And when were the players told... what if a player withdrew from the acceptance list or tanked in the earlier rounds because she was stupid enough to think that rules actually applied.

Let's be fair... a player born in Brazil or India or Bulgaria would have been out and the ITF wouldn't have given a single thought about it.
 

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Are they suggesting that they individually informed every single player with an ipin subscription about it before the entry deadline 4 weeks ago, instead of changing the hour/date on the factsheet? :happy: They probably didn’t even realize about this until much later. I hope Shuyue Ma sues them and at least gets compensated for being unfairly denied the opportunity/paycheck.
 

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Come on guys, the rule is obviously not made to punish players that play the final the week before :rolleyes:

Either a loophole or ITF’s mistake but it’s not Watson to blame or to be punished by it.
 

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Come on guys, the rule is obviously not made to punish players that play the final the week before :rolleyes:

Either a loophole or ITF’s mistake but it’s not Watson to blame or to be punished by it.
How is it fair to players who read the rules and took a week off or went to Concord, which had a tougher field and less points? I highly doubt every player with an ipin was told about the exemption before the entry deadline 4 weeks ago, otherwise they would’ve gotten round to modifying the fact sheet according to whatever news they put out.

I see no point in having rules if they are going to be twisted/ignored at will.
 

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So surgery just after Wimbledon, no intention to play until 2020, but stays in the main draw long enough to deny someone, in this case McHale, a direct place. Can't blame her, like I didn't Katie Boulter in Paris, as these type of player can't be missing out on circa $25k if the rules say they are entitled to it, but I still think the extra pot of money for slams to set aside is a better idea than having a raft of LLs in the main draw. Better than a lot of retirements like back in the day, but still nto ideal.
 

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So Schmiedlova could show up on-site with a cast on her knee and pretend like she's going to play in order to collect half of the prize money?
 

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Its sure the Draw is at noon local time tomorrow?
 

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Anybody know if the Draw is shown on Facebook sites? or else where?


It one from danish TV who has ask about it...
 

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Vera Zvonareva (left wrist injury), and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (left knee injury), have withdrawn from the #USOpen to be replaced by Lucky Losers.
 

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Just shows how ridiculous the rule is. AKS had surgery after Wimbledon, not expected to play until around the Australian Open, delays her withdrawal until after the Qs have started, collects half prize money. Zvonareva not played since Eastbourne, does the same here as she did at Wimbledon, pulls out after quals have started (alng with Rodina) to collect the 50% she is entitled to - you obviously can't blame them if they are entitled to it (like Boulter in Paris) and while Zvon may be a former slam champ, she's clearly not a contender these days so will likely need the cash, but there really should be a pot set aside - AKS had surgery FFS. Let them retire before the Q draw, let them still pick up their 50% pay cheque and let the likes of McHale and Rybakina in, so there are less LL spots opening up for those with no intention of playing - slams can afford 4 or 5 extra £25k's coming out of their revenue pot - would have also allowed the likes of Shuyue Ma to have played qualifying. Better than retirements like back in the day (although AKS surely couldn't have even turned up on the court to retire in the first place), but there's got to be a better way.
 

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Let them retire before the Q draw, let them still pick up their 50% pay cheque and let the likes of McHale and Rybakina in, so there are less LL spots opening up for those with no intention of playing - slams can afford 4 or 5 extra £25k's coming out of their revenue pot - would have also allowed the likes of Shuyue Ma to have played qualifying. Better than retirements like back in the day (although AKS surely couldn't have even turned up on the court to retire in the first place), but there's got to be a better way.

Yes, they can but mchale/rybakina will still likely prefer the 50% than playing Qualifying




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