Yeah, 2016 reached Surbiton QF and won a round at Ilkley.It explains why they didn't use the fourth MDWC in Ilkley. Broady and Murray need to play play-off.
I feel that Murray has been particularly hard-done by. She hasn't had any wildcards this year - she was in the Manc qualie draw by right.
I seem to recall her being snubbed before - maybe when she did well in Ilkley and couldn't make play-offs, and didn't get an upgrade to QWC.
I'm in no way outraged about a talented overseas youngster getting a QWC, but I'm not sure why Gauff has specifically got one - there just doesn't seem to be any connection. They could have just as easily given it to Tauson or even Wang Xinyu who has won her last 10 matches and reached the Wimby junior SF last year, maybe even Kung as well for reaching the final and putting some results together. Gauff (and Xinyu, to be fair) will be feasting on WCs for years to come due to their nationality, so if they were insistent on a token promising overseas junior QWC, then it could have maybe gone elsewhere IMO.