For winning the 50k Beijing title in 2006 (the biggest title by a New Zealander for some 17 years), Marina Erakovic was granted a feed up into this tournament. Marina Erakovic has beaten a number of players who are current top 100 and given the right draw could be a real contender for this title. Shes a former top 5 junior who won a couple of Grand Slams.
COME ON MARINA!!!!!!
Update: Shes withdrawn