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Erin Routliffe and Naomi Broady (GBR) played doubles in the tournament in Istanbul, beating wild cards Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) and Basak Eraydin (TUR) in the first round and losing 6-2, 6-2, to the Australian second seeds Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders in the quarter-finals.
 

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The only New Zealand entry in a WTA event since my original post:

9 November WTA Linz (AUT)
Erin Routliffe (currently 3rd alternate for doubles)
 

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Routliffe and Ingrid Neel have withdrawn from Linz, with Routliffe instead playing in the ITF W25 in Orlando, Florida.
 

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Erin Routliffe and Paige Hourigan have both entered the doubles competitions in the Australian Open and the lead-up tournaments, but are on the alternate list in every one.

6 January WTA500 Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Routliffe/Elixane Lechemia (FRA) (currently 11th alternate)
Hourigan/Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) (currently 20th alternate)

1 February 2 x WTA500 Melbourne (AUS)
Routliffe/Ankita Raina (IND) (currently 8th alternate)
Hourigan/Sutjiadi (currently 17th alternate)

8 February Australian Open
Routliffe/Raina (currently 13th alternate)
Hourigan/Sutjiadi (currently 24th alternate)

Routliffe MAY make the field in Abu Dhabi, but is just about guaranteed a start in one of the Melbourne 500s. Unfortunately she is unlikely to make the field for the Australian Open (she needs at least seven pairs to withdraw), and Hourigan's chances of making any of the final fields are extremely slim.
 

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Routliffe and Hourigan both withdrew from Abu Dhabi before the doubles field was finalised, but it turns out that both would have made the draw had they stayed in (although Hourigan and Sutjiadi would have been the last direct acceptance). Unlike the ITF events, there is no officially updated list of entries for WTA tournaments, so I can only go by the threads within TF. Hopefully both Routliffe and Hourigan will be able to play in Melbourne.
 

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Paige Hourigan withdrew from the Australian Open in any case, and Erin Routliffe had no option but to withdraw because the doubles alternates were not allowed to travel to Australia. However, her prospective partner Ankita Raina WAS allowed to go because of her singles ranking, and ended up playing doubles in the Yarra Valley Classic with Rosalie Van Der Hoek and in the Australian Open with Mihaela Buzarnescu.

Routliffe and Jamie Loeb are playing this week in an ITF W25 in Boca Raton, Florida, where they are second seeds. They have entered the WTA250 in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the week beginning 8 March. At the moment they are the third alternates.
 

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Routliffe and Loeb lost in the first round in Boca Raton to the eventual tournament winners, Emina Bektas and Tara Moore.

Routliffe and Aldila Sutjiadi have entered the WTA250 in Monterrey, Mexico, in the week beginning 15 March. At the momnt they are the sixth alternates.
 

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Jamie Loeb is playing in Charleston instead, so Erin Routliffe will partner Viktoriya Tomova in Bogota. Not only has Tomova not won a doubles match for nearly five years, she hasn't even played one for nearly two years. To make their task even more difficult, they've been drawn against top seeds Arantxa Rus and Tamara Zidansek in the first round.

Routliffe and Loeb have also entered the second Charleston tournament next week. They're the second alternates.
 

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Routliffe and Tomova would have spent ages trying to figure out how they lost their match against Rus and Zidansek, having been up 8-2 in the match tie-break before losing 11-9.

Routliffe and Loeb are into the doubles in Charleston, but the draw is not yet available.
 

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Erin Routliffe and Quinn Gleason have entered the doubles competition at the WTA500 tournament in Stuttgart in the week starting 19th April. They are the fifth alternates.
 

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Erin Routliffe and Naomi Broady have entered the doubles competition at the WTA1000 tournament in Madrid, which starts on 29th April. They are the seventh alternates.
 

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Routliffe and Loeb had a very easy win against Rodionova and van der Hoek, the match ending when the latter retired with the score at 6-1, 4-0. They lost their quarter-final to Julia Wachaczyk and Renata Zarazua.
 

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Erin Routliffe and Quinn Gleason have entered the doubles competition at the WTA500 tournament in Stuttgart in the week starting 19th April. They are the fifth alternates.
They withdrew before the field was finalised, but would have missed the cut in any case, finishing as the first alternates.
 

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Erin Routliffe and Quinn Gleason have entered the doubles competition at the WTA250 tournament in Parma in the week starting 17th May. They are the second alternates.
 

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Routliffe and Gleason are into the main draw in Parma, playing Elixane Lechemia and Ingrid Neel in the first round. It will have to be a quick trip from Florida, because Routliffe is in the doubles final in Bonita Springs in just over an hour.

Routliffe and Gleason have also entered Strasbourg the following week, but are ninth alternates, so would be highly unlikely to get in.
 

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Routliffe and Gleason have missed a spot in the draw for Strasbourg. However, four alternate pairs ahead of them did get in, so they may still possibly have a chance of playing.

Although it's not a WTA event as such, Erin Routliffe has entered Roland-Garros with Astra Sharma. They're both in such good form that, especially with Sharma being a former Grand Slam mixed doubles finalist, I think they could do very well. Unfortunately they're the 10th alternates, so will need just about a miracle to actually get into the draw.
 
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