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What are those organisers smoking ??? :mad: :silly: :cuckoo: :smash:

It's confirmed: Dokic, Anna-Lena Grönefeld (that's fine) and ELKE CLIJSTERS :fiery: receive maindraw WC's for next week's Leipzig tournament. German top-100 players Barna, Weingärtner and Rittner are supposed to play qualifying. :rolleyes:

What a joke !!! IMO Anca Barna would fully deserve the WC, as she's showing good form in Asia with reaching 2 QF's in a row. So when she's losing there on Friday she's supposed to play in Germany again the next day. :mad:
Weingärtner and Rittner are both not fully fit as far as I know, but even they would be better than ELKE CLIJSTERS. :rolleyes:

I mean, Elke might be a nice girl and everything, but she struggles to win matches in $10K's satellites, so HOW IS SHE GOING TO WIN A MATCH IN A TIER II MAINDRAW ????? And she already got one last year and wasted it by losing badly (to Barna BTW).

This is the biggest joke of all time. It's probably that idiot Lei Clijsters again. :p
 

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Must admit you're totaly right ... don't see way she gets it
 

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That is a joke, MarWei and Barna should get one. Dokic I can understand, but Elke?
 

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If she got a Quali WC, she could benefit from it, but giving her a MD WC, is just like saying to her:"here, you get 1 ranking point for free, but no way you'll get more points!"
I dont get how this would benefit her :confused:
 

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I am surprised, thought about Kerber getting a WC-Maindraw. Hopefully she'll get one in the Qual-Draw. Don't think Elke has won a 10 K yet.
 

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giving Elke a WC is probably trying to tempt Kim to play there too
Kim's still mulling over whether to play

but giving Elke a WC for that reason alone is just :rolleyes:

Anca should have gotten it
 

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She's there to sell tickets to a first round match that otherwise would have 10 paying fans. Wildcards are there to make the tournaments money, not to insure the best players get in. The orgos obviously think the Clijsters name is worth something.
 

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Kim said she plays Leipzig so there's a reason to give Elke a WC ;)
 

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giving Elke a WC is probably trying to tempt Kim to play there too
Kim's still mulling over whether to play

but giving Elke a WC for that reason alone is just :rolleyes:

Anca should have gotten it
Kim already confirmed earlier this week. But probably Lei called the organisers to say that Kim would only be there if Elke received a WC. We all know who Lei is :tape:
 

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OK Volcana...yes I can see people paying money to see Elke Clijsters.

Jaslyn Hewitt doesn't sell tickets down here.
 

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Volcana said:
She's there to sell tickets to a first round match that otherwise would have 10 paying fans. Wildcards are there to make the tournaments money, not to insure the best players get in. The orgos obviously think the Clijsters name is worth something.
So Germans would rather go and watch "the younger sister of ..." than a countrywoman? Not sure about that one...

And I think this is not a good thing for Elke either :rolleyes:
 

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Volcana said:
She's there to sell tickets to a first round match that otherwise would have 10 paying fans. Wildcards are there to make the tournaments money, not to insure the best players get in. The orgos obviously think the Clijsters name is worth something.
That doesn't make sense. People in Leipzig found out last year that Elke sucks, so why would they want to watch her again ? :rolleyes:

And sorry, but why would Kim's participation depend on Elke playing or not ? By that logic, Kim would only play Antwerp and $10K's. :lol:
 

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Kim already confirmed earlier this week. But probably Lei called the organisers to say that Kim would only be there if Elke received a WC. We all know who Lei is :tape:
What's wrong with that?! :confused:
 

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Kim is playing, that's not in doubt I think. Just expect her to suffer from jetlag, as she'll only leave Melbourne after the Davis Cup is finished. Then again, she might only play from Thursday on so she should be able to recover.
 

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And you can't say giving WC's to Barna or Rittner are a total waste.

In 2002, Barna qualified, won a round (okay, against Elke ;)) and took a set off Serena.
Rittner got a WC and reached the QF, beating Daniilidou and 7th seed Farina in two 3-setters.

What do they have to do to get a WC - win a Grand Slam ??? :rolleyes:
 
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