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26 Jun 18 10:07
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starting right now. Would be awesome to see them both in the main draw
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Report DStyle June 26, 2018 11:07 AM BST
(although looking at the draw now, that's obviously not going to be possible as they're in the same section)
Report mesmerised June 26, 2018 5:12 PM BST
Should have given them both a main draw wildcard for services to Tennis, previous top 10 players, won more than 10 WTA titles each, made the back end of slams etc.

Rather than the annual plucky Brit wildcard / itf grass tournament winner, what is the point. THe history of British wildcards is horrific, not only has only 1 player made R4 in the last 20 years, male of female, but the All England Club are hardly great talent spotters, nothing came of pretty much all of them in latter years.

British players in tennis generally come from wealthy middle class backgrounds anyway making the first round pay cheque even more undeserved, would rather give them, if they have to be given, to genuine promising international players or as a gesture to the likes of Vera and Schynder for services to tennis.

Report DStyle June 27, 2018 3:01 PM BST
Womens wildcards this year are a disgrace.

6 brit places is completely wrong. 4 is fine, but two of those places should have gone to two of bepa, sabine or genie (sorry patty). The other two girls could have had wilcards to qualies.

Dalila Jakupovic who made QFs of both birmingham and nottingham should have got a wildcard instead of Jabeur or Smitkova who just won ITF competitions. Pretty sure it wasn't announced before those ITFs that the winner would get a place in the maindraw. It would have also meant a fair few players choosing to play those instead of qualies for the bigger tour matches.

Anyway the mighty BEPA marches on
Report DStyle June 28, 2018 3:38 PM BST
boom Ве́ра
Report DStyle July 3, 2018 2:29 PM BST
good scrapping from the mighty vera
Report bobweenit July 3, 2018 2:34 PM BST
Bepa close to tearsSad
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