FIT Enough to WIN JR Davis Cup!

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  1. julian

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    Please check the rules

    The rule you are quoting to the best of my knowledge did NOT
    apply to the (non junior) version of US Open 2012
    To the last of what I have heard:
    if she would like to play (non junior) version of Australian Open
    she could get a wild card via the program of wild card exchanges
    between USTA and Australian Tennis Federation
    I believe this would require a tacit support from USTA OR WINNING A CORRESPONDING TOURNAMENT (or a runner-up)
    It is NOT automatic for non junior version but I have been wrong before
    The issue will be clear in 2 months one way or another
    The cost of a travelling coach OUTSIDE of USTA is another financial issue

    see as well below
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    Australian Open to hold wildcard playoff in China


    Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:02am EDT

    (Reuters) - The Australian Open will hold a regional wildcard playoff for entry to the 2013 version of the year's first tennis grand slam in Nanjing in China in October, organizers announced on Monday.

    The male and female winners of the playoff, which will take place at China's National Tennis Academy from October 15-21, will gain entry to the main draw of the Melbourne Park tournament, which brands itself the "Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific".

    The Asia-Pacific wildcards were previously decided by nomination, a spokeswoman for Tennis Australia said, and are part of the 16 up for grabs for the Australian Open, eight each for entry to the men's and women's draws.

    Two of the eight are allocated in a reciprocal arrangement with the French and U.S. Opens, one goes to the winner of a playoff restricted to Australian players, while the other four are awarded at the discretion of organizers.

    The playoff, which will not be open to Australian players, was announced by the Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu at a news conference in Beijing on Monday, also attended by China's 2011 French Open champion Li Na.

    The Australian Open has moved increasingly to identify itself as a pan-regional tournament as Asia, and China in particular, has become a bigger player in the sport.

    The China Open, which now boasts a joint $8.3 million WTA/ATP event at the tennis centre built for the 2008 Olympics, has made no secret of its ambition to eventually become a grand slam tournament.

    Asia is also an important market both for attracting visitors to Melbourne to watch the tournament and for television audiences to bolster the value of media rights.

    "There has been a 400 percent increase in visitation to the Australian Open from the Asia-Pacific region over the past eight years," Tennis Australia's CEO Steve Wood said in news release.

    "More than half the Australian Open's global media value is now generated from the Asia-Pacific region and new broadcast deals include access to an additional 65 million homes," he added.

    "And when Li Na made her historic run to the final in 2011 we achieved the highest ever broadcast exposure throughout Asia ... with 135 million tuning in across the region."

    (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, editing by Peter Rutherford)
     
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  2. Soianka

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    I believe Taylor is playing in the AO wild card tournament in December in Atlanta.
     
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  4. Soianka

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    I am just saying I think she is already scheduled for this as they sent an advertisement to my email today about the AO wildcard tournament in December in Atlanta.

    Taylor was on the advertisement.
     
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  5. 10ismom

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    I hope that she is playing this AO wildcard tournament and win it....prove to people that she has what it takes to get to the next level.
    However, IMO I am still not sold that she is ready.

    I remember 2 years ago when Lauren Davis won both Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr and Yucatan Grade 1 coming into the AO wildcard with 18 matches winning streak and won the wildcard. Her Fairy Tale story ended when she lost first round to 5th seeded Sam Stosur 6-0, 6-0 at the Australian Open.
    I still remember...... Lauren was quite gung ho giving her pre-AO interview that she will play aggressively and DICTATE the points with Stosur.
    Moral of this story is.......even with someone quite dominating the Juniors, it will take a lot of work and quite sometime to get to that next level......to be a money making pro or a Grand Slam contender.

    P.S. For Lauren Davis now, 2 years after that AO wildcard, I believe she just made it into the top 100 WTA ranking so.......Congratulations!!!
     
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  6. Soianka

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    It's hard for me to imagine Taylor being almost old enough to play a full schedule of WTA tournaments.

    I remember her from a couple of years ago she was just a young local girl who was very talented, and now she is almost 17.

    Wow, they really grow up fast.

    It's completely amazing to how far she has come in the last 2.5-3 years. She is a tremendous talent and it will be exciting to see her play on a bigger stage, but she really is just a girl.

    It's just hard for me to think of her as a WTA player just yet.

    As for Lauren, that is great news that she has made it into the top 100. Her short stature is another thing that might make a top pro career more challenging for her, but it is nice to see some young Americans do well.
     
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  7. superfittennis

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    I don't know exactly how to phrase this, but I will just say that I have seen several #1 in the world juniors who were in good shape and have not done anything decent at the tour level. Taylor Townsend is a very interesting case because she is ready for the high levels of the now if she can move. Basically, she is a diamond in the rough and fitness can be a fairly easy fix. I don't even think she should play juniors anymore, but she just can't break into the top 100 wta in the shape she is in.
     
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  8. ga tennis

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    Exactly what pmac and the usta is thinking.I dont think the usta was trying to hurt Taylor i just think that they are trying to help her become the best she can be. No one really knows the whole story about how everything happened that is why im not going to judge anyone in this case.
     
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