Thursday, May 13, 2010

French Open wild cards announced

The following women have been given wild cards into the main draw of the French Open:

Stephanie Cohen-Aloro
Claire Feuerstein
Stephanie Foretz
Mathilde Johansson
Kristina Mladenovic
Olivia Sanchez
Jarmila Groth
Christina McHale

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree they should really stop doing that, they get paid to do this. It's quite embarrassing that they can't seem to even get the pronunciation right.

Anonymous said...

Oops this should be on the other post, my bad.

Diane said...

If you want to move it, I'll erase these comments. No big deal either way.

Karen said...

Why are these players still getting wild cards into majors. I strongly believe that wild cards to majors should be given to juniors making the transition to the senior tour and veterans returning from injuries, as well as former champions who have fallen on hard times. The Grand Slam are the epitome of our sport and it just seems a bit of a waste to me to dole out these invitations to players who have not even done well on the regular tour much more at the majors. Let them play for the wild card similar to what Tennis Australia did earlier this year. If you want it so bad, earn it.

Diane said...

I don't have a problem with Mladenovic and McHale--they are young and making their way, but the rest of the list is kind of boring. I can't see the French Federation giving wild cards to non-Frenchwomen, though--other than the two that are arranged with the U.S. and Australia.

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Karen said...

Diane, I agree that McHale is a good choice (dont know the other person) but I have seen Olaro (sp?) play and she should go through qualies if she wants to play. Mathilde played one of the worst matches in FO history that I have ever seen. She ended up losing the match and exited the court in tears. It was painful to watch and the fans were just stunned at the melt down. Even her opponent was stunned because she was even crying on the changeovers