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Brits in Australian Open Qualifying 2010

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confused
Wouldn't she just get a direct entry?
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she got suspended or something for supposedly using drugs.
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Oh yeah I remember that now, cuz kim clijsters was all 'rawr don't be mean to belgums l' or something.
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http://www.zeenews.com/news591376.html
She failed to tell them her whereabouts, it wasn't actually anything to do with drugs.
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She got a year's suspension by the Beligian Federation or such like for missing drugs tests and had to withdraw. She appealled the suspension and it got overturned but Tennis Australia decided against giving her a main draw wildcard.
[ Last edit by Allan January 14, 2010, 06:45 PM ] IP Logged
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Why did her ranking stay the same? And if she's back on the tour, shouldn't she be back on the proper tour, and recieving main draw entries?
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Why did her ranking stay the same?
She didn't have any ranking points coming off between her getting the ban and the ban getting overturned.

And if she's back on the tour, shouldn't she be back on the proper tour, and recieving main draw entries?
She was in the main draw in Auckland last week and she didn't drop a set in the draw. It's just the AO organisers decided not to give her a wildcard into the main draw.
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I still don't really understand why she would have needed a wildcard entry for the main draw, why didn't she just get direct entry?
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Because she pulled out (either voluntary or was forced to) because of the pending suspension.
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Ah, ok.
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Slow start for Laura. Hopefully not a sign of things to come.

But it's back on serve.  yay
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Laura lost the 1st set 6-4.
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^ Glad you're keeping me up to date...cmon Laura nervous
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First game o the second set has lasted about half an hour with about 30 deuces!!!  and Laura finally gets broken
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back on serve....phew
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