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To be honest, most of the field would be tough. There's even some very good unseeded players who they couldn't have played like Ruse who's favourite surface is grass and she beat both Eden and Tara in Nottm Qs last year to qualify and had that gutting loss to Radwanska at Wimbledon (after coming through qualifying). Bolkvadze is a very solid grass player and even Dolehide - she beat Lao (who one of the Brits play) in Surbiton qualifying before taking AVU to 4-4 in the decider in the last 16.

Freya up against a regular dubs partner.


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Might've hoped for one all GB draw though.

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flamingowings wrote:

Well they all have horrid draws so good luck to 'em - they have Q seeds of 2, 5, 6 and 12.


Overall though not really particularly worse than to be expected. 

They each had to one of the 12 seeds in QR1 and they've come out with a high seed, a low seed and two middling seeds. And the 12 seeds are all in the range 153 to 190 anyway so probably more about hoping for less in-form and/or less comfortable on grass opponents.

And I am afraid given they each had to play a seed, an all GB draw was never on the cards.



-- Edited by indiana on Friday 7th of June 2019 04:41:34 PM

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Couldn't have happened with them all being QWCs - they had to face one of the 12 seeds, so on paper, Freya has at least got the best draw she could have facing the 12 seed.

Lao is winnable, it's just a shame it's not Tara playing her and arguably the weakest of the 4 in SBG.

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As they all had to play seeds (12 seeds to play 12 non seeds) then across the draw we could have expected a 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 seed, so a seeds "total" of 26 (2,5,8,11) would have been around what we could have hoped for - the seeds our girls play total 25. So pretty much spot on with what we could have expected, probably reasonable in the circumstances but nonetheless they will all be tough no doubt . Would be a major achievement to see a GB qualifier here, but you never know.

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Just thinking, what will happen with top seed Wickmayer? She's still in Surbiton (and thus in the running to potentially earn a Wimbledon MDWC), but she's also the top seed in the Nottingham draw. Do you think she'll be hoping to play her QF tonight and if she wins, withdraw from Notts, but if she loses, still play Notts?

Looks like she is warming up for her QF with T Maria now.



-- Edited by Ace Ventura on Friday 7th of June 2019 04:47:50 PM

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Ace Ventura wrote:

Just thinking, what will happen with top seed Wickmayer? She's still in Surbiton (and thus in the running to potentially earn a Wimbledon MDWC), but she's also the top seed in the Nottingham draw. Do you think she'll be hoping to play her QF tonight and if she wins, withdraw from Notts, but if she loses, still play Notts?

Looks like she is warming up for her QF with T Maria now.



-- Edited by Ace Ventura on Friday 7th of June 2019 04:47:50 PM


I recall back in the day (!) Bristol ATP being played at same time as Wimbledon qualifying and an American (Matt Davis? Not sure) playing through to the QF round at Bristol whilst simultaneously driving to Roehampton and getting through Wimbledon qualies. He was playing twice a day and schedulers worked together to allow him time to play early at one venue, finish and drive to the other down the M4. 

I dont think they allow that now, so imagine she wont be allowed to play both? If she wins Surbiton today, presume she will have to withdraw, it would be poor form to reach the SF round at any event and withdraw for qualies of another, whatever the relative levels. Disrespectful to event and opponents she has played. At the moment her commitment should remain as Surbiton until out of it...  



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The LTA posted the MDWC's in the last few minutes.

"Heather Watson and Harriet Dart have secured automatic places in round one while their GB Fed Cup team-mate Katie Swan has been awarded a wild card.

British players Naiktha Bains and Maia Lumsden have also been awarded wild cards for the main draw."

https://www.lta.org.uk/major-tennis-events/british-major-events/nature-valley-open/news-and-media/2019/nature-valley-open-young-british-stars-awarded-main-draw-wild-cards?utm_source=social&utm_medium=Social_Organic&utm_campaign=Nottingham_Open&sf103774346=1



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And for the men
"In the mens ATP Challenger, Liam Broady, Jack Draper, Evan Hoyt and Paul Jubb will be in Mondays first-round draw alongside fellow British players Dan Evans, Jay Clarke and James Ward."

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That's good news, although not sure where that leaves Jodie. Possibly injured, unless she's content to play Manchester qualifying - I'd suspect the former unfortunately.

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In den Bosch, Jamie and neal are 3rd seeds and play garin and jarry. Inglot and krajicek and Joe and rajeev play Dutch pairs

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Ace Ventura wrote:

That's good news, although not sure where that leaves Jodie. Possibly injured, unless she's content to play Manchester qualifying - I'd suspect the former unfortunately.


 I've just noticed that Jodie is a late withdrawal from Manchester (yesterday) so presumably that confirms she's injured.



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Ace Ventura wrote:

That's good news, although not sure where that leaves Jodie. Possibly injured, unless she's content to play Manchester qualifying - I'd suspect the former unfortunately.


 I've just noticed that Jodie is a late withdrawal from Manchester (yesterday) so presumably that confirms she's injured.


 She definitely appeared to have an injury towards the end of her match against Lapko at Surbiton. Possibly an ankle problem? Hopefully it's a strain and precautionary so she can make the end of the grass court season. 



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