I admit that there are not a ton of alternatives but it does not seem right to be to reward a player in Barty who actively avoids playing on clay by giving her a wild card to the biggest clay court event. Not to mention the fact that every wild card she has recieved thus far has been a complete waste. Yes she is very young but that is why making her qualify might be better for her
why not go with someone like Gajdasova?
I thought your post was in reference to Millman, although he has played on clay.
Jarka is injured and withdrew from the tournament altogether, I think. There really aren't better options than Barty though. Maybe TA should have decided not to award the WC at all, but that doesn't do you any favors as a national organization that later relies on those players to play Fed Cup (and Hopman Cup).