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Playoff finalists Dokic, Luzcak given Oz wildcards

tennis4u
12-24-2010, 04:18 AM
See the full story here:

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=9376&zoneid=25

Topspindoctor
12-24-2010, 04:57 AM
Expected. But I am 100% sure those 2 mugs will bomb out in early rounds.

navy75
12-24-2010, 05:02 AM
Expected. But I am 100% sure those 2 mugs will bomb out in early rounds.

Bit pessimistic there, eh? Dokic had a magical run just recently, and Luczak is a fighter who was only 30 spots away from a direct entry as is (and 2 games away from the WC spot), so it certainly wouldn't come as a surprise for either to win a couple of rounds. I'd give Dokic the better chance of a run, but in any event both of these selections were absolute no brainers...

Action Jackson
12-24-2010, 05:07 AM
Don't take anything underspin apprentice says seriously.

Hewitt =Legend
12-24-2010, 06:30 AM
Expected. But I am 100% sure those 2 mugs will bomb out in early rounds.

:rolleyes:

nadal_slam_king
12-24-2010, 07:00 AM
Dokic made semis 2 years ago, and with the WTA in its current state of disgrace, would be no surprise to see Dokic repeat that.

Nathaliia
12-24-2010, 08:42 AM
Hell froze for Luczak getting a card :hearts: Glad to see TA appreciated his fight against Marinko! I hope he gets a good draw.

I like Dokic, but I don't like WTA, so I guess no comment on that one.

Topspindoctor
12-24-2010, 09:49 AM
Dokic made semis 2 years ago, and with the WTA in its current state of disgrace, would be no surprise to see Dokic repeat that.

Pretty sure Dokic never made AO semi.

ApproachShot
12-24-2010, 10:44 AM
Good news for them both. With a bit of luck as far as the draw goes, Luczak could well win his first match and Dokic her first couple of matches as well.

Action Jackson
12-24-2010, 10:55 AM
Luczak did draw Nadal at the Aus Open and Fed at RG in the 1st round. Hopefully he draws Berlocq or Riba this time around.

theKSHE
12-24-2010, 10:57 AM
According to Wikipedia, which is not a good tennis source, Dokic best run was Quarters in AO 2009.

Blackbriar
12-24-2010, 12:38 PM
Luczak is really a big loser. Can't even win this match before his homecrowd. what a pathetic clown. Dokic is done.

nadal_slam_king
12-24-2010, 12:47 PM
WIKIPEDIA says:
Dokic won her first round match at the 2009 Australian Open against Tamira Paszek of Austria, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4. It was her first Grand Slam match win since 2003. She then defeated World No. 17 Anna Chakvetadze in the second round, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3 and 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the third round 3–6, 6–1, 6–2. This was the first time she had reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. Dokic then advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2002 after defeating 29th-seeded Alisa Kleybanova 7–5, 5–7, 8–6. Dokic's run ended when she was defeated by Dinara Safina in the semi-finals 6–4, 4–6, 6–4. Because of this tournament, her ranking improved to World No. 91.

Kat_YYZ
12-24-2010, 01:00 PM
I watched some of the final vs Matosevic -- it was a long match so I dropped in and out but watched the whole fifth set. Both guys just refused to give up. Luczak certainly deserves one more than that kid who didn't want to play at the playoff. I know Tomic is younger and has more potential, while Luczak is probably looking at his last season, but character should still count for something & Luczak played like someone who doesn't feel he's owed anything. ;)

Consigliere
12-24-2010, 09:00 PM
dokic lost quarters.

KarlyM
12-24-2010, 10:18 PM
Luczak is a good WC choice :) - close to the MD cut-off and actually showed up for the WC tournament unlike Tomic.


Because you all are allergic to the WTA website: :lol: WTA link (http://www.wtatour.com/page/Player/Activity/0,,12781~2073,00.html)
http://i52.tinypic.com/ifqy5i.jpg
Dokic had a good run this past summer by winning 3 straight ITF events. Maybe she can get something together at AO.

Filo V.
12-24-2010, 10:55 PM
GL to both players. Pete definitely has earned this WC, hope he gets a good draw.

jmf07
12-25-2010, 11:42 AM
Luczak is really a big loser. Can't even win this match before his homecrowd. what a pathetic clown. Dokic is done.

His opponent was from Melbourne.

WIKIPEDIA says:

Why you shouldn't use wikipedia as your only source.

jmf07
12-26-2010, 12:54 AM
I have good reason to avoid the WTA site considering they can't even get this Dokic information right. Lucky we have Wikipedia to set it straight. Although I must say, I never relied on Wikipedia before this, I always thought it was unreliable, UNTIL NOW :worship:

:spit: I hope your being sarcastic there.