Re: Jaslyn's Thread :)
Jaslyn left out in cold
By Leo Schlink
January 12, 2005
AUSTRALIAN Open organisers last night threw a lifeline to Chris Guccione and Todd Reid, ushering the pair into the centenary main draw with wildcards.
But there was controversy when Jaslyn Hewitt was overlooked by selectors despite being ranked higher than Monique Adamczak, who was spirited into Monday's multi-million tournament.
Hewitt, younger sister of dual world champion Lleyton Hewitt, is ranked higher than Adamczak - 346th to 360th - and holds a winning record against her.
Jaslyn Hewitt was devastated on being told by national coach Peter McGraw the decision was based on rankings, results, matches played and attitude.
Last week she held a service break over Czech world No.46 Klara Koykalova in the third set.
Tennis Australia sources were adamant her omission was unrelated to her brother's criticism of the Open's court speed.