14-Year-Old Gets Main Draw Wildcard, World No. 13 Bartoli in Qualifying at WTA PVB


Posted on April 2, 2009

Madison Keys will make her WTA Tour debut next week at The MPS Group Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., after receiving a main draw wildcard.

The 14-year-old Floridian, who trains at the Chris Evert Academy in Boca Raton, has played only one event on the minor-league ITF circuit, losing in the first round earlier this year at Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) to Russian Ekaterina Bychkova. The 8th grader is ranked No. 5 in the U.S. in the Girl's 14 rankings.

Meanwhile, world No. 13 Marion Bartoli was not offered a main draw wildcard, and will take a qualifying wildcard in an attempt to fight her way into the main draw.

Russian Nadia Petrova is the top seed at The MPS Group Championships, which begins next week. Maria Sharapova, the defending champion, is sidelined with a shoulder injury.

 
 
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