Lleyton awarded wildcard.

20 May

Wild west

Aussie former world # 1 Lleyton Hewitt on court at Roland Garros.

HEWITT – C’mon.

Little Lleyton Hewitt has been granted a wildcard into the main draw of the 2012 French Open. Hewitt has just returned to the court following  successful foot surgery. His original goal was to be on track for a return at Wimbledon in 6 weeks time – but the foot has healed better than expected. Hewitt looked comfortable on court, and his manager David Drysdale was pleasantly surprised with Lleyton’s timing. Drysdale said “Lleyton is one of those players who has the ability to hit well straight away following a lay-off. He does not lose his ball striking capabilities and can come out and hit like he has not been away at all”.

The womens  wildcard was awarded to prodigious young Queensland talent Ashleigh Barty. Barty will be hoping to gain confidence from her first main draw Grand Slam outing at Melbourne Park earlier this year. Other Aussies in main draw action are Bernard Tomic , Matt Ebden and Marinko Matosevic in the mens singles and Sam Stosur, Jarmilia Gajdosova, Casey Dellacqua and Anastasia Rodionova in the womens event.

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