Re: Mirjana's fall 2013 campaign
Of course Miki gets thrown into the most stacked quarter of the draw. A couple years ago, this could be a bracket in some Premier event.
Things have changed, though, since most of these girls are in the dumps from their glory days. McHale has taken a real confidence hit coming back from mono (but there is still the memory of that Stanford HORROR couple years ago -- beating Miki 0 and 1) and Watson and Hradecka are question marks, always.
The real wild card in all this is the indoor conditions that could favor the big, flatter shotmakers and servers. Trouble is that everyone in this quarter is exactly that!
Hradecka is interesting because she hits two hands off both sides, I believe, and Miki has had some really good luck against players who do that.
If she can get the quarterfinals here and 36 points, it would be a triumph, IMO. Hope she's motivated.