Re: Julia from Paris to Miami 2013
With her performance today she would have blown Peer (that's who she played in R1 last year) off the court. The draw always was bad luck, she got a player that played the match of her career so far today, but even if that didn't happen she would have had a difficult R2 and a very very difficult QF. It happens. Will she defend her final points in Dubai? Unlikely, and you'll have trouble containing yourself when you get to delete those points from her ranking.
But the way she has played at the AO and today I am confident that she'll be able to go far a few times this year.