I have been sooooo impressed with Aiko's consistency on tour since she got herself into the top 100. She's been playing very well lately and now she's in her first Grand Slam 3rd round!! She beat Dulko 6-1, 6-1! That's incredible, she hit a bunch of winners 4 aces and not very many UEs. Her ranking is projected to be at least 54 after the Aussie Open. Now she's up against Schnyder who she battled hard against in Cincy last year. I think she's got a great shot in the form she is in right now and the heat (Which is supposed to be a huuuuuge factor this weekend) should help her because Schnyder has historically struggled in the heat! GO AIKO!!!!! You can do it!!
Oh yeah, AND SHE'S THE ONLY ASIAN IN THE THIRD ROUND! Great job!
Go Ai, Venus, Na, Tamarine!