It's early 2010 and lo and behold we have eight Aussies in and around the Top 150. Stuff this challenger business - let's make an assault on the *real* tour.
Anyways, we've had a good few weeks on the WTA tour - Stosur's QFs in Indian Wells and Miami, A-Rod and Casey qualifying at Miami and Alicia posting more good comeback wins.
And overnight we've had some excellent wins in WTA 1st round qualifying:
Alicia Molik d. some spanish chick 6-0 6-2
Ponte Vedra Beach
Adamczak d. Alexandra Stevenson 6-1 6-3 (revenge from a tight loss last week)
Sophie Ferguson d. Mashona Washington 6-4 6-1
The only blight was Olivia going down 2 and 4 to Halep in Marbella.
Marbella Q2: Molik v. Garcia Vidagany (ESP)
Ponte Vedra Q2: Adamczak v. Tatishvili (GEO), Ferguson v. Rodina (RUS)