Julia lost 4-6 6-3 1-6
It's not looking good at all atm. She needs to get back down to some smaller tournaments (25K?) and pick up some points and confidence.
I kind of disagree. Julia is 21 years old and unless she is independently wealthy, she needs to find out sooner rather than later, that she can earn a living playing professional tennis. Playing in 25K events may get her some victories,but will not move her up to the WTA tour. I don't know what the cut-off is but a player ranked 185 in the world can not possible earn enough to even cover her travel-related expenses. Perhaps she has adopted the attitude that if she can not compete within the top 200 over the next year, that she may have to reevaluate what she needs to pursue.