...until the last 2-3 games of the match where she almost blew it
But yes, played very well in that match.
I think we all know how most of the top 5 Aussie girls play....I'll give some info on some that you may not be aware of
Lara Giltinan - Has some power, and a nice physique, but has very poor shot selection and ball control. Possesses one of the most lethal forehands known to man....but lethal as in S.H.I.T.E. Sprays it everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Back fence, side fence, umpire's chair, you name it. She has an awkward 'face up' forehand and honestly, she needs to change that if she is to progress. I don't really see any determination in her...seems like a lovely kid, but just doesn't have 'it'. WOuld be very surprised to see crack top 400-450.
Deanna Roberts - BIG server. Very powerful serves, and loves to attack. Has average groundies (one handed backhand) but is quite comfortable at net. Think, a heavier version of Alicia Molik (but not as good). Definitely has talent, and given a full schedule playing at the top of her game, I'd say top 300 is realistic.
Tiffany Welford - Strong and steady groundstrokes with reasonable pace. Moves well and is a fit girl. We've seen improvement in her this year, rising up about 400 places, I expect her to crack top 400 soon. Hopefully after OZ challengers will be up to around 350. I don't see her as a serious threat, but she'll do well to get at or near 250-300
Mireille Dittmann - Hits quite flat and hard but lacks in movement. Generates some good pace but doesn't have much of a clue what to do with it. Has done well with what she's got, great achievement to crack top 200
(deserves a lot more praise for that fine effort, unfortunately no-one at TA seemed to notice/care)
Beti Sekulovski - Fiesty little player, scrambles for everything and will get most balls back. Hits with heavy topspin on forehand and backhand (one handed) and seems to have quite a lot of game. Not afraid to attack and go for her shots. Has been ravaged by injury the last 18 months, but fully fit she could definitely be a top 200-250 threat (has been as high as 270 already). Very talented girl but seems to get a little ahead of herself at times with impatient errors.