The qualifying draw is out and we have some interesting match-ups!
First time I can remember that we dont have any players in direct
Adriana Szili v Daniela Dominikovic
For the second year in a row we have two Aussie girls facing eachother...so a nice rankings boost for either of them
I think this is a toss up! Daniela has more power and if she gets her head right she can win this....but Adriana is very consistent from the back and has the game to frustrate Dani. Hope it's a good one.
v Jessica Kirkland
This is a bad draw for Lauren as Jessica is a pretty big young talent from the US. Hopefully Lauren's good record here will continue, but it's not looking likely...
v Dominika Nociarova
Maybe the best draw of the Aussies! I don't know much about this Nociarova chick, but I honestly think Jaslyn can make the 3rd round here and possibly even qualify if she plays to her best. The winner will face Els Callens (in shit form) or Elena Baltacha in the next round. Tough,. but winnable matches...in fact a winnable section if she plays her cards right.
v Zsofia Gubasci
Totally unpredictable match as both seem to be hot and cold players. Don't know what game Dubz is gonna bring tomorrow, but Zsofia is certainly a beatable opponent.
v Jarmila Gajdosova
Jarmila seems to have fallen off the radar lately, so can Olivia (with a lot of solid summer training behind her), score an upset? Not likely, but here's hoping she can be competitive!
v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Shayna can do well in this match I feel! Especially on this surface, with high bouncing balls against the tiny Lourdes. On clay she'd get thrashed, but if she carries over the confidence from almost beating Antonella last week, I can't see why she can't do well in this match! The occassion might be too big for her, and a win is a big ask...but this is one of the kinder draws she could've asked for.
What do you guys think? Thoughts? Comments?