I think it's a good move from Jess focusing on the doubles. She should just keep entering the WTA events in the doubles and she'll squeeze into a few of the qualy draws for singles with her ranking. Seems a better option than plugging away at challengers in which her singles results never get her too far up the rankings anyway.
A Danish tennis journalist is living in the same house as Jessica Moore at Wimbledon. Here is an excerpt from his blog today (the blog is in Danish):
An elderly couple have made a nice business offering rooms for rent during Wimbledon. I got a nice welcome and a glass of wine, and then I met one of the other tenants, Jessica Moore, an Australian doubles player.
She's been waiting and waiting ever since the qualification last week, where she lost in the final round. She's hoping that someone might withdraw so she and her teammate can get entry to the doubles main draw. Every morning she has to get up early and sign in stating that she's still available. Then she can only hope for half an hour of practice before she has to wait yet another day. I talked briefly with her about always being prepared, and still trying to relax so you don't get too tired of waiting.
But I was pretty tired myself so I went to bed early (at 9!). Suddenly at midnight I heard a happy scream from another room. I figured it had to be Jessica. Indeed it was. The pleasent Australian shone like the sun at breakfast. She got entry to the doubles tournament, so now I think I'll go and watch some doubles. Go Jessica!
This must be Jess's first time in a main draw at Wimbledon, right? That's a nice achievement for her, especially at this stage in her career where her progress has sorta stagnated over the past couple of years.
Pity she's not doing better in her R1. They just got broken to go down 2-6 3-4.