Re: Jessica Moore
That's a terrible loss, AUSBOY is going to have a field day with this one, and so he should. Really there's no excuses for this display.
The crowd, nor the opponent, should not have daunted her. She's played in Grand Slams and faced Top 10/20 opponents quite a few times now, so Chan shouldn't have intimidated her any more than those times despite the home crowd. She wasn't hampered by any injury either, as far as we know. Maybe she was? We'll see if she competes in Tokyo, anyway. If she withdraws, that could be what's behind it.
I don't think there are positives to take from this, when you look at it closely. On paper, yes she reached the quarters of a $100K+H, but the draw wasn't exactly strong. I've seen better draws in $50K's. The players she beat were a 747th ranked Japanese girl and Sophie Ferguson, who hasn't played for months, and even then it took three sets. I don't see how this tournament has been impressive whatsoever. Really a mediocre week for her, I think anyway.
She's ranked in the Top 150 now, and the fact that she's only beaten one Top 200 player this year, and only two in her whole career is rather frightening to be honest. Let alone the fact that she's yet to defeat a Top 100 player.