Shayna has been tearing up the AMT #4 in Cairns this week...
R2: defeated Kataraina HUNIA (NZL) 6-0 6-0
R3: defeated Olivia RICH (VIC) (11) 6-0 6-4
QF: defeated Isabella HOLLAND (QLD) (2) 6-3 6-3
SF: defeated Emelyn STARR (NSW) (4) 6-0 6-0
F: versus Sophie LETCHER (QLD) (3)
Letcher outlasted Ashling Sumner in the other semi final today 4-6 7-5 6-0. This was after Sumner thrashed top seed Alison Bai 6-2 6-2 in the quarter finals.
I wonder how Isabella is feeling this week? Three years ago she was the best player born 1991 or later. She headed Australia's winning Junior Fed Cup team as the No.1 player, ahead of Sally Peers (No.2) and Olivia Rogowska (No.3). Now both Peers and Rogowska have made the second round of a Grand Slam, beating top 100 players in straight sets. Both have also had the opportunity to play one of the top two in the world on the biggest stage in tennis (Arthur Ashe Stadium).
Hopefully she can get out of this rut and hit some solid form by the end of the season. The race for MD WCs into the Aussie Open is entirely open and she still has a shot at getting one despite a horror season. Here's hoping she can salvage something.
And Shayna, I'm going to throw it out there now and say Shayna will end the year ranked around 350 and she'll have a good run at the playoff in December, meaning she will be one to get a MD WC for the Aussie Open