Alyssa Hibberd is playing doubles in Memphis right now, partening American Tiffany Welcher. They lost the first set in a breaker and are currently 5-5 in the second (Great effort playing Muguruza and Soler!!)
I wish more of our mid-ranked juniors would choose the college option, such great experience and it always does wonders for them in the long run (Bobusic, Bengson).
^Wow I missed that! Didn't Alyssa get double bagelled in a random WTA doubles appearance last year?
Meanwhile, Sam's managing a few wins on the WTA tour (finally). She easily beat Makarova overnight and had a couple of decent wins last week.
But I'm more excited about her playing dubz with Lisa Raymond again and doing well. I think they made the SF last week and had another win this week. Cara Black and Nastya Rodionova are also continuing to play and doing well. All this is good news for the race to doubles YEC: Dellacqua/Barty are currently in 2nd place, Black/Rodionova are in the top 10 and Stosur/Raymond are top 20 in the race. Nice work teams!
^The stats are complete BS. Sam played a very solid match, maybe not brilliant, but very steady all the way through. She completely dominated Makarova, who played awful (I almost think they gave Sam half of her errors).