lol...Roberta Vinci may be ranked 150 or so, but she is a GREAT little player on grass. Serves and volleys and was always in with a shot. Not a huge surprise. If Alicia was top 20 then it would be a different story. Maybe. But she's not.
I would ask Punch what kinda trainin' she's gettin' in da outback. Seriously, mates, she outta spend a year in da states 'ere prektisin' on da hardcourts mainly. (Maybe in "Kell-ifornia" wid dat Linzi Deven-port).
Azza, I waited to reply as I hadn't seen your fellow Ozzie Kell (probably the #1 Punch supporter here) posting for awhile till yesterday (and you only joined recently). That's what the "Kell-ifornia" thing meant. And seriously, I think some work with American and/or European coaches might add to Alicia's game. In fact, a number of top Ozzie coaches like Brian Teacher and Chris Kachel are coaching in such places themselves due to the depth of players. (I know Pat Cash is a partner in an academy that includes his name, but that's probably flooded with juniors. Punch needs one on one work, IMO).