Do you people know what will be Donna's new ranking with this win? Thank you.
I guess she will have direct entrance at wta 250 tournaments, am I right?
Her ranking will be around #90, depending on how other girls do in Melbourne, and I'm afraid this in itself doesn't guarantee her a direct entry into any events into which she couldn't have entered already. Each tournament has a unique field of players, so a direct entry depends on who applies to that particular tournament. For example last year in Hobart the last player to get in directly was ranked 63, while in Quebec City that was 219 - and the tournaments are of the same category, just played at a different time of year (one right before, and one right after a slam).
Anyway, WHAT A RESULT!!! I couldn't follow the scores, but so thrilled to see this, as it's something most of us never imagined would happen. I honestly expected a three set match, and a probable defeat of Donna, but looks like she had more than enough weapons to hurt Hlavackova. If the match stats are correct, looks like Hlavackova gifted her quite a lot in that match, with 5 df's more and 5 ue's more than Donna (enough for almost 3 games). Donna had a considerably better percentage of points won after her first serve than did Hlavackova, and the stat after 2nd serve is even more convincing in Donna's favor. It's also clear from the stats that much more was played on Hlavackova's serve, but the end stat of total points won is not one that would make you think the match ended 6:1, 6:2.
So congratulations on you FIRST EVER GRAND SLAM MAIN DRAW WIN Donna! Hope you have fun out there in two days, cause that's just about the smartest thing to do considering Woz is hugely experienced at this level and a retreiver par exellence.