As we come to the end of the year Ana is broke in the top 10 and now she is #7 in the world, but that's not where she will stop. Till the end of the year she will most certainly be at least #5 even if she earn 0 points at Orange Bowl. It's because Bouchard will be erased from the list due to her age (1994), and Kontaveit will lose points from last year's Orange Bowl and Ana will surpass her.
But that's not all...Abanda is not playing Orange Bowl due to injury and she have only 22.5 points more than Ana so there are pretty good chances Ana can surpass her too with QF in singles and QF in doubles and become #4 in the world.
But even that is not all...Lottner, like Abanda, also don't play this year's Orange Bowl and she is only 48.75 points in front...with two semi-finals (in singles and doubles) Ana could become #3...Neither Abanda or Lottner are defending points till the end of the year, so it's all in Ana's hands but #5 is secured!!!
On the other hand, fewer than 100 points separate Ana from #16, and Orange Bowl is a GA, with lots of points up for grabs (250/180/120 for singles W/RU/SF, plus points from doubles).
That means that it Ana doesn't do well, there are many girls who could overtake her (Kulichkova, Bencic, Zhao, etc.). Ana herself needs to reach the QF in singles or doubles to gain any points.
For those who are not fluid in Croatian, it's an article where Goran Ivanisevic is talking about how he is not surprised with Konjuh winning the Eddie Herr and how he would be very surprised if Donna Vekic and Ana Konjuh not become top 10 players one day...
In our well-deserved excitement about Ana and Donna, let's not forget about our other young players. Yesterday, at the Orange Bowl, Jana Fett (b. 1996; #135 in juniors) convincingly beat Elena Maltseva (#83) 63 60
Good, but expected win for Ana.
Second round should be even easier.
Then the 3rd round should be pretty hard, with Allie Kiick probably waiting there
Then, if everything goes safe and sound, Ana should face Belinda Bencic in the QF, dream match-up for me
By the way, Juan Pablo found out the result 24 minutes before Meelis did