She once again showed that she has game. However she plays crucial points poorly, when a bit of pressure is applied she tends to make unforced errors. She actually didn't play the matchpoints badly though. JJ was very good on those points, stayed completely focused.
One thing about her is that compared to others with similar rankings, she is much better at handling higher level, tough rallies, so she can challenge strong players. But beating lower level players is a separate skill from challenging top players.
We will see in the coming months what happens.
Maybe it's best for her if she enters qualies for bigger tournaments instead of playing itf tournaments.
I think the same Howard. She doesnt play the level of her actual ranking. I like the way she was yesterday, fist pumping and showing how she is motivated and ready to fight. She has to step up to another league for sure.