4 weeks in a row? Can she win her first match or two, then suffer the dreaded double bagel?
Well, she's fulfilled the first part of the deal =
Alex d. (7)Anastasiya Vasylyeva (UKR) 62 76(3)
Next Vs. Kirillova or Ekshibarova. I want revenge on Ekshibarova for that double bagel (36 60 60) three weeks ago. C'mon Alex. Good chance to defend her QF here.
One aspect that you have to be impressed with is her ability to come back after being double bagled. Each time she has come back the next week to win her first match, often against higher ranked opponents.
This victory has also put Alex inside the top #350 for the first time in her career. She started the year at #440, so despite the fact she's getting thrashed when she's losing, it's been a good season so far. Consistantly winning her first round match, that's a big positive.
That's a good win on clay, keeps her 100% first round winning stat this year. This 8 points is enough to put her inside the top 350 and at another career high.
Plays qualifier Lisa Sabino (SUI) in R2, great chance for another QF. It's shaping up to be a nice little season for Alex. Us Open qualies are maybe out of reach, as the progress is slow.. But it's still progress. AO qualies should be the goal.