Re: Jelena Pandzic Cheering Thread!!
Wow, great win for Jelena! Olaru, at #75, is the highest-ranked player she has ever beaten! This should be really good for her confidence, especially after her disastrous start to 2008. Her match tomorrow against Schruff will be tough as Schruff has been playing reasonably well this year; still, it's definitely winnable, as long as Jele plays the way she has been this week.
Regardless of what happens, though, Jele will have a new career-high ranking, probably around 218-220. More importantly, it looks like her excellent form of 2007 is back! She has no points to defend until late May so she should definitely be getting into the top 200 soon. Jele has *never* played in a WTA tournament but now that day is not far off!
PS: With her win today, Jele passed Sprem in ranking points and will become the fourth-ranked Croat next week.