Disappointing result, although in the head to head Obzilier now 3-1 up.
Would like Yulia to make the MD of a Grand Slam without having to qualify - a decent draw with a couple of wins will lift her points wise into the Top80 , which will then ensure automatic qualification for Melbourne in January. The cut off rankings wise will be early Dec for Melbourne - usually at 102 - so a good run in Uzbekistan in two weeks will do it!!
Draw wise on the main tour this year she has not been so lucky - No 2 seed R1 in Auckland, No32 seed R1 in Paris, No 2 seed R2 Stockholm, No 12 seed R1 in New York and No 1 seed R2 Kolkata (If she had beaten her nemesis Obzilier).Somewhere in the middle of the draw with No 7 or 8 seed R2 in Uzbekistan please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One good draw and she's home!
Well done for the doubles - they could win it!
PS - I've just seen Yuliana lost R1 singles to Branti of Italy....Damn!