Originally Posted by HowardH
Dianne lost to the 5th seed, Chae from Korea. She had a good start, leading 3-0 at the start, but eventually lost 6-4 7-5. Dianne could have won I think, but Chae isn't easy, with her big lefty forehand. Wish I could have seen it, then I would know more what to say.
On the plus side, Dianne and Alenka Hubacek are in the semis of the doubles in Wellington after beating the 3rd seeds, Alison Bai and Renee Binnie 6-2 6-3. I thought that Dianne and Alenka could be a good team. They will face Chae's doubles team.
It's unfortunate that the draws didn't favour her the last few weeks, but she's getting good experience against higher ranked opponents.
Better luck in doubles.