Been a while since we saw this thread.
Well Lauren has been quite the travelling machine so far....it seems she has played every week, and with 31 tournaments to her name that's not a stretch
Lauren had a good fighting win at the $50K Fukuoka event today beating German Adriana Barna 7-5 4-6 6-3....she led 4-2 in the second, and almost blew it (Lauren seems to get tight in situations like this!) but glad she pulled through. She's got Sam Stosur next, and I don't think she will beat Sam but she is in with a shot...
Her ranking should rise from 276 to the mid 260's next week....the annoying thing is Barna dropped to 251 this week, so 1 quality point less