Originally Posted by NYKiriFan
Lepchenko is more like around 40 in the ranking & race, but yes, she did make R16 at the French. And she's the #3 American, so Gibbs has just drawn the #1 & #3 Americans in the past two weeks.
Gibbs' next event is Vancouver starting weekend after next, entrants here
She proved at Stanford & Colorado she can beat players in the 150-200 range, and she lost to #44 and the best player in the world. It'll be interesting to see how she matches up with players in the 75-150 range, and she will hopefully have a few opportunities here to better her results from Colorado.
I like that she's playing Vancouver. If she goes deep ( i'm pretty sure this is one of the 3 tourneys in the USTA WC race ), then she'll have a shot at the USO MD WC
. I know she pretty much has one locked up with winning the NCAA Chanpionships, but this would make it 100% for a USO MD WC
Anyways, i hope took something positive away from her past 2 experiences playing against top players. It can only help her in the long...