We should *not* be worried. At the start of the year (notably Charleston) she was winning these matches in 3 hour 3 set drags. Start of Rome she was being more clinical, French open was mostly clinical, too.
Even Wimbly 1R was good. The point I'm trying to make is IF Empress is going to have any sort of impact here she should be winning these matches losing 5-6 games max. Her confidence has transitioned (or at least should have). Having said that, we know what JJ is like with low ranked opponents.
I expect JJ to beat Burdette 6-4 6-1. When she gets to Vika, I expect her to take a set. A win wouldn't even be that surprising. I would actually like for the interview after beating Vika for her to say something along the lines of: 'I was playing good today, I wanted to win and didn't give it away like last time.'
ANYWAY LET'S GO JJ.