I love her, but this loss is a huge disappointment
And frankly, I have no idea where she's headed right now. Tennis-wise. She only has 3 more SR entries left (using one for US Open and another one for Guangzhou as Curcubeu said), and her ranking is almost as bad as it was at the beginning of the year. Once she'll run out of the SR advantage, she won't even get near the qualies of WTA events, let alone those of Grand Slams. Unfortunately I was right in March predicting that she won't be in top 100 by the end of this year when others already saw her inside top 30 again
Wake up, Alex!