Just like last year, Julia routines the overrated (well, at least by one user
) Saisai Zheng in Q1.
Only problem is that last year this was the qualifying round (with almost the same score, then 6-3 6-3), whereas now Julia still has two more matches in a pretty tough section.
Her combined record against the two possible veterans expecting in R2 - MEC and Dubois - is 0-6 without even taking a set
And the Italian bit her easily as recently as Wimbledon qualies. It has to be said though that grass isn't exactly Julia's forte and she has improved considerably since the string of losses against Dubois in past years.
If she gets through the next match, it's possible she'll have another one for a place in the MD against (the elder) Rodionova, as occurred in RG.