Originally Posted by Archer16
Julia beats 18 y.o. Sachia Vickery 7-5 6-3, saving two set points (one at 3-5, one at 4-5), gets to the 3rd round of the US Open and will play either Hantuchova or surprise girl Duval.
With this win, she makes what many of us probably thought will never happen and cracks the top 100
(So my prediction - like any other I ever made regarding the rankings - came true after all...
I did backtrack a bit just before she took off last summer...
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Also only the 3rd Israeli, after Anna and Shahar, to get to R3 of a major.
Now you are making me look bad. I was quoted around the time you backtracked as thinking that she would never make the top 200! I am very glad I was wrong. While her physical skills were never in question, she seems to have to come a long way in the mental department, which for many players is just as important.