Darija/Marosi are playing in Beijing. They drew a WC pair in R1. Unfortunately it wasn't one of the local WCs but rather Jankovic/Petkovic. Still, Petkovic is in bad form and Jankovic is far from her best, so it's a decent draw given the level of tournament.
Good luck to Darija/Marosi. One win is worth 140 points!
They next play the unseeded team of Lykina/Puchkova, who advanced past Daniilidou/Tanasugarn with a walkover. (This is good news, as D/T have a combined ranking of 156 while L/P's combined ranking is only 455.) Good luck!
By the way, it's great to see Darija seeded in doubles at WTA events. It makes it much easier to win matches and as such is an excellent reward for her hard work and solid performance this past year.
Last edited by networthy : Oct 9th, 2012 at 07:45 PM.
Unfortunately, this won't have virtually any effect on Darija's ranking, not because she's defending (she's not, this week), but because when we take mandatories into consideration, she needs about 120 points to make any move if my calculations are right - and this SF brings 130. That's the downside of being a top 50
P. S. Anyone else noticed Darija's wonderful new photo on her WTA profile?! Do check it out!