This is the first GS main draw since Wimbledon 2010 where she reached the second round. It's great that Kurumi is consistently winning matches and finding some form she had back in 2010 before her injury. I'm hoping for a kind placing now.
Mighty mouse is now the sole surviging japanese player : not bad for one ranked outside top 100! Shes a quieter version of Putivtseva, moving very quickly around the court, and outmanourverjung bigger fancied opponents.
taking out worldNumber 19 is quite a coup
she can say to her opponents as they exit the stage: Sayo-Nara!