Interesting fact about Julia's prize money this year. Over 80% has come from her three appearances at grand slam events.
If she falls out of the the top 100 after the US Open, her chances of direct entry into grand slams will disappear and she will be forced to scramble to try to qualify for those same events. Her goal of reaching top 50 this year is now apparently dead and I'm afraid she is actually reaching a critical juncture about how to proceed with the rest of her career.
Continuing on the theme of prize money for Julia. She is having her best year financially in 2014(over $236,000 in earnings)while having a miserable year in the rankings. Getting into all 4 Grand Slams has helped the bottom line, but unfortunately, the party is now over and she is going to have to raise her game or fall off the main WTA tennis radar. Given her raw tennis talent, you would have thought that some coach could have helped her with her consistency level to elevate her game to being a regular in the top 100.
Yeah, I've watched her play and think she's got excellent groundstrokes and a good serve...I don't see why she can't rise up to the top 50 at least...is it the mental side of her game that is holding her back?