Sacha seems like the only player besides dellacqua who might actually do something with a main draw wildcard. Also, the NZ tennis association must be so pissed that sacha is getting her fort ever decent results after she makes the move to Australia!
I've always thought she was a level above our girls of a similar age (Moore, Rogowska, Peers etc), but injuries always set her back. Good to see her showing the tennis world what she's capable of this week.
Bad luck on the loss...but I'm glad TA didn't bow to her like some people here seemed to want them to. It would have looked terrible for TA to give her a main draw wildcard - even if she won the tournament. We aren't about buying or bribing players to play for us no matter how well they do and how much they might deserve it. 2012 is the year for Sacha to prove herself as an Aussie, and so far she has made a decent start. 2013 is the year she should be rewarded.