Yuliya starts her 2009 season with the WTA event in Pattaya.
Qualified easily having a bye, a win over a Thai girl 60 62, then the Japanese 8th seed 62 62.
Today Yuliya won her first round match vs Rodionova 62 62 - likely to play Peer R2.
Also won R1 dubs today with Diatchenko of Russia, beating Karantantcheva and Date Krumm 60 76 (3)
A VERY good day for Yuliya - already 30 points in the singles, 70 in the doubles. Plays Klepac and
U.Radwanska in the QF.
Yuliya been playing mainly WTA events this year and results better.
However this week played 10K satellite in Turkey and having won R1
60 61 and a set up in R2 she retired from the match. Any news as to why?
Yuliya seems to be making some v odd decisions as to where she plays,
eg- played 600,000K Stuggart when the Fes tournament would have been a
better bet and no doubt yielded more points.....strange.
"Stomach problem" in Turkey, but in QD for WTA Strasbourg
Reasonable draw - GOOD LUCK YULIYA - a good run to start
towards jumping up high enough in the rankings to play
the US Open qualies in late August;
46 points in the singles which means a 29 place jump in the rankings from 249 to 220,(getting closer
to the cut off for grand slam qualies) AND
130 points from a semi final appearance in the doubles with Sun means a jump from 143
to 118 in the doubles rankings. KEEP jumping back up Yuliya!
Yuliya has won the past two weeks ITF doubles titles, and this week has already made the final....make it a hatrick Yuliya!
Also won today is straight sets to make the QF of the singles in Poland - win that too Yuliya!!
In the 50K Yuliya reached quarters of singles, inclu good win over Julia Schruff of Germany 76 (5) 60, and semis of doubles.
W/c 20 July Yuliya back inside Top 200 of singles at 198 (up 10 places) and 114 doubles.
Well inside the cut off now for the qualifying singles draw at US Open so hope she travels!
Yuliya started 2010 with two ITF tournaments in China, SF in both singles events; plus R/U in 50K doubles - close to Top 100 in doubles and closing in again on Top 200 in singles, although she has points to defend from WTA Pattaya, 2R MD.
Yuliya reached the QF of a 25K tournie in Holland this week, beating Irina Begu of Roumania (6th seed) R2 26 76(4) 75 after being down 14 in the second set and 25 final set. Good fighting Yuliya, approaching 250 rank again, at least the right direction