Frustrating for Yulia - lost 11-9 final set to G.Dulko. The amount of ranking points lost...... She just needs some luck to get her into the Top 100 and once she makes the MD's I think she can do some damage..
Although maybe she is not good when matches get VERY close. Yulia has just lost 7-6 final set (8-6) in the tie break to Cohen Aloro in the £50K tournament in Marseille........
She is so talented though - maybe inconsistent?
GOOD LUCK in Roehampton next week Yulia - make the MD!!
(I saw her last year R1 lose to Sunitha Rao of the USA after having match points....) BETTER LUCK THIS TIME..........PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!
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I saw Yulia at RG this year, I could've watched her match vs Strycova but I was watching a practice session or hanging around bored waiting for the god damn Federer exhibition on Court PC to finish so I could meet my friend watching it. Yulia walked past me though. Anyway, I am really starting to support Yulia now
I saw Yulia's match vs Viratprasert on a very blowy, but sunny Roehampton day.
Yulia won in straight sets - played well in the conditions and was always too strong for her opponent.
We applauded her as she left the court, and were rewarded with a big smile and a thank you. She seemed delighted - good to see her happy after the disappointment of last year in the qualies when she lost to Rao after having a match point!
I think Tanasugarn will be tricky in R3..............................
Congrats to Yulia in cracking the Top 100 - she easily has the potential to make Top 50 - needs more consistency, but winning in July the £50K tournament in Luxembourg and a main draw win in straight sets of Muller of Germany in Stockholm should give her bags of confidence. She is knocking on the door.......
Re the US Open - she is no 3 seed in the qualies - has a match today against Chan of Taiwan who is ranked around 160 mark. Possibly a 16 yr old American R2, and her seeded opponent is no 32 seed Anto. Serra Zanetti who is in a real downward spiral...... so here's hoping Yulia can capitalise on the recent success and keep climbing those rankings.
GOOD LUCK today - she is first on at 11am NYC time.