Disappointing result, although in the head to head Obzilier now 3-1 up.
Would like Yulia to make the MD of a Grand Slam without having to qualify - a decent draw with a couple of wins will lift her points wise into the Top80 , which will then ensure automatic qualification for Melbourne in January. The cut off rankings wise will be early Dec for Melbourne - usually at 102 - so a good run in Uzbekistan in two weeks will do it!!
Draw wise on the main tour this year she has not been so lucky - No 2 seed R1 in Auckland, No32 seed R1 in Paris, No 2 seed R2 Stockholm, No 12 seed R1 in New York and No 1 seed R2 Kolkata (If she had beaten her nemesis Obzilier).Somewhere in the middle of the draw with No 7 or 8 seed R2 in Uzbekistan please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One good draw and she's home!
Well done for the doubles - they could win it!
PS - I've just seen Yuliana lost R1 singles to Branti of Italy....Damn!
I'm going mad! I know I read somewhere Yulia was playing Tashkent w/c Oct 2, but can't find where. Is she playing? Anyone know her schedule? - she has 80 or so points to defend in October......
In fact her ranking went from 247 to 151 between Oct and Dec last year so crucial period coming up!
GOOD LUCK TO YULIA AND YULIANA in the dubbs today in Kolkata! Second on Ct1.
Lost in Semi's of the dubbs - back in the Top 100 for dubbs 98 this week.
Foretz won the St Raphael tourny, so more luck needed in the draws methinks.
Down to 110 this week from a high of 83 last month. One good tournament could catapult her back - one good draw.......
Yulia has drawn No6 seed Bychkova in R1 of £75K Bratislava......