Obviously this result sucks but it's kind of relief as well for me. Hampton has so much potential and it's reassuring to see that she can deal with tricky players like the Queen. I want both girls in the top 20
(6)Wickmayer v Savinykh Niculescu v Date-Krumm
Babos v (wc)Ana Sofia Sanchez
Sirotkina v (4/wc)Ivanovic
Could have been better, but could have been much worse. At least one of Chris' faves will prevail.
Hate this draw more than I can say. I really think both are playing well enough that with reasonable draw they could both have had good results here. As it is one of them will get bumped in the 1st round. Totally sucks. This will probably be the one time this year that I will be rooting against Monica. Monica has another 7 or 8 years in the game but Kimiko.... So I always have to root for Kimiko whenever she draws another of my faves. But this is just awful.
The one positive, the winner really should beat Wickmayer who has been struggling all year.
Wickmayer is more than vulnerable these days and pretty much loses every match against a defensively skilled opponent. Monica has definitely a shot in this meeting. The courts suit her game style perfectly.
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
I too have big expectations from Monica and I agree Wickmayer is not in the best shape lately, but that girl is a fighter. It will be a hard match imo, but I hope Monica will play at least quaterfinals here.