Well, I thought that was a pretty good effort, for one thing Monica Nicolescu becomes the 1st ever Romanian to take a set against Azarenka. I was really pleased how Monica fought for everything in that match and was able to stick in the rallies against one of the most formidible players in tennis. Monica will be a better player for having played that match.
Monica has played great tennis in NY this year and it is a shame she will come away with only 60 ranking points for her efforts but the form she showed here makes me confident that Monica is going to have a super autumn season. I think a finish to the season in the top 60 is now very realistic.