hsieh was pretty weak on clay when i saw her play croatia in fed cup last summer. she just seemed very uncomfortable on the surface.
this is also her first clay event. so hopefully jelena can take advantage
good luck jele!! hope she isn't too nervous
get that first gs win tomorrow
i think this weekend is the 52 week anniversary of jele's first win of her comeback...ironically, she will get more points if she loses in the first round at rg than she did for winning 4 or 5 matches that week
Even though Jelena hasn't had good results lately, she did reach a new career-high ranking this week: 191!
There are lots of ranking points at stake in RG qualies so I'll be completely satisfied if Jelena wins just her first-round match. That would give her 15 points, which would push her ranking to around 180.