I'd love to see her win this next match, and I do like Ashley! It would be absolutely incredible if Jelena could make the AO qualies! I think she's got great shot with not only her chances here, but her next 2 tournaments as well.
she lost to ashley in 3 sets...great fight from jelena!!
bad news though: it looks like she is out of the event in GA because she isn't in the qualifying draw and she didn't make the semis, which means no SE spot in the md (assuming that she doesn't get an SE spot because her qf match was pushed to the weekend, but i'm not exactly sure how the rules work in that case).
So close! But still, it shows how much better she's getting, taking a top-100 player to 3 sets. Ashley is the highest-ranked player that Jelena has faced since her return in May.
But I'm not sorry if she won't play in Lawrenceville -- she has just played 4 weeks in a row, hasn't she? And since she has to qualify every time, that's about 20 matches she's played. It can't hurt to take a week to recharge her batteries a little bit.
We can still hope that somehow she does get into Lawrenceville, but I agree that a week off would probably be the best for her. There are still several more 50K+ challengers that she can play before the year is over, no need to overdo it at this point.