what the hell!? the only reasons she could have lost is either she's not feeling well or she's just not motivated. Oh well, Watson lost in the first round of the AO Juniors 2 years back as well, so I'm not too worrid about this.
said along time ago she should give up jr's
she's 17 soon and its time to play the ITF circuit and move up ranks.
wasting her time if she's not motivated.
I think Daria said after US Open last year, she's going to play only junior Slams. It can still give her some experience, at least play a final in Rod Laver Arena in front of big crowd, it might only help. Of course she won everything possible in jr's, but hope motivation wasn't the factor. That would be sad in her age.
btw. does anybody know, who was last multiply junior GS winner? Was it Nastya Pavlyuchenkova?
Daria is back playing at 25K Moscow after a disappointing first round lost in some French 10K a few weeks back. Hopefully she will do much better this time round but she has a tough first round against (5) Julia Glushko.