After beating a Spanish qualifier Fernandez-Brugues in straight sets in R1, Jele'll play 3rd seed Maret Ani today in the 2nd round of 75k Rome. Estonian leads h2h 1:0, but their only match is from '03. Hope Jele can manage to win here somehow, cause it would set up a QF match with (probably) Dokic! Good luck today!
P. S. Match starts at 11:00 CET.
Jelena won after Ani retired (64 31). That means 25 ranking points for Jelena, which she needed badly.
Another ITF quarterfinal for Jelena, well done girl!
Beat Savic 7:6, 6:4 in Zlin today, tomorrow she plays Hercog of Slovenia. This girl is 10 years younger and at the career high ranking of 221. Hope Jele can take her out, the points in stake are nice indeed (semis would get her some 15 places up).
With finals of Zlin (btw, CONGRATS!) Jelena made it to #116 in the rankings and is only about 30 or so points away from top100. That means that qualifying for Wimbledon MD would probably get her a top100 spot.
She was never much of a grasscourt player, but it's the qualies and you never know, especially after seeing her form rise in the past few weeks. It'll be interesting to see who she plays in Wimby!