I'd be happy with "just" AO MD too - 132 points away. Qualifying in NYC would give her half of that and the rest can come from a few challengers without too much trouble. She is currently at 14 for the week, semis is worth 10 more.
I agree, but it is still frustrating to see her again in bad form, we know that she has amazing talent and that she should win these 25K's without problems. Defeat against Liv hurts more when we look further into draw, her opponent in semis is player barely ranked in top 500
If Ajla can bring her "A game" to US open, she can make it into top 100 already
And bringing your A game to the most important events is a trait of great players. Let's see if she can make that happen - would be great, and in my book make up for all the shitty matches played on the ITF circuit.