Last year Jelena started the season by playing qualies of Hobart and then losing to Maria Sharapova in R1 of AO. But this time she has to play qualies of AO, so no tournament before that for her. Since she won just 5 points (by a new ranking system) in last AO, if she could take advantage of being seeded in qualies this year (which she probably will be) she could get on the verge of top100 by February. Until late April she's defending just one real result, 2nd round of former tier III in Vina del Mar.
she lost 6-1 6-3.
anyway, good try
still she has hope, because someone can cancel and she was a 1st seed in quali
Yes she is, but any of the losers can become the lucky one cause there's no more rule of the highest ranked loser to be granted LL spot. It's really the luckiest one i.e. the one drawn out. Too bad she didn't make it, I hoped she'll continue that good run.
BTW, can she play doubles MD if she failed to qualify for singles?