At least Lucic won't have a cheap top 10 win if Vika is still hobbling at Wimby I kind of wish she hadn't entered doubles though now that her knees are going to need the days rest in between her singles matches if she makes it past R1
The 320 points have kind of stopped her falling too far though if she loses early and she has nothing really big to defend after Wimby.
Vika down to no. 17 now. Reaching R4 would have put her at 14 but at least she pretty much doesn't have any points to defend for the rest of the season A really disappointing season for Vika considering last year and the great start she got this year.
I wish she would play more tournaments in the US Open Series. It's a good opportunity to win a fair amount of points. She could win a tournament like Stanford and get some of her mojo back. But instead, she'll wait until a big tournament, get a shit draw, and then lose in an early round and have almost no practice for the US Open.
Ever since Vika started sliding down the rankings and out of the top 10 her draws have seemed kinder than when she was a top 8 seed
She only has about 900 points to defend from now until the end of the season and they're basically made up from about 4 tournaments (Cincy 125, Tokyo 225, USO 160, YEC 370) I'd also like her to play a MM to have a good chance of a title and qualify for Bali if she misses out on the YEC as a top 8 player but i doubt she will