I would honestly rather Sachie play some ITFs in USA where she might meet potential qualifiers. I'll be going to the USO for the first 2 days (missing qualies unfortunately ), hopefully Sachie will still be around by the time I get there.
Sachie lost to Anna Piven 4&3. Not a great result, Piven is a huge fighter but doesn't really have any weapons. Hopefully she can get into form soon, it would be a huge disappointment if she can't play well at all the upcoming Japanese ITFs & WTA events.
Sachie is really talented, and I'm sure if she can find her best tennis she'll be tough in New York and every tournament she plays.