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Old Oct 23rd, 2010, 12:35 AM   #196
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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 4th - Alison Riske

Player of the Week for October 11 Goes to...




Lilia Osterloh.

Lilia gets POTW for winning her 3rd WTA title, all of which were doubles, it the 2010 HP Open in Osaka. Lilia teamed up Kai-Chen Chang to be the 3rd seeds in the Doubles Draw. Things started off rough for Lilia and Kai-Chen as they struggled to get by their first few matches, barely scraping by Ferguson/Lykina 6-4 5-7 [10-4] in the first round. The QFs would be more of the same inexperience shown as a team, but got the win over Basuki/Luzhanska 6-3 3-6 [10-6]. But things picked up for them as they then shot hot form as they cruised past the top seeds Brianti/Rybarikova 6-4 6-3 to put them into the finals. In the Final, they took on Aoyama/Fujiwara, and Lilia/Kai-Chen completely tore them apart 6-0 6-3 to pick up the title. This was Lilia's 3rd WTA title, 3rd doubles title, with her first being at 2000 Shanghai and her 2nd being in 2008 Auckland. Amazing week for Lilia to bring home another trophy to add to her trophy case. Coincidentally in the singles event, Lilia lost to her doubles partner Chang 7-5 6-4.

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Alison Riske. Alison for continuing her great form and taking her win streak to 10 by winning Joue-Les-Tours. In the first round, Alison showed off the form that won her Barnstaple, as she eased past Sina Haas 6-3 6-1. Alison then took out Soler-Espinosa 6-4 6-4 to make the QFs. Alison got a bit lucky as she got a short match as Foretz Gacon had to retire at 6-0. Alison would have to play Malek for a berth in the Final. Alison won her 11th straight set by winning 6-4 6-3 over Malek. The Final would be Alison against Vesna Manasieva, who beat Dokic in the SFs. Vesna would take the first set, before Alison showed off her amazing fighting spirit to reel off the next 2 sets for a 5-7 6-4 6-1 win. Alison won her 3rd ITF title, 2nd of the season and 2nd straight to improve her win streak to a solid 10.



Jill Craybas. Jill for making the QFs of Osaka, continuing her good form after making SFs of Ningbo and Final of Tokyo. In the first round, Jill took out Grandin 6-4 6-2. Jill then followed that up with a quick and easy 6-1 6-1 win over Savchuk. In the QFs, Jill would lose to 2nd seed Marion Bartoli easily 6-1 6-2. Marion was on a hot streak this week making the SFs with only losing 10 games. Still a solid week for Jill as she made her 3rd WTA level QF. Hopefully Jill can continue her great end of the year form to make the Australian Open Main Draw directly.



Coco Vandeweghe. Coco gets a shout out this week for another good showing in her Asian swing. Coco in the first round of Osaka made a huge upset of 5th seed Alla Kudryavtseva, recent winner of Tashkent and Guangzhou Finalist. Coco crushed Alla 6-1 6-2 to book her spot into the 2nd round to play Tamarine Tanasugarn. Tammy would get the early break and hold onto it to 5-3. But then Coco kicked it into overgear and rolled off the next 4 games to take the first set 7-5. Coco would then take a 3-1 lead in the second before Tammy the fighter showed up and led 5-3 again. But Coco then showed her fighting spirit taking it right back to 5-5. But Tammy would take it 7-5. In the third, Tammy led 3-1 and eventually won it 6-4. It was a tough loss for Coco as she was in the match the entire time, giving it her all and fighting no matter what the score was and how far she was done. Tammy would go on to fight her way to win the tournament though, which is a small consolation prize for Coco, who now goes back to the USA ITF tour to fight for her bid to make the Australian Open Main Draw directly.



The Troy Girls. Let's start off with Ahsha Rolle who made the QFs. Ahsha overcame a bagel in the second set to upset 5th seed Madison Brengle 6-3 0-6 7-5 in the first round and then followed it up with a 6-3 6-4 win over Lauren Albanese. Ahsha would lose in the QFs though to Alexis King. Lindsay Lee-Waters for her QF run. Lindsay as the 6th seed beat a young American and then a veteran both 6-4 6-4, Boserup in the first round and Spears in the second round. She would lose however to the very much in form Rebecca Marino 6-2 6-4. Irina Falconi, for her run to the SFs. In the first round, Irina beat Julie Ditty 6-3 6-4. Irina then took out Bogota Champion Mariana Duque Marino 6-2 3-6 6-4. In the QFs, Irina beat Fichman 6-3 6-1. In the SFs, Irina came up against the tough in form player Rebecca Marino. Irina would give a big run for her money, but come up short and out of gas in the end, losing 7-6(6) 6-7(3) 6-2. Alexis King, formerly Gordon, for her amazing run from Qualies to the SFs. In Qualies, Alexis won her first round 6-0 6-0 over Alaby and then took out Lena Litvak 5-7 6-3 6-3. In the final round, Alexis and Mueller would play a marathon thriller that would end in heartbreak for Mueller as Alexis pulled it out 5-7 6-3 7-6(8). Alexis then beat Shulaeva 6-3 7-5 in the 1st round of the Main Draw. Alexis then followed it up with the biggest upset of the tournament taking down top seed Mirjana Lucic 7-6(2) 2-6 6-1. Alexis then made the SFs by taking out Rolle 6-3 6-4. Alexis' amazing run would end there though as she would then lose Weinhold. Which then brings us to the story of the tournament, Ashley Weinhold, who was a wild card. In the first round, Ashley beat Harkins 6-2 6-2. Ashley would then take the ever so sexy Alexandra Stevenson, feeding her a bagel and breadstick, 6-1 6-0. In the QFs, Ashley kept shocking us as she then beat Siegemund 6-1 7-5. Ashley would lose her first set of the tournament 7-6(5) to King, but then eased through the next 2 sets, 6-0 6-1. Her amazing run would be ended by Marino, who crushed her 6-1 6-2. Still another great event for our American girls.



Christina McHale. Christina came through qualies to make the Main Draw of Osaka. Christina beat Omae 6-0 6-4 and then Nakano 6-1 6-0 to play Zhang for a spot in the Main Draw. Christina eased past her as well 6-3 6-4. In the Main Draw, Christina got unlucky and drew Iveta Benesova. Christina would go down, but not without a fight and gave it her best, but Iveta's experience prevailed 6-4 6-3. Christina still picked up some valuable points and inches her way closer to the top 100.

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 11th - Lilia Osterloh

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 11th - Lilia Osterloh

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 11th - Lilia Osterloh

Yesterday was a hot mess of a day, long story, so this will be done I SWEAR on either Sunday or Tuesday. My last final is Monday, so definitely Tuesday at the latest
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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 11th - Lilia Osterloh

Player of the Week for October 18 Goes to...




Alison Riske.

Alison snatches up another POTW nod for winning her third straight ITF putting her on a 15-match win streak. In the first round of Saint Raphael, Alison eased her way through with a 6-3 6-2 win over Laurendon. In the second round, she crushed Beck 6-1 6-3. In the QFs, it would be a rematch of last week's final and it came to be the same result with Alison winning 4-6 7-6(7) 6-0 saving numerous match points in the second set. In the SFs, Alison once again beat Malek, but this time it would be a tight three setter, going to Alison 6-4 3-6 6-3. In the Final, Alison would win her 3rd straight ITF beating Urszula Radwanska 6-4 6-2. Alison exhibited all the reasons why she is so well liked, with her fighting spirit, never say die attitude, and always gracious to her opponent. Alison fought hard all week and picked up another European Indoor ITF title.

Honorable Mentions


Irina Falconi. Irina for her solid form this season and making the finals of 25K Rock Hill. In the first round, Irina dominated Fink 6-1 6-2. Irina would then take out Sexy Stevenson 6-4 4-2 ret. Irina would continue her top form by beating surprise Quarterfinalist Whoriskey easily 6-1 6-0. In the SF, Irina then took down Lauren Albanese 6-4 7-5. Irina came into the final somewhat as the favorite, but Camilla Giorgi would just run over Irina 6-3 6-4. Irina showed her great potential this week as she continued to be a very consistent player as she climbs the ranks.



Jill Craybas. Jill for continuing her solid form to make a top 100 comeback. In the Qualies of Luxembourg, Jill beat Vrljic 7-6(4) 7-5 and then crushed Jurak 6-0 6-1. She would fall in the final round of qualifying to Woerle 7-5 4-6 7-5. Jill would get the Lucky Loser spot in the Main Draw, but not so lucky in her placement. She drew Daniela Hantuchova and would put up a competitive first set, losing it 7-5, but an injury would hinder her in the second as she would go down 6-1. In the Doubles, Jill teamed up with Arvidsson and would lose to Borwell/Keothavong 6-7(5) 6-2 [13-11]. All of Jill's work for many weeks in a row payed off for her to be in the Main Draw of the Australian Open.



Raquel Kops-Jones. Raquel teamed up with Sania Mirza for the Luxembourg Doubles draw. They would ease past Kremer/Minella 6-3 6-2. In the Quarters, they went up against top seeds, Benesova and Zahlavova Strycova. The first set would be tight, but Benesova/Strycova got the decisive break to win it 6-4. Raquel and Sania were untouchable in the second as they eased to the win 6-0. In the third, the Match Tiebreak would be deicded by just a few points and it would sway Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova'sway 10-7. Another solid week though for Raquel in the doubles events.



Lauren Albanese. Lauren showed her refound form late in the season as she made the SFs of 25K Rock Hill. In the first round she eased past Livadaru 6-0 6-2. In the second round, Lauren beat Marand 6-3 6-1. In the QFs, Lauren came up against her first real test, 4th seed Fichman and Lauren rose to the challenge winning it 6-3 6-2. Lauren's run would end here though as in the SFs she would fall short to Irina Falconi 6-4 7-5. Despite the loss, Lauren showed that she still has good tennis in her.



The Rock Hills Girls. First we will start with Alexandra Stevenson who made the second round after beating Luzhanska 6-3 6-3, but she would follow that up with a 6-4 4-2 retirement loss to Falconi. Alexa Glatch would also make the second round after beating Elena Kulikova 6-2 6-3, which brings us to Grace Min. Grace Min had a surprising week starting with her upset of Brengle 6-4 6-3. Grace would then brush aside Glatch 6-1 6-0. In the QFs, Grace would lose to a tight match to Pandzic 6-4 3-6 6-2. Caitlin Whoriskey was the huge surprise of the week though as she came from Qualifying to make the Main Draw where she beat Alves 6-3 6-2 in the first round. Then made the biggest upset as she beat top seed and WTA Bogota Champion earlier this season Mariana Duque Marino 6-4 6-3. Falconi would end Caitlin's run 6-1 6-0 though in the QFs, but Caitlin would also make the Finals of the Doubles event, though losing with Marand. And finally, Krista Hardebeck, who also came from the Qualies to make the QFs. In the first round, she beat 2nd seed Julia Cohen 6-1 4-6 6-2 and then took out Solovieva 6-1 6-3. In the Quarters, she would lose to eventual Champion Giorgi 7-5 7-6(1). A great week for the American girls in Rock Hill.
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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 11th - Lilia Osterloh

Player of the Week for October 25 Goes to...




Lauren Davis.

Lauren Davis picks up her first POTW nod for winning the 25K in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Lauren had to go through Qualifying just to make the Main Draw. She got a first round bye in Qualies and would qualify after beating Sanesi 6-3 6-1. In the Main Draw, Lauren drew fellow Qualifier Krivencheva and eased to a 6-1 6-3 win. Lauren would then have to play top seed Ajla Tomljanovic. Lauren would go down 6-3 before turning it around completely as she cruised through the next 2 sets 6-1 6-0. In the QFs, Lauren beat Sloane Stephens again, having beaten her at the Girls 18s Nationals earlier in the summer. Lauren would beat her this time in a much tighter match, 6-3 4-6 6-4. In the SFs, Lauren would take down Irigoyen 6-2 6-3. This set up a clash between Lauren and Madison Keys, where Lauren would edge her out 7-6(5) 6-4. This would be Lauren's biggest ITF title. A great week for Lauren to make her this week's POTW.

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Madison Keys. Madison Keys for making the Finals of the 25K Bayamon. In the first round, Madison started off slow, but picked up her form as she beat Jones 2-6 6-2 6-2. Madison would then play 3rd seed Molinero and would ease past her 6-2 6-1. Madison followed this up with a 6-4 7-6(4) victory over Lauren Albanese. Madison would get some luck in the SFs, as she would win the first set 7-5 before Konta would retire. Madison would fall short though of getting the title as she would go down to Lauren Davis 7-6(5) 6-4. A great week for Madison on the ITF tour.



Sloane Stephens. Sloane Stephens came into the 25K Bayamon event as the 5th seed and in the first round she crushed Abluquerque 6-2 6-1. Sloane then took down Harkins 7-5 6-2 to make the QFs and set up a rematch of the Girls 18s Nationals SFs with Lauren Davis. Lauren would beat Sloane once again 6-4 3-6 6-3. A good week for Sloane, but came up short against Davis once again.



Lauren Albanese. Lauren came into the 25K Bayamon event as the 6th seed and started off her week well with a 6-3 6-4 first round win over Hermenegildo. Lauren would then oust Lena Litvak 6-1 2-6 6-1 to make the QFs, where she lost to Madison Keys 6-4 7-6(4). Lauren continues to find her form slowly.



Jill Craybas. Jill for another solid week, this time at the 100k in Poitiers. In the first round, Jill beat Sandra Zahlavova 6-2 5-7 6-4 in a very tight affair, but Jill's experience and confidence the past few weeks helped her prevail. In the second round, Regina Kulikova would take her down though 6-4 6-4. Another good week for Jill as she stays in the top 100 and continues to solidify her spot in the Australian Open Main Draw.



Lisa Raymond and Vania King. Lisa and Vania for their great years in doubles for being able to make the Year-Ending Championships. Raymond partnered with Stubbs lost in the SFs to Peschke/Srebotnik 7-6(6) 6-3, after fighting back from 5-1 down in the first just to lose it in a tight tiebreak. Vania teamed with Shvedova lost 6-4 6-4 to Pennetta/Shvedova. Despite both Lisa and Vania losing in the SFs, they both had fantastic years in doubles to be a part of 2 of the 4 teams in the event. Vania ended the year #3 and Lisa #9 in the doubles ranks.


Gail Brodsky. Gail for making the 2nd round of 25K Lagos. In the first round, Gail beat Qualifier N'Tcha 6-2 6-2. In the second round though she would fall to 4th seed Melanie Klaffner 6-4 6-4. A good effort from Gail this week.

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 11th - Lilia Osterloh

Player of the Week for November 1 Goes to...




Varvara Lepchenko.

Varvara for picking up another ITF title, this time in the 50K Grapevine. Lepchenko eased through her first 2 rounds, with wins over Falcon 6-3 6-1 and then Washington 6-4 6-1. In the QFs, Varvara took out the feisty Tatishvili 6-4 7-6(5) to make the SFs. In the SFs, Varvara got a lucky day as Sexy Lexy retired at 6-2 1-0, giving Lepchenko an easy day before the final. In the Final, Varvara would play Grapevine's 50K winner earlier in the season Jamie Hampton. Varvara would be far too consistent for the rusty Jamie, as Varvara picked up the 7-6(1) 6-4 win. Varvara showed her great talent and consistency to pick up her 8th ITF title.

Honorable Mentions


Sloane Stephens and Lauren Albanese. Sloane and Lauren for their good runs in the 50K Toronto. For Lauren, in the first round Lauren beat Alves 6-3 7-5. In the second round, Lauren ended Alison Riske's 16 match win streak with a 7-6(6) 6-4 upset. This would be a huge win for Lauren as she beat a very confident and in form player like Alison. Lauren would however lose in the QFs to eventual Champion Heather Watson 7-5 4-6 6-3. Lauren had an amazing week as she beat a very inform player and gave the eventual champion her toughest match of the tournament. Sloane Stephens would make the SFs in Toronto. Kisilaeva was Sloane's first victim as she would fall to Sloane 6-2 6-2. Sloane would then upset 8th seed Heidi El Tabakh 2-6 6-0 6-3. Sloane followed it up with a win over Pandzic 6-2 6-4. In the SFs, Sloane took on Heather Watson. Sloane would ease through the first set 6-1 before being bagelled in the second. The third was tight, but Sloane would go down 6-4 to Heather. A great week in Toronto for Sloane and Lauren.



Jamie Hampton. Jamie for her run to the finals of Grapevine. Jamie is coming back from a little break and had to shake off her rust this week. In the first round, Jamie nearly escaped defeat to Gabueva, as she would win 1-6 6-3 7-5. Jamie would pick up her form against Abigail Spears as she would take her out 6-1 7-5. In the QFs, Jamie once again survived defeat, this time to Ahsha Rolle 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4. In the SFs, Jamie would continue to struggle as she would get bagelled by Brengle, but end with the win, 6-2 0-6 6-2. In the Final, Jamie would be too inconsistent for Lepchenko and come up short with a 7-6(1) 6-4 loss. A great comeback week for Jamie as she started to rebuild on her form.



Alexandra Stevenson. Sexy Lexy for her shocking run to the SFs in Grapevine. In the first round, Sexy Lexy upset 8th seed Molinero 7-5 7-6(5) and she would then follow that up with another upset this time of Ashley Weinhold. Ashley has been in great form recently, even crushing Sexy Lexy 6-0 6-1 earlier this summer, but Sexy Lexy would rally for the win this time. Sexy Lexy would get the upset win after fighting back to win 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 6-3. Sexy Lexy would then take out Kulikova 6-3 6-1 to make her first SF of the season. But she didn't have enough in the tank as she retired at 6-2 1-0 to Lepchenko.



Madison Brengle. Madison for her run to the SFs in Grapevine. In the first round, Madison brushed doubles specialist Riza Zalameda aside 6-1 6-0. In the second round, Madison beat fallen star Olga Puchkova 6-3 6-0. In the QFs, Madison upset Tomljanovic 6-4 7-5 to make the SFs. In the SFs, Madison didn't have enough to beat Jamie Hampton, who picked up the win 6-2 0-6 6-2. Madison showed some solid form this week usetting Ajla and then bagelling Jamie.



The Fed Cup Girls. Our American Fed Cup Girls made yet another Final this year, but once again came up short. It was a great effort from the girls and MJF to make another final in Fed Cup without the Williams Sisters, taking down countries like France and Russia this year. In the first day of action, Italy raced to a 2-0 lead after Schiavone beat Vandeweghe 6-2 6-4 and Pennetta beat Mattek-Sands 7-6(4) 6-2 with Bethanie fighting cramps. In the 2nd day, Melanie kept the US alive when she beat Schiavone 6-3 6-1. But USA would fall to Italy after Pennetta took down Vandeweghe 6-1 6-2. It would be Italy's 2nd straight Fed Cup title and 3rd overall. USA came up short again this year to Italy, but they did reach a career high rank of #2 in the ranks again after making the Final.



Ahsha Rolle. Ahsha Rolle for her surprising event in Grapevine. In the first round, Ahsha beat Luzhanska 6-4 6-3. In the second round, she would meet Mirjana Lucic. Ahsha created a huge upset when she beat Mirjana 1-6 6-3 6-2 to make the QFs. In the QFs, Ahsha went down to Jamie Hampton 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4. Ahsha was within reach from the SFs, but let it slip. Still it was a great week from Ahsha.

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for October 11th - Lilia Osterloh

Player of the Week for November 8 Goes to...




Varvara Lepchenko.

Varvara for picking up another ITF title, this time in the 75K Phoenix. Varvara came into this event as the second seed. In the first round, Varvara beat Pandzic 6-2 6-4. Varvara then eased past Alison, who has been in great form recently, 6-3 6-4. Varvara in the QFs would play Irigoyen and crushed her 6-2 6-0. Varvara would lose her first, and only, set of the tournament to Irina Falconi in the SFs, but picked up her level after that to win 4-6 6-1 6-2. In the Final, Vavrara was the huge underdog going in against Melanie Oudin. Varvara shocked everyone as she picked up the 6-3 7-6(5) upset. This was Varvara's 9th ITF title, doing so only losing one set all tournament.

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Melanie Oudin. Melanie Oudin would play her first ITF in over a year in Phoenix. As the top seed, she drew Lauren Albanese in the first round. Lauren has been in good form lately, but Melanie eased past her 6-1 6-3. In the second round, Melanie beat Ashley Weinhold, who has been in great form recently. The first set would go to Melanie 6-2, but Ashley fired right back to win the second 6-3. In the third, Ashley led a break early, but Melanie stormed back to take it 6-3. In the QFs, Melanie beat good friend Jamie Hampton 6-1 6-3. In the SFs, Melanie struggled past Tatishvili, but her fighting spirit got her through to the win after losing the first set, to take it 4-6 6-2 6-4. Melanie would come up short in the final though losing to Lepchenko 6-3 7-6(5). A good solid week from Melanie since she has only played one match coming into this event since losing to Kanepi in Tokyo.



Irina Falconi. Irina for yet another great week on the ITF tour. Irina had a tough first round, having to face Sloane Stephens. Irina picked up the tight win 6-2 3-6 6-2. In the second round, Irina defeated Molinero easily, 6-0 6-1. In the QFs, Irina beat Christina McHale in a tight match that could have gone either way. The first set went to Irina 6-3 and the second to Christina 6-1. The third was a up and down affair, but in the end it was Irina raising her arms in the air for victory winning it 7-5. In the SFs, Lepchenko got past Irina 4-6 6-1 6-2. Irina showed off another great week after making the SFs here in Phoenix.



Christina McHale. Christina came into this event looking to do well to solidify her spot in the Australian Open Main Draw, but didn't quite do so as she fell short in the QFs. In the first round, Christina beat Puig 6-4 7-6(4). In the second round, Christina got lucky with a 6-3 4-1 ret. win over Brengle. Christina would lose in the QFs to Falconi 6-2 1-6 7-5. With this lose, Christina's spot in the Main Draw in the Australian Open was up in the air.



Jamie Hampton. Jamie Hampton for continuing to show her ability to consistently win on the ITF level. In the first round, Jamie eased past Cako 6-2 6-2. In the second round, Jamie then avenged her loss to Scheepers earlier in the summer, beating her here in Phoenix 7-5 7-6(2) to set up a QF clash with good friend Melanie Oudin. Melanie would cruise past Jamie though 6-1 6-3. Another solid week for Jamie, worthy for a honorable mention.



Coco Vandeweghe. Despite losing in the first round of singles to Julia Cohen 6-2 6-2, Coco would pick up the doubles title with Luzhanska. They escaped defeat in the first round to Alves/Watson, with a 2-6 6-1 [10-8] win. They picked up their form to beat 4th seeds Rolle/Washington 6-2 6-4. They then took out Nagle/Weinhold 6-0 6-3. In the Finals, they beat Boserup/Stephens 7-5 6-4 to take the Doubles title.
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Julia Cohen.

Julia gets POTW for making the Finals of the 25K in Niteroi. In the first round as the 2nd seed, Julia beat Pons 6-3 6-3. In the second round, Julia beat Ferrer-Suarez 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3, in a very close match. Julia then struggled in the QFs to beat Ormaechea 6-4 4-6 7-6(3). Julia followed it up with a 6-4 6-3 win over Lim in the SFs. Julia would fall short in the final losing to Cadantu 6-1 1-6 6-1. A great week for Julia to make a final and get some needed points.

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Chichi Scholl. Chichi would have to play Qualifying and in the first round beat De Castro 6-1 6-1 and then beat Rossi 6-4 6-3 to qaulify. In the Main Draw, Chichi drew Faria 6-3 6-0. She then created the biggest upset of the tournament when she beat Bratchikova 6-2 6-3. Her great run would end though as she lost in the QFs to Alvarez-Teran 6-2 6-3. A good week for Chichi to gain some much needed points.



Lena Litvak. Lena Litvak for making the second round in 25K Niteroi. In the first round, Lena took out Szatmari 6-4 2-6 6-4. In the second round, Lena would lose to Ormaechea 6-4 6-1.
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Amanda Fink.

Amanda Fink gets her first POTW nod for making the QFs of 25K Traralgon. Amanda started off the event in Qualifying, beating Ozeki 6-1 6-1, Moriarty 6-2 6-0 and then Vriens 6-1 6-1 to qualify. In the Main Draw, Amanda drew a tough opponent, 7th seed Jessica Moore. Amanda would get the upset when she won 7-6(3) 6-3. She followed it up with a 6-3 6-3 win over Rajicic to make the QFs. Amanda would lose though to Glushko 6-2 6-1. A good solid week from Amanda as she rises up the ranks some more.

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Caitlin Whoriskey. Caitlin for qualifying into the Main Draw of Traralgon. In qaulies, Caitlin beat Beck 6-1 6-4, Bobusic 6-4 7-5, and then Brodsky 6-7(2) 7-5 6-1. In the Main Draw, Caitlin would lose to Wlodarczak 6-3 6-4. Another good week for Caitlin to pick up some points.



Gail Brodsky. Gail lost in the final round of qualifying in the 25K Traralgon. Gail crusied past Capannolo 6-0 6-1 and Billett 6-2 6-1. In the final round of qualifying, Gail lost a tight match to Caitlin Whoriskey 6-7(2) 7-5 6-1. It was a good week for Gail as she got some much needed match play.
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Julia Cohen.

Julia Cohen gets POTW once again for making the finals of a 25K red clay event, this time in Rio de Janeiro. In the first round as the second seed, Julia beat Albuquerque 6-2 6-0. In the second round, Julia beat Falcon 7-6(3) 6-2 and then in the QFs, beat Auroux 6-3 6-3. In the SFs, Julia breezed past Perrin 6-0 6-2. But Julia would lose in the final again to Cadantu, this time 6-1 6-3. Another solid week for Julia to get to another final.

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Jennifer Elie. Jennifer for making the QFs of 25K Bendigo. In the first round, Jennifer beat Starr 6-4 6-3. In the second round, Jennifer took down Buzarnescu, who upset Rogowska, 6-2 6-0. Jennifer's good run would come to an end to Sacha Jones 6-1 6-4. A great week for Jennifer, who had been struggling recently.



Megan Falcon. Megan for coming through qualifying to make Main Draw and win a match. Megan beat Bye and Barbosa Bacelar 6-4 6-0 to make the Main Draw. In the Main Draw, she drew Hermenegildo and won 7-5 6-3 to take on Cohen in the second round.n Cohen got the hard fought victory 7-6(3) 6-2. A solid week from Megan to pick up some good wins and points.
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Lauren Davis.

Lauren Davis gets POTW this week for the Juniors week as she won the Orange Bowl. Lauren Davis beat Abanda 6-1 6-0 in the first round followed by a 6-3 6-0 win over Mamalat and then a 6-3 6-0 win over 11th seed Kremen. In the Quarters, Lauren had to play top seed, US Open and Olympic Junior Champ Daria Gavrilova. Lauren absolutely dismantled Daria 6-2 6-0. Lauren then followed it up with a 6-1 6-3 win over 3rd seed Puig. Lauren came into the final only losing 17 games. In the final, Lauren had to play Grace Min. Lauren eased through the first set 6-3. In the second it was close as Lauren had match points to close it out, but Grace showed her fighting spirit to hold her off, taking the tiebreak 7-6(7). But Lauren was too much in the third as she took it 6-1. Lauren won one of the biggest Junior titles outside the slams. And after the match said, "I wasn't going to let my fatigue get in the way of me winning this title. I wanted to win this Orange Bowl title so badly."


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Grace Min. Grace Min would be a surprise finalist in the Orange Bowl. In the early rounds, Grace beat Vekic 6-2 6-2, Ren 6-3 6-1 and De Vroome 7-5 4-6 6-2. In the QFs, Grace took down Gabrielle Andrews 6-2 6-1. Grace then took out 13th seed Kostic 4-0 ret to set up a clash with Lauren Davis. Lauren got the breaks needed to take the first set 6-3 and went down in the second, but she saved match points and took the tiebreak 9-7. But Lauren was too much in the final set for Grace, as Lauren won it 6-1. This was a surprise run for Grace to make such a big Juniors Final.



Gabrielle Andrews. Gabrielle Andrews was another surprise player in the Orange Bowl. In the first round, Gabrielle beat Lebesheva 6-1 6-2. Gabrielle then took out 4th seed Khromacheva, 5-7 6-4 6-4 and then followed it up with another huge upset of 16th seed Madison Keys 7-5 0-6 6-3. Some big wins for Gabrielle against some tough top juniors. In the QFs, Gabrielle's run would be ended by Grace Min, 6-2 6-1. A great week for Gabrielle to show off her talent.
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Lauren Davis.

Lauren Davis gets POTW this week for winning the Wild Card Play-off to get a Main Draw Wild Card into the Australian Open! In the first round, Lauren took out Jamie Hampton. Jamie came in the huge favorite, but it was Lauren who came out the winner. Lauren took the first set 7-5 and led 5-2 in the second before it getting back to 5-5. Lauren didn't cave in mentally, as she held it together to take the second 7-5. In the SFs, Lauren then eased past Krista Hardebeck 6-2 6-1, ending it with a backhand down-the-line winner. In the Final, Lauren once again came in the huge underdog, this time against Coco Vandeweghe. Coco was looking to win this play-off for a second time in a row, but Lauren stopped her right in her tracks. The speedy and consistent Lauren pulled off the upset 6-2 6-2.


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Coco Vandeweghe. Coco for making the Finals of the Wild Card play-off. Coco won the wildcard play-off last year, and was looking to do it again this year to make sure she was in the Main Draw of the Australian Open and not have to rely on withdrawals. In the first round, Coco beat Madison Keys in a tight match. The first set, Madison showed great tennis and played well to take it 6-3. But after leading a break in the second, Coco turned her game on and turned it around to take it 3-6 6-4 6-3. This set up a match with Beatrice Capra in the SFs. Coco cruised to the win 6-1 6-4. Coco then was the huge favorite to win the Wild Card, but lost a shocking match to Davis, hitting too many errors, 6-2 6-2.



Beatrice Capra and Krista Hardebeck. Beatrice Capra in the first round beat Shelby Rogers 6-3 6-2 and then Krista Hardebeck made a huge upset, taking down Falconi 6-4 3-6 6-1. Both would lose rather easily in the SFs. Krista lost easily to Lauren 6-2 6-1 and Beatrice lost to Coco 6-1 6-4, while putting up a great fight in the second. Both girls did a good job to make it within 2 wins of getting a MDWC for the Australian Open.
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