Nives Baric! A great challenge and inspiration to others. From memory another home grown raw talent who likes to strike the ball rather than push it around, though also expends energy in the process. Easy 1R draws for Hoang and Svinos, yummy cheap points, but will probably be packing the bags tomorrow unless inspired by Baric. Good challenge for Bai. Yay for Ryan, a great gal. Some interesting matches 2R bottom Q.
Agreed. Olivia seems to be a bit over it also judging by that first set score toady I'd also favour Sally in that match. Although I really want Olivia to get DE in to Melbourne so hopefully Liv can get through it.
Olivia has 98 points to defend & only 2 Aus $25Ks to do it in. So winning this week & next will do nothing for her ranking. As far as I can see, unless she plays a couple of overseas ITFs or the MD cut-off is lower than normal, she's not getting DE.
Rogowska should play Toyota and Dubai to get DE into Aust OPen....not too far from Aus, with fields they have had in previous years she would be seeded and should get to at least qrts which is all she would need..
Jess but Liv she seems so on edge at the moment, the feeling i got from a few chats with her is that she hates being at this level again but conceeded for the time being it was her best shot at lots of matches and getting the ranking up to avoid needing a wildcard and having to play the wildcard playoff...she was still unsure of her final events for the year and was looking at the higher ranked challengers in asia if they would get her over the line for aussie open....
Sally v Jess could be interesting...wish was there to watch that....Boj v Arina too....hopefully Boj can get over the line there...she needs to pick up some points badly in these two events to try and get her rnaking back up into the low 200s...
Hopefully Azra can finish that off too...another good win for her if she does Nice girl, fairly quiet low fuss, would like to see her just flatten out a bit more at times and go for it....
Good luck to the West Aussies in 2013!:
Casey Dellacqua Jessica Moore Bojana Bobusic Storm Sanders
as well as Jelena Dokic Sam Stosur Sally Peers Ash Barty Olivia Rogowska Monique Adamczak Sacha Jones Rodionova Sisters Tammi Patterson Vicky Rajicic Azra Hadzic Alison Bai