Marko, I believe they froze the entires a few weeks ago when Roby was ranked 106 so she missed by three spots. To my knowledge Kim is the only withdrawal so two more will have to in order for her to gain direct entry. I just hope her foot injury is healing and she won't reinjure in Athens.
Speaking of Athens, Roby and Tathiana have drawn Nicole Pratt and Samantha Stosur in doubles. Not sure how healthy Roby and Tati are but hopefully they can get through their first round match and pick up some steam. Forza!!!
Last edited by GoSandrine : Aug 15th, 2004 at 02:45 AM.
I got to see the match and Roby fought well. She has really improved her serve and is much more steady. A couple rough spots (she lost a 4-2 first set lead and had a rough patch up 4-1 in the second) but she closed well.
Tough draw against Schnyder first round but Roby looks to be playing well. The big question is her foot injury which she seemed to favor in the third set.
I was there. So many missed chances in that first set!
Roby hit some beautiful shots but her serve and shotmaking was amazing and self-destructive at the same time.
The second set was a disaster. Roby played with no hope. She favored her foot after her final qualifying match so I suspect she didn't think she could battle like that again and win against the likes of Patty. Still, very disappointing that she didn't play with any gumption after losing the first.
Roberta and Severine lost in doubles to Kostanic and Schaul 7-5,6-3.
And yes Marko, I have been hanging out with Valerie on the days I've been at the US Open. We have had alot of fun especially at Tax's match the other night. We also watched Roberta against Patty and a slew of other matches. She is very nice and speaks highly of you.