4th, beat both Kuzmova and Pera in Wuhan last year, and then of course Puig earlier this year. This is her first real significant win since Puig in Miami, although she did take a W60 title in between. Ysa was also a decent win (she was 109), especially as she was a set and 1-3 down, so did well to come back.Xinyu is currently struggling in 25ks in Thailand, so maybe her time hasn't come yet
Important win for Xiyu! Only her 3rd career win against a top 100 player, I think.
Gauff is 3 years younger and has made the second week of a GS.......Xiyu is actually one of my favorites, along with Shillin Xu and Xinyu BUT Xiyu has 3 MD wins ever (?), has yet to qualify or even play in a GS MD and has no no top 5/10/20 win.....and again, she's already 18. So basically she's done nothing noteworthy on tour to even garner some of the attention.
R64: vs. Kuznetsova. I would say that Wang Xiyu (182 cm/70 kg, being a fresh junior USO champion) has more than just a good chance against the 34 year old Kuznetsova.Hoping for a good draw, like Fernandez for example, so she can scalp Slowanne as well h: