Someday, Brie will win 3 Grand Slams and supplant Rod Laver's name on
this arena. Until then, we trudge along.Q1 vs. Laura GOLARSA (ITA)
A moonballer with stroke consistency far better than us. Ugh. Going
with a 20 experience point boost here.6-3 6-3. Win.
Q2 vs. (10) Olivia CROUCHENT (FRA)
Olivia is a promising 13 year old Frenchie that gets lots of WCs.
She's weak, but is a varied player with strong mental skills.6-3 6-3. Win.
Q3 vs. Raissa GOUREVICH (RUS)
Hmm. Raissa is a very lowly ranked (324) Russian with poor skills.
This should be simple after the last 2 matches.6-2 6-2. Win.
We're in the main draw, and 31 points for qualifying. A solid boost
already... but a main draw win in a slam is worth 60 points since the
rankings are so flawed.
Our opponent is Karen KSCHWENDT (AUT)
. Brie shamefully lost to
her last week in Hobart, but this is a player we should DESTROY. A
great draw. Another 20 experience points. No f***ing around, Brie!!!1R vs. Karen KSCHWENDT (AUT)
6-2 6-1. Win.
Take that, bitchcakes. Brie gets her revenge! This should get us into
the top 100. But, we're not stopping now.2R vs. Yone KAMIO (JPN)
Yone is a varied player with poor strokes, but good volleys. She upset
some seed in the 1st round. Brie must take advantage.6-4 7-6(3). Win.
Next... we play the 6th seed, and fellow Coach Leelee client, Maria
Jose FERNANDEZ (USA)
: Mary Joe. In Russia, KGB say lose match? Lose match.MARY JOE
: Nikolay, this isn't Russia. I'm an American. Home of my heroes, Venus Williams and Serena Williams. And I'm not going to listen to some bald jerk that was ranked ahead of American hero Andy Roddick by CHEA...KOLYA: No cheat. Lose match, big money. Like Press Luck. No whammy.3R vs. (6) Maria Jose FERNANDEZ (USA)
Mary Joe appears to have completely abandoned her usual volleying game, and is pushing like a Spanish clay courter like her name suggests. Of course, an American would never tank a match, so we cannot suggest that.6-7(4) 6-1 6-4. Win.
4R vs. (11) Katerina MALEEVA (BUL)
The middle Maleeva is very similar to Mary Joe. Volleys in the 90s, with a solid, but unpowerful backcourt game. Unfortunately, Brie won't have help this time... but, we're going with a 11% experience boost. 6-7(2) 6-7(3). Lost.
Brie's Australian Open is finally over. Her 4th round performance, along with qualifying, earns her 171 valuable ranking points. That raises her from 183 to 66 in the rankings! Brie is very close to being able to play all big girl events with the rest of the Leelee team... but, not quite yet.
Thus, Brie will be playing a few European 100k's before Indian Wells and Miami.