Well I thought Melanie South's chance of making US Open Qualifying was slim and then she beat Schiavone.
Ha! I still don't know how Mel actually pulled that one off. It's such a pity that she is going through a bad patch at this moment. She hasn't won a main draw match since her 25K title in China.
But she really could have done with a final or a title here. Now it's very unlikely. Now the main goal will probably be Top 300 (which was around where I thought she'd might get at the start of the year).
I doubt that she will do it, but top 300 is not bad either when you consider where she was at the beginning of the year. I think that she will be attempting to play Wimbledon by right next year, which will be another difficult ask.