Well, it took three tournaments, but Sam finally won a match in Asia, as she sets out to defend her maiden title in Osaka.
And Robbie won her three qualie matches to qualify for her fifth WTA main draw of the year. Of course, as we all know, nothing good happens for my stable of players without a dark raincloud forming overhead. Osaka is no different. Not only is Robbie in Sam's quarter but she also drew Kimiko in the first round. So we'll have the oldest woman in the top 200 (40!) vs. the youngest (16!). Ok, fine, Laura's at #201, but cut the kid some slack.
So, go Chicks Who Have Aussie Blood!
Yeah, sometimes you gotta stretch to find a narrative.