Player: Adrian Menendez-Maceiras
Current Ranking: 233
Today's Result: lost to Jeremy Chardy (France) in four sets
Menendez-Maceiras went through qualifying to reach his first Australian Open main draw. For his career, he has 1 Challenger title and 9 Futures titles. The Challenger tournaments are one level below the top flight, the Futures two levels below.
Catching Up with Old Friends
Edina Gallovits-Hall (Curtain Call, US Open Day 3) - Gallovits-Hall was double-bageled by Serena Williams (3rd seed, USA) today, probably not so great for the ego. However, since she didn't play the main draw last year, her ranking will still improve slightly. She is currently the sixth-ranked Romanian woman in the world.
Golden Squid Report
Rebecca Marino (Golden Squid
since 6/24/2011) - It's great to have Marino playing again. She took
off several months of 2012, citing mental and physical fatigue. Today's
match, a straight-sets loss to Shuai Peng (China), was her first in the
top flight since last February.
Greta Arn (Golden Squid since 5/24/2011) - Arn had to go through qualifying to reach the main draw. She lost to Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) in the first round, failing to match last year's third round result. Arn will turn 34 in April.