Unfortunately for Mel, she has been beaten 4-6 3-6 by Wickmayer. Despite this result, I think we can all conclude that it has been a great week for South winning 3 matches and beating 2 top 100 players in Bammer and Nakamura. I believe that will put Mel into 137th place approx in the rankings. It will certainly be her highest ranking.
After watching her play today, I believe I can draw some conclusions. Firstly, she certainly has the game to make top 100 as she hits the ball big and plays some great shots. However her movement is pretty bad and I'm sure this has been her achilles heel through her tennis career. Despite this, she can still continue to move up the rankings and as Sharapova has shown, you don't need to be a great mover to be successful in the game. Mel has a solid serve and can volley as well, which is in her favour. However, the main point which will determine her move up the rankings is her consistency. She has the shots and in the 1st set she won 4 straight games with some great shots but she couldn't maintain her level. If she can become more consistent, the top 100 is easily within reach.
Onto next week in Eastbourne and hopefully the British girls can win some more matches. For Mel, she needs to build on her perfomance this week and back it up on the ITF circuit after Wimbledon is over. By this time next year hopefully she will be able to get into Birmingham without a wild card.
WELL DONE MEL ON A GREAT WEEK!!!