Finally, after toiling under the shadows, former teen prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni finally reaches the fourth round of the 2014 US Open, for the first time since reaching the third round of the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Her best performance in a grand slam was a semifinal appearance in Wimbledon in 1999.
I knew that she would be able to make a comeback one of these years, and just being in a right draw would help her. She actually had to qualify for the main draw, and I think the early matches helped clean her game.
She defeated Spanish player Garbine Muguruza, currently ranked #26, in the first round, 63 76(4).
In the second round, she defeated veteran Israeli player Shahar Peer. Although currently ranked #155 in the world, the Israeli player had a wealth of experience in the grand slam. Lucic-Baroni won over her, 67(6) 63 62.
She then shocked current world #2 Simona Halep of Romania, 75 62 in the third round.
She will next meet Italian Sara Errani, currently ranked #12, in the fourth round.
She really has a good chance of making it as far as the quarters, if she continues to play well.