Okay, I'm a 3.5, and as I have posted before, my neighbor down the street is a 4.0 woman. We play once a month or so, two sets, and I typically lose 4 and 2, 3 and 2, etc. Sometimes, I do a little better, and I took a single set from her in the spring, on clay. I've taken a bit of crap from a couple of other 3.5s (who haven't seen her play) questioning the quality and power of my game. Just to set the record straight, let's post this girl's record in 4.0 post-season play this year: District playoffs: W #1 Singles 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 Sectionals W #1 Singles 6-4, 6-4 W #3 Doubles 6-1, 6-2 W #1 Singles 6-2, 6-2 W #1 Singles 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 W #1 Singles 6-3, 6-0 Nationals W #1 Singles 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 W #2 Singles 6-4, 6-3 W #1 Singles 6-2, 6-2 National Semis L #1 Singles 2-6, 2-6 Championship Match W #2 Singles 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (Her team lost, unfortunately) So, in actuality, I have been losing to a 4.5 women, which doesn't make a heck of a lot of difference to me. My point is that the girl can play, she is a beast of a competitor, and my game will benefit greatly from the time I spend on the court with her.