So we reach our main two hopes. Both are Scottish and both have now afforded themselves credible reputations.
Baltacha’s career has been on more ups and downs than a bouncy castle but she is now on the verge of something bigger and better.
With guaranteed places in Grand Slams and more talent-filled events she has acquired herself with the knowledge of how to compete at a such a level.
Last year she defeated one Bondarenko sister at Wimbledon and followed this with a triumph over the other sister in the Australian Open earlier this year.
Her list of achievements has since become increased by the minute.
Her defeat in the second round last year against Zheng Jie was overturned with an impressive display in the recent Aegon International.
Her biggest result though came as she downed Na Li in the second round of the Paribas Open. The win gave her a first victory against a top 10 opposition and gave her a thirst for more. Injury for Li then gave Elena a second win against the well-regarded player.
She has now reached the third round of three Grand Slam events, once at Wimbledon and twice in the Australian Open.
Arguably this would be much improved if she stopped her depressing occurrence of losing to lesser known opposition in the aftermath of glorious, stunning and unexpected triumphs.
Her celebrated win over Bondarenko that was undone by losing too easily to Jie in last year's Wimbledon was not to be the first time when Elena could not portray consistency.
This year if she can keep her competitive streak and constructive way of play in check then she can become the first British woman since Sam Smith in 1998 to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam.
Subsequently she can climb into a seeded position if she continues along her current form.
If she chokes, as she has done on too many big occasions, then she will fail once more.
Her first-round opponent is close to her in the rankings. Petra Martic is currently the world’s number 77. Yet Elena goes into the fixture as the favourite and should take it in straight sets.
The only worry is that her heatstroke gained from victory in Nottingham a few weeks back could still hinder her play.
Triumph though would set her up with a second round match against former Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli. Since that appearance in 2008 the French player has yet to progress further than a quarter final appearance in the Australian Open in 2009.
So Elena can win this potential clash.
I am therefore going to go out on a limb. I am going to predict that Elena will overcome her inconsistency.
If she were to make the third round she could again face Kateryna Bondarenko. If she could enact another defeat on Kateryna then a fourth round match against French Open champion Schiavone could be on the cards.
She would exit here, but could gain a large amount of recognition in the process.