Re: Alexandra Cadantu
I am also happy for her to draw a qualifier just to get an idea about her current state of form. This might sound odd given that she is on a 5 match losing streak since Kattowice, but none of these losses were surprising or shocking.
In fact, during this stratch she has taken two sets against players ranked inside the Top 20 and not only by luck but by completely outplaying them from the baseline in a way that I haven't seen her compete even in her good 2013. If anything, this slump just proves that she is the terrible match player that I have always assumed and that those DFs on key points in particular completely kill her confidence.
Still, there are a couple of qualifiers that I can't see her beating at the moment. But apart from those, I wouldn't rule out her chances against any of the girls ranked in the 130s downwards. I don't think that the majority of girls reaching the main draw through Q would have done much better in those past weeks with the draws that she had.
She will, however, put herself under tremendous pressure. It will be tough.