I hope you guys aren't getting sick of me, but I'm checking this stuff out anyways, so I might as well share it.....
Worst case scenario- Iva loses 1st round- well that's 2 points that she is defending, so she is guaranteed to move up to an official # 25 ranking with Tauziat dropping well below her since she reached the quarters last year.
Next up is Tanasugarn, who I love, but needs to defend at least 90 points. Tamarine has not been showing much grass court form this year, so Iva has a good shot to pass her too! #24 for Iva!
Next up is Panova. Tatiana actually reached the 3rd rnd last year, so she has at least 56 points to defend. Panova is currently 77 points ahead of Iva, but an early round loss could cost her. This is not unlikely against AnnaK first round. She beat Pisnik (!) and Dragomir last year, but I don't know what their ranks were at that point, but if one was at least ranked above #75 and the other was ranked above 120, then a 1st round loss by Panova would put Iva at #23!!!!
#22 ranked Anne Kremer and #21 Daja Bedanova are unlikely to move below Iva (unless Iva wins!) as they both lost 1st rnd last year.
Iroda lost in the 3rd rnd last yr but she has 1268 points currently and probably won't drop below Iva's current 1099.
Maggie Maleeva has 1289 points currently and reached the 4th round last year. Subtract 90 points and she is still above Iva.
Schnyder is also safely above Iva (as are the rest of the players ranked higher) even with her 3rd round result here last year.
In summary, a first round loss will still improve Iva's ranking! She will go to at least #25 (where she was anyways with Tauziat above her), and she has a good shot at #24 or #23. I hate wishing that other players will lose, but this is a huge opportunity for Iva! I dare not even think about how much her ranking would improve if others lose 1st round and she wins!!!! This 1st round match is HUGE!!!!! PLEASE WIN IVA!!!!!