Well she got Hantuchova in round 3!!!
This is a Slam though, and Im sure if they meet, the result wil be different
BUT....there are some tricky players to get through first....most notably red hot Laura Granville or Katarina Srebotnik in round 2.
Laura has blasted her way up the rankings and is a very dangerous lefty, who IMO, will cause Iva major problems if they play...and Srebotnik has improved to Top 40 status this year and is a real worry...Im confident Iva can get through but I wish it was a little easier. Also, young Ashley Harkleroad will prove a handful in round 1 for the simple fact that she is coming off a title win ($50K Bronx) last week and is a young player with a lot of hunger. Iva, however, is not a $50K player, and I think Ashley will find that a bit tough to handle. I say Iva in 2 tough sets, possibly 3.
Anyway, here is Iva's section of the draw....dissect at will
Daniela Hantuchova SVK (11) vs Nicole Pratt AUS (poor Nicole
Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG vs Virginie Razzano FRA
Katarina Srebotnik SLO vs Laura Granville USA
WC-Ashley Harkleroad USA vs Iva Majoli CRO (24)
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA (27) vs Barbara Rittner GER
WC-Bea Bielek USA vs Qualifier
Cara Black ZIM vs Qualifier
Samantha Reeves USA vs Justine Henin BEL (8)