Isn't there are Sabine introduction thread for new comers Anyways it's my first time posting on her thread - I've always been a great fan of her but never motivated to talk about her. - During her injury break I've realised how I really appreciated her game and decided to take a better start as her fan. (Sorry had to say these...) As for the draw it looks reasonnable for a come back - Flavia can be though but very beatable anyway as this is a come back I don't think she has to be too tough on herself and take everything like it is... A third round would be great already.
I do not know what to expect. There are some tough qualifiers in the draw.
I'm just happy to see her back on the courts and hopefully she continues to be healthy, play matches and the results will come again.
Nice that she is back, really, after she withdrew from Portoroz I had a bad feeling, great that she is able to play already in Cincinatti! Most important thing is that she stays healthy now, that she feels comfortable out there, result of her first match isn´t that important, but for sure, if she feels good out there she could have some chances in her first match, we´ll see, good luck
On hardcourt Niculescu won only 1 match this year (before Cinci), didn´t play any match on hc since March anyway
She even could win this, but I have no idea about her shape but she definetly should be able to win some games, don´t expect a win anyway but not impossible, not the worst draw, as I said, most important thing is that she stays healthy, we will see about the rest