tough draw, but winnable.
Surprised she didn't try to play Madrid instead
Yes, I thought so, too, but for some reason she decided to jettison pee-wee qualifying rounds in Portugal(Estoril) and Madrid so she might make a run at the 100K+H, in a very glamorous town, and make impact.
It was a gamble, but I think she is truly gambling at this juncture in her already honorable comeback, and Madrid was iffy, and her berth in Rome looks very iffy, at this point, so she saw-ahead and kept this MD ITF on her plate.
Again, I don't know why she just chucked Portugal, but it may be due to money. It looks like she will not even make the Rome quallies late this week, so she took the next best option.
Putting her eggs in one basket, but it's as good a basket as any, and she still has Strasbourg QD and Paris MD.
Let us just hope that she comes out roaring on the soil of her very own native continent!
I will be interested to see what happens.
Mirjana Lucic on red clay on European soil is NOT a player to be taken lightly.
She's no pushover on this continent, on this surface.
Gosh ... wish her major awesomeness