Well I think such a type of player ist not a bad matchup for Mandy. She has to dominate the rallies and she can do that, thats half of the battle. She mustn't get to be pushed in defence. She had today some awesome defence actions too though
To Boserup, I didn't know that, so this is speaking even more for Mandy! She needed this first set to struggle down all the problems like BH, opponent, first serve and in particular the lines men. Mandy was very indignant, she was once screaming very loudly but after this things were going on for her. I guess from time to time it is good for her game to get a little aggressive by circumstances because she turns it into energy
After trying to remember more about Kiick I read somewhere she was a pusher, and yes I do agree, now I remember Xu was bashing all over the court while Kiick was just pushing, thats how she won the match
Until the end of this year, she has 18 points to defend (QF in Ankara $50k, 17 december 2012). She still plays one tournament this year, Sharm El Sheikh ($75k), which has a strong participant list, but she could be seeded. Winning one round there would almost (14p) win back those points, everything beyond is a bonus.
If she wins Captiva Island she should be #104 in the ranking, depends on van Uytvanck winning Taipeh or not. This would be sufficient for Australian Open. But to be sure she should gain some more points in Sharm El Sheikh.