Re: Allez Mandy Minella!
In retrospect, it fully paid off for Mandy to play these not so enjoyable ITF tournaments at the end of last year, to get enough ranking points to enter the Australian Open main draw directly.
The qualifications would have been very hard, as her first two tournaments this year have shown. But with direct entry and a lucky draw, she now got to the second round, which will move her back to WTA 87 or so and give her US$45.000 prize money.
She can now play without pressure against Pavlyuchenkova.