So Safarova lost to Alexandrova a few weeks ago (who beat Foretz Gacon in R2 of Wiesbaden)
I'd take it that Mandy played badly against Foretz Gacon and if she played like she has more recently she probably would've beaten Alexandrova. But I think Safarova tanked that match though still a tough one for her and its not gonna help her form. Hopefully she can surprise us
I don't expect much but maybe Mandy can surprise us.
I prefer her losing in a competitive match to Safarova rather than losing against a qualifier. Mandy has nothing to lose here just like against Stephens at the US Open where she was close to the upset.