Irena Pavlovic at Gifu $50K
Well, with a bit of luck Irena has a much easier draw this week at Gifu.
She was suppose to play 3rd seed/n°154 talented KULIKOVA...but she withdrew...
So Irena 1rst opponent was n°544 LL Yuka KURODA.
Irena won 6/3 6/4 which is not that convincing but a victiry is a victiry and Irena needs it to boost her confidence.
Normally Irena should qualified for hte next rd too..before facing 7th seed/n°210 Kumiko IIJIMA if the logic of the ranking is respected...IIJIMA is also a really winnable match for Irena...so a SF would be great...with 16 WTA points added...she could be ranked around 215.
Last edited by fredbdx; May 9th, 2008 at 08:05 AM.