i don't know. i'm nervous about it because yulia has more experience at this level. while they are both young, yulia has a less complicated game than donna, so her level might be higher at the moment
plus, if donna wins, i'll see her on friday and our players always lose the round before i get to watch them live
It would be great if she manage to enter in the 2nd round. She would collect 80 points (30 for Q and 50 for the 2nd round) and would defend 50 points that she will lose next week and earn 30 new points...
Congrats Donna! She definately won't get it easy in the first round, but it's still great to see her battling it out for a MD spot. Unfortunately there are some points from last year (Bangalore, I think) to defend here, which adds to the pressure a little bit, but hope she'll come out there focused and ready to bring her A game to the court. Also, she it still at just 101 point this year, which is probably less than what the team was hoping for and it's not taking her to the top 50 direction so far, but another win here would almost double that. Not to mention that it would be a valuable experience to play Vesnina.
Good luck D!
Yeah that first round loss in Kuala Lumpur didn't help