13 ZAHLAVOVA, Sandra CZE vs. ZEC PESKIRIC, Masa SLO
14 KUCOVA, Zuzana SVK vs. LARSSON, Johanna SWE
15 CABEZA CANDELA, Estrella ESP vs. MOLIK, Alicia AUS
16 NICULESCU, Monica ROU vs. PARMENTIER, Pauline FRA
it will be a hard challenge to qualify But good luck!
Andrea Petkovic - Sara Errani - Jarka Gajdosova - Alizé Cornet
Well, Monica beat Pauline Parmentier 6-1 6-4. She was still quite vunerable on serve but her numbers against serve couldn't have been much better. Monica's 1st top 100 victory in 6 months, not counting her 3-0 ret victory over Sorana in Moscow.
I'm pretty pleased with this win. Let's see how Monica does against Molik next. I think she has a chance. If she can qualify here it would be a hugely positive development for her.
One more thing, I think we all (myself included) might have overreacted to her loss to Garcia-Vidagany too. In hindsight considering how well the Spanaird did following her victory against Monica it probably wasn't as alarming a loss as it seemed at the time. I would hardly proclaim Monica is back to her best, but I do actually now get a feeling that she is starting to make progress again. I say that with cautious hopefulness rather than in full confidence but I think it is possible. Time will tell.
Last edited by Shvedbarilescu; Apr 10th, 2010 at 06:06 PM.