Oh good, I was actually hoping for a quali spot as she does need matches considering the form, and this way she won't have to play anyone from the top 300 for the first two matches - great to get some rhythm going before facing the top 200's.
A step at a time and no looking ahead this time from me. Good luck Ana
P. S. I hope the organizers continue the nice tradition of Turkish events and provide some streaming...
In QR2 Ana plays Zander and, on paper at least, she looks like the favorite. Zander is a 23 y.o who's never made it past #362 and won just one 10k in all of her career (two years ago). In QR1 here she beat Talaba (currently #1000) 6:2, 6:4. The only tiny problem is that this title of her's came on an indoor event (similar to this one in Istanbul), and considering Ana's form lately this could be a tricky match. It's scheduled as the first one of the day on it's court, starts at 13:00 CET.