The first round of a $25k already gets you one point.
I looked it up, and this is actually Poncelet's third MD appearance in a $25k, which means she will get her first WTA ranking now.
She got her three points, by losing to Vankova 6-2 6-1 in Westende MD (with a WC), then losing 6-0 6-0 to Perrin in Fleurus MD (again with a WC), then flying all the way to Lagos to beat a local scrub in three sets in Q1 and then kicking out bagel girl Alexandra Riley in Q2.
It's all about the money.
Andrea Petkovic - Sara Errani - Jarka Gajdosova - Alizé Cornet