I don't see a contradiction between what I said.
That Koehler chick is getting her butt kicked by Alexandra as well so far this year. It doesn't change the fact that Astana is one of the weakest 100k events with Koehler who is hammered by the first decent player she meets reaching the final pretty much proves the point.
Anyway, there are a lot of good matches on the ITF circuit when the two players' games add up nicely, but a better play wouldn't allow lower ranked players to play that game and this is exactly what Alexandra is capable of. Kichenok barely held serve here.
As I said, watch serve. I am sure Alexandra is the better player but not by that much. I just think she played close to her best and Nads was shit
Still, you are technically right about their difference in levels today. But I mean Nads beat Birnerova yesterday in Straights
I think Alex should win the tournament now unless Govortsova plays her best