Katya has turned up at 100k Biella this week. Back to clay.
R1: Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS)
d. (wc)Giulia Gatto-Monticone (ITA) 63 62
Got lucky by drawing a WC in the first round, but at this stage, we'll take what we can get.
R2 vs. (3)Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) or Olga Savchuk (UKR). It only gets tougher.
She has 60 points to defend in the next two weeks, she needs some good results to keep her inside the top 200.
Balducci/Knapp (ITA/ITA) v Chakhnashvili/Kvatsabaia (GEO/GEO)
(3)Klemenschits/Malek (AUT/GER) d. Castano/Duque-Marino (COL/COL) 60 63
Kostova/Zahlavova (BUL/CZE) v Voegele/Wienerova (SUI/SVK)
d. (2)Cornet/Jurak (FRA/CRO) 64 67(5) 13-11
That's so good. Coming off the doubles title in Russia, let's make a run here.