Big news: Nastya eventually got in as a LL and she just beat Chang KC in R1, 6-4 7-5! First WTA tournament, first WTA MD appearance and first WTA MD win at the same time (admittedly with nice luck getting in the MD despite losing in Q3 and only drawing CKC in R1 when other LL Beygelzimer drew Venus for instance )!
Nastya actually was *0-5 down in the 2nd set Don't know what was wrong with KCK but she took a pretty lengthy MTO at 5-2*, and she only was hitting underarm serves after that (and netting/sending half of them out) and just literally pushing the ball back into the court (I know she's not really the most aggressive player out there but that was something else ).
Hope she's ok... :-/
She was 0-6 *0-5 down still managed to hold and get a break from that position and avoid a double bakery product
Well at least she got a real taste of Top 30 level out there, it's a valuable experience and a good reminder of the big road and work to do if she wants to make it to the top. She'll need to develop more aggression, and generally try and be a lot less passive...
But it looked like she was taking her beatdown with philosophy on the court, and that's nice. She wasn't supposed to be in the MD in the first place after all. All that happened after her Q3 loss (2 matches, a win, some nice money) just was a big bonus