The picture in the first post is not of her. She is the one in the white dress in this video. Second serve will prevent her from achieving more, but I like her fighter game on the court. Met her in person in Cologne, nice girl, not as rude as the other Russian players :P
She's through to the QF of 25K Essen. Actually, she failed in the last round of qualifications, was seed 3 and was destroyed 0 & 2 by (16)Jesika Maleckova. But she got a LL spot and took the place of the top seed.
Then she defeated (Q)Karin Morgosova 5-7 6-3 6-3 in R1, and Lisa-Maria Moser 3 & 3 in R2.
QF vs. Bianca Botto. It turned out to be a very lucky week for her!
I was so upset that I cried all the way to the chip shop