Re: ~Petra Martic~
Petra and Kristina are in quarterfinal action today and play Klemenschits/Klepac. Entering doubles is a really good move at this point in my opinion, as Petra needs matches most of all, not to mention that doubles can infuse some extra confidence into her. At the same time last year Petra already made 742 pts since the start of the season, while this year she is at just 216, and that's counting yesterday's win. However, with the game she showed in singles coupled with the experience they have as a team, I think they are serious contenders for the title here.
As for singles, what's there to say. On the positive side, Petra showed quite a good level of tennis considering how little she played this year, not to mention the conditions and the opponent. It was nice to see her fighting so hard throughout the match. As for the not so nice things, there were obviously chances that she didn't take and Francesca wasn't exactly on top of her game yesterday. Of course, whenever you play Schiavo you have to know that she has virtually endless energy levels, and even if the match went the distance I'm not sure Petra would profit from it.
All in all it was a solid performance and something to build on for the weeks to come. The points from winning a match would've come handy at this point, but what can you do about it. You win some, you lose some, that's life. The important thing is to keep fighting and working hard and I'm sure the results will come.