WTA Baku qualies. She was supposed to meet (9)Ana Konjuh in Q1 , who eventually withdrew because of her great run in Istanbul this week, so her new Q1 opponent was (14)Sofia Shapatava ...who gave a WO in the end. Talk about luck.
Q2 vs. (3)Jovana Jaksic. Jovana is not in good form and can't hold serve to save her life (not that Katya can especially do this better though ). Hope she can do something, davay!
Katya qualified! She beat Jaksic 3 & 3! I watched her play a bit and I liked what I saw, she was hitting some beautiful powerful flat groundies whose pace Jaksic never really managed to cope with; and she blasted quite a few winners, even though she also made some errors. She looked so genuinely happy that she won at the handshake, it was moving.
Oh, and also. She called her coach on the court at some point, and he was a man (dunno if he's the husband ), there was definitely no Alona, I don't think Alona is coaching her at all!