Lera played 50K+H St-Malo qualies this week-end, she was the 7th seed there, beat Clara Burel 1 & 2 in Q1, and Anastasia Smirnova 2 & 0 in Q2, but lost really badly to 2nd seed Irina Khromacheva in Q3, 2 & 0.
I'm surprised and disappointed, not really with the loss which is not that surprising as Khromacheva is a talented player, but by the scoreline. It was a beatdown.
I really thought she'd do better against Ira, considering that she's in good form while Ira has literally been stagnating for a few years now, and is a big headcase. But maybe Ira played according to her real potential for once, don't know what happened. Oh well
Oh, also, there was a LL spot available, and it's 8th seed Georgina Perez Garcia who got it instead of 3rd seed Ivana Jorovic or Lera (7th seed) who also both lost in Q3.
I don't understand, I thought it was the higher-ranked player who'd get the spot prioritarily