Originally Posted by ma re
Silvia will play her 3rd tournament ever next week, she got a MD WC for 10k Vinkovci!
If she manages to get a win there, she'll be ranked as of September, and it'll be at least around #970.
Top seed of that tournament is the only girl from top500, so I think Silvia could get a win or two under her belt.
The main draw is out. In the first round, Silvia is playing a qualifier, Bernadetta Birkas. I've never heard of her but from her ITF page, Bernadetta is 20 y.o., unranked and hasn't won a MD match in nearly two years. She did, however, reach a career-high ranking of 762 in early 2006 and won two matches to qualify here.
It's winnable for Silvia, so good luck. It would be great to see her ranked!