Originally Posted by grs
Monica is in Q so Madrid will no longer count as mandatory is she will not qualify for the MD. In this case she will have 1255 points after Madrid. If she'll qualify but lose in the first round of MD she will have 1225 points. The worst scenario from the ranking point of view is to be LL (very possible as she has nr 1 seed in Q) and lose in the first round of MD.
Ok. So at least Monica has picked up 55 points for next week, it could have been worse.
And yeah, Monica against clay court specialists on clay is always a dodgy proposition for Monica, unfortunately.