Originally Posted by grs
Maybe Simona is a little tired, but she's very ambitious person and I don't see her tanking the match against Flavia (especially keeping account that the third round means Nr 21 for her next Monday, higher than all Romanian players after Dragomir and Spirlea ).
(But with all due respect to you, Spirlea & Dragomir, Magda Rurac reached no. 9 in the unofficial rankings back in the late 1940's, Mariana Simionescu was as high as no. 7 in the world & Virginia Ruzici reached no. 8 in 79. That would make Simo the 6th highest ranked Romanian ever, higer than Florenta Mihai & Sorana