Originally Posted by Curcubeu
Her ranking is too low to enter Qualies directly. She is currently #4 on the ALT list.
To be honest, it wouldn't be sensible for her to play here in her position and fight for 5 points in this loaded Q against some Top 100 opponents. She already did so in the Masters events and as we know, the effect on her ranking would be minimalistic in comparison to the pressure on her body.
Yes, I saw she was an alternate, but #4 with 2+ weeks to go means there's a pretty good chance you'd get in. It just seemed a little strange she didn't officially withdraw at the same time she did from the other French HC tournaments; that's all. It would make more sense to take the rest of the year off and make sure she's in the best possible shape to start 2014, I concur