Originally Posted by Bino
He's not right at all because I found out Kleybanova has already used her protected ranking for the USO. So we maybe have 2 players Zvonareva and Chan with PRs, so if Oprandi will play AO (what seems to be very unlikely) we have a Ranking of #107 for AO MD given that Bartoli is out of draw. Mandy is yet on #106 but she might still be passed by Majeric and Khumkum --> #108
BUT: Maybe Sommer is sure about that either Oprandi, Zvonareva or Chan won't be playing in Melbourne otherwise he woudn't have announced Mandy's qualification in advance.
On the other hand Putintseva has Dubai 75k final to defend from end November 2012.
I'm sure that Mandy has secured her AO main draw spot.