she defeated a couple of capable and healthy clay courter, it's a good sign IMO
In my native language they say:
A L' E' INUTIL INSEGNA' AL MUS, SI PIART TIMP E IN PLUI SI INFASTIDIS LA BESTIE!!
(translated) There is no gain in teaching the donkey, you waste your time and annoy the beast
She likely got the most favorable of all four possible match-ups did she?
Yeah, I think Lino and Mladenovic were perhaps the most accesible opponents for a coming back after surgery Alexandra. Lino because they play almost the same game from the baseline and Mladenovic because I'm guessing she must be tired after her Wimbledon mixed doubles matches and it would have taken her longer to adjust to the claycourt. Alex could have used that advantage.
AMG is craving for a title this season like crazy and would have slaughtered current Alex (again) for sure. As for Vinci... I don't even want to go there. Next year I'd love to see a match between Dulgheru and her, but not now, not so soon after the comeback.