Us-Open quali would be better for her
she could earn some good points there
we will see
hope she can somehow make it and stay in contact with top100
and maybe sneak in one day again
But worst case scenario is that she could be unseeded in US Open qualifying. And as it's held on hardourt an early exit is not impossible. Her results in the preperation tournaments on hardcourt last year weren't that great even though she was in better shape than this year.
On the other hand - there are no itf's on clay higher than 25K. Maybe going to Bogota and playing the 100K there and going to the US to hardcourt after that might be a good option.
Very tough R1. Polona has won the tournament twice before... so she's used to the conditions of the court, the atmosphere, the altitude (if any), and gains a lot of confidence in Bastad. Dinah will have to play above and beyond to win...