That was the worst possible placement and she got it, yay
In order of difficulty for Monica I would rate them Zakopalova the toughest, then Errani and then Kvitova the easiest. Mostly because of their form and how they would likely match up against Monica. Would have much prefered Monica got Petra in the 2nd round but that's life.
Knowing Monica, she'll probably ditch her next week anyway.
The more I think about it, the less confident I am about Monica's chances against Carla...
I would love it if Monica got a regular doubles partner but it seems she enjoys playing the field. By now she has probably already had 50+ partners on the tour and she has only been on the tour herself 5 years.
And re: CSN, if this was outdoors, this would be difficult match, if this was clay this would be a nightmare match but it's indoors and indoors I'm pretty confident Monica will take it.
Monica simply overdid that slice. The only time she really mixed up her game was at the beginning of the 2nd set where she comfortably outplayed CSN.
Afterwards back to pushing and losing.
Best example was when she tried for once to go for an agressive shot after one of Carla's short balls, hit the easy winner and got those 2 SPs just to go back to uninspired junk balling afterwards.
With this performance she would have lost to most other players in the draw as well. I can't even say Suarez was that good, some of her errors were idiotic as well and her movement and serve sucked massively.