They won closing out on their 4th match point after letting the opponents come from 8:3 to 8:8 - it was a close call, but a win is a win, and any win today is really valuable for Ana cause it gives her a chance for some more much needed match practice.
Next up is Barrois, who is the second seed here, but a total mess in the last two years compared to her best times. I don't know if injuries played a part in this story, but a player who was for years a steady top 100 material, suddenly became unable to even reach top 200. She is currently around 250 and it'll be interesting to see how much Ana can do against her after that confidence boost from yesterday. I have to say that, after a long time I'm becoming optimistic about Ana's tennis again. She really needed that win against Evtimova and I hope it proves as an important result in the days and weeks to come.
Changes in the calendar of Ana's tournaments:
It does not play this week in 25.000 of Zawada (Poland) it nor will play next week in 25.000 of Bucha (Ukraine) either.
She contemplates two calendars:
Priority 1: 3 25.000 in Mérida (Mexico): 2-8, 9-15 and 16-22 December.
Priority 2: 2 25.000 in India: 2-8 Dec. in Pune and 9-15 Dec. in Navi Mumbai
I do not understand these changes of calendars to be going to play so far away of house. The calendar european: 11-17 Nov.: 25.000 Zawada (Poland), 18-24 Nov.: 25.000 Bucha (Ukraine), 9-15 Dec. 25.000 Madrid (Spain) and 16-22 Dec. 50.000 Ankara, it seems to me to be much better in every sense: minor expense in trips and major possibilities of adding more point