S. Vogt vs. (Q)A.-G. Remondina
C. Dentoni vs. (Q)E. Mikulcic
Dentoni is a former top 150 player (c-h 132), but her w-l record this year is 1-3 (ranking has tumbled down to outside 300) and she hasn't played in the last two months (injury?) so this is actually a nice chance for Ema IMO.
Through to the 2nd round after a 6:4, 7:5 win over Dentoni!
Next for Ema is the third seeded Vogt (took out Remondina 6:0 6:3), former #137 who is currently just outside of 150. To my knowledge this'll be their first enocounter and Ema definately has nothing to lose there.
^ Ema has very few MD wins above the $10K level (only two before this, I believe), so this is a very nice result for her
After today she's only about 12 points away from top 350. Assuming she keeps a relatively full schedule, she should be able to make it. She's not defending any points over the next two months and has lots of 0- and 1-point results that she can shed.