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
Well yes and no. Vekic is still very young and she is in over her head right now. She isn't currently as good as her ranking reflects that's for sure. But I do think she has a decent future. She has a good team around her and seems have substantial financial backing too, which helps.
Anyway, it's still a good victory and Alex's 3rd top 100 scalp in the last 9 days. And all on hardcourts too a surface she used to really struggle on when she 1st broke through. No question she is a better hardcourt player right now than she was back in 2009/10. Probably better even than she was in 2011. Hopefully in a years time her ranking will reflect that.
And yeah, pleased Alex has Sofia next rather than Stefanie. Arvidsson should be a much more winnable match for her. I like Alex's chances for qualifying again this week.