Qualies in European $100ks stink though...tough opposition (tougher than WTA Qs at times), rarely points, and on clay you got to grind for 2.5-3+ hours. She might have hoped to get in directly. Instead she got the match practice in doubles, fair enough.
Seems like she's playing Caserta $25k this week.
i defeated the mountains
i severed the oceans
i was the stronger of us
yet the weakest one still
Richel is continuing her poor season by losing 16 16 to Zaniewska in Stuttgart, a 64 36 26 loss to Pfizenmaier (this was not a bad loss though), and a 46 57 loss to Carolin Daniels at 25k Aschaffenburg. She is playing Q for WTA Båstad this week and won her 1st Q round 64 64 against Swedish wildcard Donika Bashota. 2nd round vs. Irina Buryachok.