Ani got the best placement of the four qualifiers: she plays Brittany Augustine (#849, career-high #721). Augustine has lost 5 of her last 6 matches and her only good result the past 12 months is a $10K semi.
The bad news is that if Ani wins she'll likely play the top seed, Varvara Lepchenko. Still, this is an excellent opportunity for Ani to pick up big points (14 if she wins R1; that's big for her). Hope she can take advantage of it. Best of luck to her!
great news .Ani won her match (4-6 , 7-6 and Lepchenko retired).She is in quarters now.
Great job ANI.I knew she could handle her,she got heart.keep going.Now she will have another tough match in quarter.AJMO ANI.