7)Ana Konjuh (CRO) d. (Q)Olga Fridman (UKR) 36 64 62
Again victory in 3 sets...
Fridman is tough, definitely one of the best 3 of her '98 generation now. So nothing to worrt about losing a set to her.
Good news is that Abanda lost
So the path to the semis looks much easier now. Sutjiadi is next and Loeb or Peterson next.
I hope Ana can make it to the semi, at least. It'd be great
Ana plays Peterson in the QF. Could be tough but it's still better for Ana than having to play Abanda (who lost to Peterson in R2).
In this week's rankings, Ana is 36.25 points behind the #10 player and 38.75 behind #9. That's not a huge difference. If Ana beats Peterson, she will pick up 30 net points in singles. If she wins her QF doubles match she will net another 5 points, for a total of 35.
Good luck the rest of this week, Ana! (Next week too!)