What's about Duval? Have heard different things. Mandy is a good girl.
She's seeded 7th in Biarritz. Her quarter:
(3)Timea Babos (HUN) v (wc)Chloe Paquet (FRA)
(wc)Jessika Ponchet (FRA) v Pemra Ozgen (TUR)
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) v (SR)Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) (7)Mandy Minella (LUX) v Irena Pavlovic (FRA)
In my view this is a good draw. I hope she can continue her good performance of the last weeks and doesn't get discouraged by that unfortunate loss. She has to get the positive of the match, compare it with their last meeting and look at the improvement from 0&1 to be so close to the win.
Plus she maybe is tired too, she had so much matches the last time. Hope she still has enough energy.
Some facts about Pavlovic:
WTA 190 (CHR 123/2012)
25 years old
Plays double handed both sides
Reached third quali round in Wimbledon, played just one match since then, last week on clay in Middelburg retired against van der Meet at 26 02, don't know why.
Her tournament schedule doesn't look like she is a clay court specialist.
I've never seen her play, maybe somebody of you can tell something about her game?