Mona is on 23 in the WTA live rankings and 205 points behind the TOP 20. She has to defend 80 points and therefore a QF with 250 points wouldn't be enough probably. But i don't know how many points Makarova, Safarova and V. Williams have to defend in Miami.
Makarova made the 4th round in Miami last year. I can see her losing before that if she meets someone good early.
Ah ok, i remember that Mona lost to Makarova last year in R3. Reaching QF might be enough then but it won't be easy of course.
Sure it won't be easy. At least now we know that she won't face a top 10 player before the 4th round because she will be the 23th seed. Mona was the 24th seed in IW thanks to Li's withdrawal. If she was the 25th seed, she would have faced a top 10 player in the 3rd round.
Let's hope she doesn't get Serena, Vika, Li or Pova in the 4th round.
I am also quite sure that they will use rankings of this week for seedings, as QD will be out before new rankings are out and they normally don´t use different rankings for MD and QD...
I also would have expected that they would use this week's rankings but the website of the tournament clearly tells us a different story. Maybe they have changed the rules in this respect, but who knows.