Iva was second beneath the list. JenJen and Anna withdrew, but Anna was there with a WC, which, going by the forum Marry got. And Iva is not in Quallies. So either
1) Iva got in MD.
2) Iva pulled out of having to play quallies.
Iva plays Alexandra Stevenson 1st round! Alex is tough on this surface and this could be tough match for Iva, but I still think she can pull it off. I'd love to see what she can do against Lindsay 2nd round. Good luck Iva!!!!
Iva leads the H2H vs Alex 1-0, but that was on clay and from 2001:
I really don't get how Iva lost her indoors touch. I mean, I know she had some bad years overall, but she was even worse indoors then average these past few years, and it was her best surface, by far before RG. Weird
A good win over a tough opponent!!!! Iva always surprises!!!!
I hope she's got one more surprise in her when she plays Lindsay!!!! She lost to Lindsay in the quarters of this tourni in 2001, 6-2 6-0 but hopefully this will be a better showing. Can't get much worse than the last time they played anyways!!!!
GO IVA!!! Pull off the upset!!!!