In QF she'll play Vedy, currently #352, with a career high of 260. That seems winnable, unless Darija gets into trouble with Vedy being a lefty. They've never played eachother. With these points calculated Darija is already almost 50 places up, and it could be aditional 30 if she gets to semis!
Darija jumped over 50 ranking places this week after her Podgorica 25k points were added, to #435.
This week she's in action playing one 50k in France, and as the 8th seed of qualies she reached QR3. Along the way she beat Mohn (#845) and Baronova (unranked) to set up a clash with the 3rd seed Mraz (#375) whom she beat in their only previous match, 2 years ago. Mraz is close to her career high, so she's obviously in a good form, reaching semis on one Spanish 25k two weeks ago.
Even with just these 2 points Darija is guarateed to jump some 10 places on Monday, and with a MD spot she'd jump about 20 places.
She's also playing doubles, has a 1st round bye as the 4th seed.
In the first round she's playing former #120 (currently 221) Pichet, which she hasn't played yet. Sounds tough, but Pichet hasn't won a match since early June, so Darija might have a chance. Fingers crossed!
She's into semis of doubles with an easy 6:2 6:1 win! That will rise her to about #250 in the rankings (from current 276) and she only has to defend one semi and one final on 25k's by the end of this year (one in November, the other in December)!
Didn't rise quite as high as I expected in rankings, #401 in singles and #256 in doubles as of this week. She needs 4 points to overtake Lisjak at 390 in singles, and 18 points to overtake Pandzic at 226 in doubles. I think both will happen by the end of the year.
Darija is in France where she'll play a couple of tournaments in the weeks to come.
First off, qualies of Poitiers 100k, where in the 1st round she's drawn to play a local girl Benamar (currently #605, never higher than 582). Unfortunatelly, if she wins that, she'll play 3rd seed of qualies Margit Ruutel in the next