Win or lose Samsonova will have to get on the first flight out of DC tomorrow to play in the qualies in Toronto. I can't see her ditching WTA 1000 Toronto for a title in WTA 250 DC, but...you never know. I'm a bit ambivalent about this match. Of course it'd be nice to get a win it'll help her confidence but even if she doesn't, she'll have gained valuable experience playing against a big hitter like Samsonova, which would help prep her for her R1 match against hard hitter Giorgi in Toronto. It wouldn't hurt Emma to get to Toronto early and get acclimated to the courts and weather. She's got a tough R1 match against Giorgi, who just played really well in R1 in San Jose. Toronto is a much more important tournament, I'd like to see her go deep in that. Giving the hand and feet some rest might also help heal the blisters.