Plays Muhammad in R1. Much better than if she had drawn Krunic or BMS. The fourth possibility was Aiava, who has been playing out of her mind this weekend. So yeah, probably the best possible draw for Donna.
^^ Nevertheless, the difference of almost 100 ranking spots should've been enough to get Donna out of this one.
Majoli was also known for such implosions after tough first sets lost, but at least she had enough talent to still make a nice career. Donna can't afford that shit if she wants to go somewhere with tennis, besides to players parties.
Asia with a very high 1st serve %. And Donna in set 1 converted 2 of 2 BP opportunities. Situation reversed in set 2 with Asia converting 2 of 2 and Donna unable to save any of the BPs against her. Can be tricky going in cold against a qualifier I guess.
Stefkova qualified in Auckland by beating Concalves, Minella and Martincova. Afterwards she also put up a good fight against #20 Strycova, so I won't be holding my breath, especially if Donna comes out not feeling like playing some actual tennis.
"Vekic giving a loudly-grunting Sakkari on the next court some side-eye. Up a set against Stefkova, despite the audible distraction." - Jimmie48 reports by Twitter. Lol, I can totally imagine the scene...