In a lot of BPs lost it was Vika who served good and Simona had to defend, if I remember correctly. So she couldn't do much when that was the case. BP conversion rate is somehow deceptive. What I would love to see Simona doing is to enter the match "smelling blood" if I can say so. That was her demeanor after the first set with Vika and it showed. With Vika she can't play to many neutral balls, she has to be on the hunt.It's possible, considering her resurgence of form, but I won't be holding my breath. And part of me doesn't want that match-up. And if she were to get by Vika in the second round, it would mean Simona would have bigger server to deal with.
Really, I'd be fine with Simona just having to play Vika again and showing everyone her win at the USO was no fluke. As we saw in the USO match, this match-up wasn't as bad as people were making it out to be. Vika's pace doesn't really trouble Simona and she was in almost everyone of her service games. I only hope she defends her BPs better and has a better conversion rate on her own BP chances.