Well she ditched that ugly ass dress, but she kept the insecurity, struggles, and mental lapses that she's been suffering through the last 3 months. But seriously? That dress was so ugly I think she came out on top with the trade.
The good news is obviously that she won and her thumb didn't seem to be bothering her.
The bad news is that I wouldn't so much say she "won" as much as she "survived" and she can't blame her thumb for this one. This wasn't a Rafa/Phau match where Ana played well but Dushevina played out of her mind. Dushevina was average at best and Ana was ok at best, horrible at worst. Her footwork was terrible (and by terrible I mean non-existent) and her groundstrokes were erratic. Ana served really well though and I think that's what got her this match.
My biggest takeaway from the match is that Ana is not quite match fit at the moment, which is both a good and bad thing. The upside is that she could work her way through this tournament and be ok if her thumb holds up. The downside is that if she doesn't figure out a way to grind out these wins we could be looking at Wimbly 2.0. She needs to get some matches under her belt and I think this 3 setter may have been a blessing in disguise.