Her commitment to her tennis sometimes irks me
Why even schedule Paris if you already have a signing organized 5000 miles away in LA the day before the MD starts.
Now she's scheduled to play Doha, which is a tremendously tough draw with all the top 10 there, yet hasn't scheduled Dubai (where she's played her best tennis in recent years) to potentially cover for an early exit in Doha???
Worst case scenario Vee loses first match in Doha, then doesn't play until Florianapolis. If that happens then of the first 6 odd weeks of the season she could've picked up big points she only has a R3 of the AO, and has to start defending points starting from Miami and then you're under pressure for a good seeding for RG and Wimbledon!
Same story with the AO this year. Great that she warmed up in Australia on plexicushion, but if she'd played Brisbane or even better Auckland, chances are she'd have got a 16-24 seed avoided Pova in the third round and maybe made a couple more rounds in Melbourne. Just stupid decision making. She's already got enough challenges to face with age, illness, competition, that she doesn't need to make things harder for herself.
Rant over, i just needed to get it out there. Think this is my post Sharapova tension finally being released
See you in Doha Venus