Perhaps Anna-Lena committed to this tournament earlier in the year and didn't want to disappoint the organizers. That should be commended, not criticized.
Besides, as someone said, it's not like she has to fly half-way around the world to play. It's practically in her own backyard.
Maria S. is going to Japan to play a series of exhibitions in December. She's being paid a ton of money but the girl needs to REST. Her father is working her like a mule. It reminds me of what Jen Cap's daddy did to her and we know how that turned out.