Originally Posted by Volcana
Pattaya, Bogota, Acapulco, then take a nice long break and see where I am. If things are going well, come to the States for Amelia Island, then Estoril, Prague, then Roland Garros. I wouldn't go near a Tier I til San Diego, maybe even the Canadian Open. I also wouldn't bother with Wimbledon unless I had had NO problems with my feet.
If she's winning those smaller events, she has a good chance of being seeded for the US Open. But there's nothing to be gained by meeting top ten players in the first round her first couple months back. If things are going REALLY well, playing BErlin instead of Prague is practicable.
This is the schedule I think would be good for her. I still think she could still play well in Tokyo. I don't think it's a bad idea.
Then Pattaya, Bogata, Aculpulco, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Charleston Estoril, Strasbrough, Roland Garros, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Stanford, Toronto, US Open, Luxembough, Zurich, Hasselt.
I don't think it's smart to resort to advoiding the top players early on. Well not fully. Just play tournis where there won't be too many or where she knows she has the advantage. Not many top players play Indian Wells. Well the ones she has issues with. She does well on green clay.
After a while though she needs to stop playing the smaller tournis unless she feels that she absolutely has to.