Should Venus play and defend Istanbul
Venus won Istanbul last year and used the tournament to get some match play going into the French. She got some good hitting in with some quality opponents who couldn't really threaten her too much as she rebuild her game. Should Venus add Istanbul, defend her points, get match play and improve her seeding?
She would probably be tired, but the only way to build up stamina and match toughness would be to build up stamina and match toughness. I remember when I was learning to run and build endurance but wasn't very fast. I joined a running club and asked the instructor, how do I run faster. His answer was just run faster. Your legs will adjust and eventually you'll be able to run fast and long. Don't know if it is quite the same and I don't want her to get injured before Wimbledon, but I really would like her to do well at the French Open after last year's disappointing run.