I spoke to a friend of mine today and shes pretty good friends with Marias coach michael joyce. He told her that Maria is feeling very good but that they are taking their time coming back because hes worried about her starting back on the clay. he said the conditions are much heavier and to play consecutive days on the clay in the cold is not ideal conditions for the shoulder.He also said that the french open will probably be her first tournament back because the balls are lighter and she can get a day off in between matches.She might possibly play a small tournament the week before to get some matches.He alo said that coming back will be tough and doesn't want her to feel any pressure and work towards feeling her best during the summer hard court season.He also said that they are frustrated because its taken longer than the doctors first said but that there is no doubt that she will be back and that hes very impressed by how she has handled the whole situation. He also said shes only 21 and has many more years to play and her future is more important than rushing back .He alo told her that coming back from shoulder surgery is very tough and that the constant rehab has been very gruling on both of them ,but he said Maria is one of the toughest people he knows and that if anyone will come back stronger its her. anyway thought i'd share my info with all of you counting the days to her return just like I am.
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A small tournament with most players ranked between 30 and 70, which would be perfect IMO for a comeback ; what's more :same conditions as French open (same balls same courts), and only 2h away from Paris.