Will the IW-Miami Mandatory affect the Belgians?
When the Belgians retired, Indian Wells was not mandatory. Out of curiosity, I wanted to see if either had consistently played the events back to back. According to the numbers, Justine would be ripe for an upset.
Clijsters-IW-2000-2005, 21-4, 2 titles
Clijsters-Miami-2000-2003, 2005-2007, 20-6, 1 title
Henin-IW-2001-2002, 2004, 2006, 13-3, 1 title
Henin-Miami-2001-2003, 2005-2008, 15-7, 0 titles
Summing up, Clisters has played both 5 times, last in 2005, Henin 3 times, last in 2006, before that in 2002. Hopefully they both hold up.