Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$
yes it makes a difference ... for example she plays 15 events and has 2 0s then she can only count her best 14 ... it could make a difference in whether she is #1 or #2
remember last year Aga Roma Radwanska would have been SEWTA #1 is Azarenka had not showed up in Rome and played a match
Since 2010 Maria has played (and I mean played in person) 13 WTA events each three past years so there's not a chance she exceeds the 16 limit regardless of the "0". And two of those "0" are counted in because she hasn't played a single International since Auckland 2011 (since she stopped playing Birmingham, her trademark MM in the past). Current ranking lists Maria as having played 16 events but those are 13 scores + Olympics + four zeros "0" (two MM and one for Rogers Cup from which she has withdrawn). One of those zeros (Doha) is replaced by the Olympics though. So, effectively two of those "0" don't count since MM aren't mandatory.
Maria Sharapova: Mind Over Matter
FITD: Winner - Portoroz 2010, Tashkent 2011, Istanbul YEC 2011; Suicide: Winner - Fes 2011, Memphis 2012, Nuernberg 2013, Sofia TOC 2013, Hobart 2015, Tianjin 2015
TT: Winner - (Singles) Tashkent 2012; (Doubles) - (w/Broseghini) Cuneo 100k '10; (w/Peek-A-Boo) Contrexeville 50k '10; (w/JustPetko) Bucharest 75k '10, Nantes 50k '10, Marbella '11, Washington '11, Linz '11, Istanbul YEC '11, Opole 25K '11, Pattaya City '12, Tashkent '12, Pune 125k '12, Memphis '13, Carlsbad '13, Marrakech '14, Washington '14