Originally Posted by Volcana
This year? No.
Were I her, I'd play the Tier V, play it SERIOUSLY, not like I'm a diva, win it, and get the monkey off her back. Then go win a Tier IV. Then a Tier III. Nice and orderly. There's more to winning than you know til you do it, in any sport.
i wouldnt got that extreme and downplay Tier V.......
if i were her, i would be playing weak Tier I like Pan Pacific which she did,
or weak Tier II Bahai last yr where she could be seeded 3rd,
i would rather enter Tier I Tier II MD with direct entry
than to be seeded in Tier V.........
we have to remember that Dementieva's 1st big push
is to make US Open SF without being seeded,
so playing Tier II event without being seeded
is alway better than being seeded and play Tier V.
usually a Tier IV, V are scheduled beside big events,
i wouldnt do that, coz that would show my lack of confidense,
events like Sarasota is good coz that's a low tier
without being scheduled beside big events,
she is gonna win that kinda events,
but probably not anything Tier II+