Why is Aga playing 2 leadup tournaments before the AO? I don't believe she has ever done that to start a season
Just hope she doesn't expend too much before the main event.
Well, she's not the only one to do so (Kerber, Li, Wozniacki are doing it too). Auckland was mainly because she received an appearance fee I think. Also, the WTA had probably asked her to play it to give a top 10 player to the organizers who had to face the competition with the new event of Shenzhen the same week.