I actually disagree about the entry lists. Lindsay didn't sign the player commitment contract for this time of the year, a month ago she had nothing scheduled after Beijing, then she suddenly enters Linz, a tournament she hasn't played in 5 years and QC a tournament she's never played in a country she hasn't played in in 6 years. Lindsay entered these tournaments because she missed the Zurich deadline and didn't want to sit on the next in list. The tour isn't forcing her to play these tournaments.
Yes, she can pullout, but as of now she's playing them.
Like I said, I see those entries, because she made them herself, as a sign she is to continue.
Honestly, I'm not sure how many times I've read or heard Lindsay say that it may not look like she's having fun, but she is. Yes it's not fun to lose to players that she should beat, and it's not fun when you're missing your best shots for whatever reason. Yes it's not fun to have your fitness be an issue. If she didn't enjoy playing she would quit, that's what she keeps saying. That's really the only thing that is keeping her out there.
If she shelves the season here, in my opinion she quits here. Her ranking, which is already dead, will be barely top 30. She won't want to come back from that.
She is at another one of those crossroads. Honestly, I wasn't sure if she was going to come back this summer either. But she did.
I'm basing my opinion on what she said in Beijing and her entries. To me, it sounds like she'll keep going. That she knows now where she is and what it'll take for her to get back. It's a question of how much she still wants it. If she still wants to play and begin the march back, she'll keep going.