Observations from Indian Wells
I drove out to Indian Wells today and was able to see lots of great tennis including, of course, a one hour practice session of Lindsay's as well as her match against Dulko. For me, the best thing about IW is that there are MANY practice courts on the grounds and you can watch players and their coaches/hitting partners/spouses, etc. from literally a few feet away.
The biggest surprise about Lindsay's practice was how hard her coach was hitting to her. I've seen them together before and he usually approximates the style of the woman she is about to play, but today featured seriously hard hitting from both of them. To me, her footwork seems at or very close to her old standards. She was really "recovering" her feet immediately after striking the ball, which I thought was missing in Australia and the first Fed Cup match. She also spent about 15 minutes (long for her) practicing her serve.
The wind was far worse in the stadium than on the practice court which I'm sure accounted for some of her errors, but overall I thought she looked especially sharp, particularly in dealing with the high winds. I must say, there is an almost majestic quality to her groundstrokes in person which isn't as apparent on TV.