Actually i don't have much of a problem with Jelena playing this 10K in Germany after taking a few things into account. I think its pretty obvious Jelena will want to base herself in Europe for a few months, for stability and maybe not enough money to travel around the world, perhaps until Roland Garros, agreed?
And if you look at the tournaments on that particular week, she didn't really have much choice did she?
25th Feb - 2nd March 2008
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
25K Florida (US)
10K Sant boi (Spain, EUROPE
10K Buchen (Germany, EUROPE
10K Wellington (NZL)
10K Benin City (Nigeria)
So, by staying in Europe, she could only choose from the 10K in Spain, or in Germany. As Capriolo, the 25K before Buchen, is on carpet it's easy to see why she chose the 10K in Germany. She'll be accustomed to the carpet surface from the week before,hopefully
Now, the week after! As far as I know, there are 5 tournaments running. The WTA tournament in Bangalore, a 50K in Las Vegas, another 10K in NZ, a 10K in Spain on clay, and a 25K in Belarus played on Carpet. My best bet is that she'll commit to the tournament in Belarus. Firstly because its on carpet, and secondly because it's still in Europe.
What does everyone else think about her scheduling so far?