Re: Heather Watson
Heather says she is burnt out! Having won 3 matches since Christmas and regularly going out in the first round, heaven knows how she will cope if she ever wins 3 matches in a single tournament again.
Given the length of time between the early tournaments, if you lose in the 1st round you get 2 weeks off anyway so taking a break is not much different from carrying on, except that you don't get any match practice to focus the mind.
No amount of practice can prepare you for playing someone who actually wants to beat you, thereby doing the opposite of what happens in practice sessions, actually hitting the ball where you don't want it.