Re: week 18: Estoril-Int, Gifu, Indian Harbour Beach-$50k, Wiesbaden-$25k + 4 x $10k
Another reason may be that in June there is also Rosmalen, on grass. After 2-3 weeks playing on grass, then switching to gravel and back again to grass may not be so wise. We'll see what happens, in any case, when she does well in Japan, her ranking will improve and allow her to play more 50.000$ and higher tournaments. When you are around WTA 310-320, it is often impossible to get on a MD in a 50.000$ tournament in Europe. Not so in Japan (she will be each time on the MD the next three tournaments), and if she can - during this 1 month - collect some good results, it will be a lot easier to get on the MD here in Europe.As has been said before here, the main issue is "to stay healthy".