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post #1906 of (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

What do we think Vika's US summer schedule should be (if someone knows it, post it and this post will be a waste of time )?

The options (excluding internationals which I can't see her playing) :-
22/07 Stanford (Premier)
29/07 Carlsbad (Premier)
05/08 Toronto (Premier 5)
12/08 Cincinnati (Premier 5)

I think we can all agree there is no way she should be playing New Haven so I won't even list that. I think she should be playing 2 of these. Obviously the two Premier 5s are where the biggest points are on offer, but I'm not sure she should play 2 events back to back like that. Am I right in thinking that because she didn't enter Cincinnati last year, she has to this year? If that is the case I think she should play Carlsbad, Cincinnati. Historically she has tended to play Stanford, but I tend to like the schedule of tournament-week off-tournament.

Vika is defending next to no points during this period, and obviously it's a big chance to rack up points. More important though is preparing for a charge at the US Open.

For reference Vika's known schedule in upcoming stretch :-
06/05 Madrid (Premier Mandatory)
13/05 Rome (Premier 5)
27/05 French Open
24/06 Wimbledon
26/08 US Open

ps. For any Americans dates are in dd/mm format .
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