Re: Nadia in 2007!
The most important thing for Petrova in 2007 is her health. In order to avoid anymore injury related problems, I really hope that Nadia learns how to schedule her tournaments correctly.
My ideal schedule for Nadia would consist of the following 17 tournaments:
If Nadia performs poorly at any of these events she can always take a last minute wildcard as she is now a gold-exempt player. If she does decide to enter any events last minute, it is preferable for her to consider tier 1 events first (Tokyo, Indian Wells, Zurich, Rome).
You may have noticed that I have excluded Amelia Island as one the events for 2007. Miami is still a mandatory event, and thus will count as on the 17 tournaments used in the rankings. The last thing I want is for Nadia to play a whole month without any R&R. We are all very well aware of what happened this year, when Nadia did not take any time to recover.
During the off-season, I really hope Nadia works on her mental strength. It is very important that she not go into mental lapses against the big players (Sharapova) during the most important points of the match. Another major change in on-court attitude wouldn't hurt. I know it has improved this year, but the attitude still needs a lot of work. It cost her two matches at the YEC.
"Child,you really think you're gonna win Roland Garros
with Vera in the draw?"