Why can't Russian girls play normal schedules?
Lena D. was playing 7 or 8 weeks in a row (starting in Mexico)... until she got injured.
Vera Z. commited to play 4 weeks in a row (Bol, Berlin, Rome, Strasbourg) and then to play RG.
Lena L. is playing every tournament in the schedule and I don't even talk about Tat Panova.
My problem with that is their priorities seem to be concentrated on smaller tournaments. It's certainly great to go far in Berlin, Rome and Strasbourg, but if it is at expense of the Slam, why do it?
Vassilissa is my girl............