Indian Wells is one of the two $2,000,000+ tourneys of the season (with the Ericson Open).
With the Grand Slams events, these are the two tourneys not to be missed in the season due to the new WTA point system.
I agree with you that Wynne decision will be hard to take. I believe it will also depend on her doubles partner decision (whether to play the Fed Cup or not).
Therefore, quite some incertitude on the outcome.
If Janet and Wynne want to make it at the end of the year at the Master Series, it is certain they can not afford to miss Indian Wells.
If I have more information on this issue, I'll let you know. My guess is that it will depend on the team performances in the first tourneys of the year (including The Aus Open).
As for the Middle East tourneys, I hope they will not be canceled due to the present unrest in the area.
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