Re: When is her next tournament?
House - If Masha is now a direct in at Budapest, that tournament starts April 23rd (next week), then she would follow at Estoril the week after on April 30th. Then she usually plays Berlin which is May 7th and Rome starting May 14th. If she does play all these she will have some good match play going into the French Open.
If Masha wants to avoid having to play qualifier rounds to make the main draw Team Kirilenko is going to have to pick tournaments with 64 slot draws or go with lower tier tournaments. Isn't it better for her to go to Estoril and get a direct in rather than going to Warsaw and maybe having to qualify to get into the main draw? The down side of Estoril is the ranking points are meager as is the prize money.