Re: Maria returns to action in Beijing :)
Yes, she is playing Moskow, probably singles and doubles. Nadia and Maria are very close in qualifying for the doubles YEC, it would be stupid not to try being so close. But in principle I'm totally with you, she should skip doubles for the next few years from 2013 onwards. Azarenka did it this year and look how much her results in singles improved.
And our Masha can win her doubles slam anytime at the end of her career.