She is simple not that kind of player, so why to use formula which not works for her even when she is at her best??? What is next experiment - to try playing with left hand or to use one handed backhand?
Also if she really want to back her old aggressive game style - it's no matter actually is her opponent #40 or #70 ranked because it's almost all depending on Ana (winner or UE after just 2-3 long rally). Stuttgart+Rome+Madrid (+Paris) is very good and logical claycourt schedule for Ana. Also don't forget that at her worst Ana is out of WTA TOP50, but even in that shape she is still TOP20 player at clay!
Is she? We don't know that.. we might find that out in Stuttgart+Rome+Madrid+RG... but we don't know if she is top 20 on clay... Last year she surely wasn't, barely got points on clay, and didn't beat anyone in the top 40. And honestly.. Ana was playing 100000 times better this time last year, than she is playing now.
And what used to work for old Ana doesn't work for new Ana.. it's two completely different players. What you probably need to realize is that Ana needs to play matches.. if you see the patterns she is following lately, you can conclude logically that she has no idea about match management anymore. That is because she has barely played in more than one year.. she needs to get lots of matches in, so she learns how to manage a match again, and doesn't get so nervous while playing.. to make it a normal thing. Match management is even more important than getting her forehand together.. She can be hitting amazing forehand after amazing forehand, that if she doesn't have match management in her, she will get to clutch time and start to miss everything because of pure nerves. Choke the match away, as she has done a number of times in the past year. And she can only get match management if she plays lots of them, no matter which scrub the opponent is. So.. unless we expect her to suddenly start to play well, like a miracle, and beat top ten players left and right (because she will be getting top 10 players in the first couple of rounds of the clay tournaments she has in her schedule), then she won't be getting many matches at all. She will maybe play 4 or 5 matches, with luck, in 3 tournaments. Sorry, but that's nothing.. nothing.
Besides that.. she should put as a goal to be seeded for RG.. and that means she needs to get about 800-900 points during clay season. That's a LOT, so she might as well try to play more tournaments. She only has 15 counting to her rankings, out of 16 possible.. so she has a 0 for not playing, 2 0s for missing out on mandatory tournaments, 1 for Eastbourne and Tokyo, 5 for USO and IW... she can try to at least replace those 1s with some new tournaments.. If she doesn't get enough points she will be unseeded for both RG and Wimbledon.. and she might as well get a top 10 player in the very first round, which only makes things tougher. Ana is 0-6 against top 10 since Linz, and losing in the first round of RG and W would most probably mean Ana could drop out of the top 100.. maybe not even get into the main draw of the USO. She should try to hack up points left and right now, and that means playing tennis, as much as posible.. not running away from her problems, not get delusional thoughts of greatness.. just be realistic and get herself realistic goals, and fight for them.
Anyway.. I don't expect her to add any tournament, so don't worry Cp6uja. She will keep her top 10 schedule, whoring up WCs until the end of the year.. maybe then she will get some perspective.. Right now she will probably go WAG a bit.. then go practice.. and then go play those tournaments.. I think practice does nothing for Ana at the moment, she just can't execute in matches anything she has done well in practice, most probably due to her being a complete nervous wreck everytime. So I can only hope she does a whole lot of fitness during this training block, because she has been looking completely out of form.. her footwork has never been worse, and she is mistiming her shots all the time, getting past balls or not reaching to them enough. Her fitness is totally down the drain.. maybe if she improves that a bit, she can at least be on the ball, which will make her make less stupid UEs.