Will Anna travel to China to defend Guangzhou next week?
Will she stay in Europe and enter Luxembourg? Stuttgart?
Or will Anna just take it easy until Moscow?
Sep 18th, 2007, 11:11 AM
This is the actual schedule for Anna.
So, 5 Tournament in a row, I think Anna skips one (Stuttgart? Zurich?).
Sep 18th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Stuttgart is before Moscow.
Anna's going to Luxembourg (I think she'll be top seed) instead of defending her Guangzhou title. It makes sense: more points, more money. Hopefully she'll do better on the European trail than she did in 2005 when she hit that awful slump.
It looks like Anna is scheduled for all of those five tournaments in a row! She obviously wants to gear herself up for the big one in Moscow and there's big points to be had at Zurich. I think she should pass on Linz if she can.
Sep 18th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Yes, sorry and so 5 Tournaments in 5 weeks!
Sep 19th, 2007, 12:09 AM
That can't be right. She has to take a week off.
I would skip Stuttgart and play the Tier I's.
Sep 19th, 2007, 02:28 AM
It wouldn't surprise me either if she skipped Stuttgart. It's a very strong field and it would do her good to get to Moscow early in preperation for her biggest title defence yet.
I think Anna might be on the list for all these tournaments because she wants to make sure she'll definitely qualify for Madrid. If something goes wrong early on she's got another tournament lined up as back-up. But I can see that if she does well and qualifies she'll try to withdraw from one or more of these.
Sep 23rd, 2007, 01:59 AM
Hopefully she doesn't play all these tournaments I don't want her to get injured