Re: Maria s ranking.
6 of 1, half a dozen of the other. If she wins Toronto, she could have a bad day against a lesser player---if
her serve is off, she is essentially playing against herself---and if she beats a top player in an early round, it could give her momentum for the rest of the tournament. Winning Toronto, would make her more of a target for everybody to knock off.
But she seems so focused, and constantly improving and correcting her problems---I think winning Toronto is very much
the best way to go.