Originally Posted by networthy
Best of luck to Karolina.
However, when it comes to ranking points (and money), these $220K tournaments are worthless. In Brisbane, based on her ranking, Karolina should reach only the final round of qualies. That would give her 10 points and $860.
If instead she had played next week's $50K ITF in China, she would be seeded #1 and expected to win the tournament. That would give her 70 points and approx. $7,000.
Yes, but if it's on a different surface, in a whole other time and climate zone etc., a week before a slam...probably not a good idea.