Originally Posted by Monzanator
She doesn't really need any breaks. Shes played the least tournaments among Top 10 players and I fear this lay-off will hurt her chances come Istanbul
I feel quite the opposite. If Maria gets to YEC, she has absolutely no pressure. If she loses to anyone - it was the ankle's fault! And they'll be so gutted to lose to a "hobbled" Sharapova, they'll put too much pressure on themselves. Masha can just come out swinging and take some scalps. At least that's how it plays out in my head...