Originally Posted by Jechijo
It's very important for Maria to keep this #2 so that she'll have to face Azarenka only in finals and sooner or later Azarenka will start losing before finals!
I actually think it's better for her to play Vika before the finals.
She sucks big time in finals post-injury against anybody bar her bitches aka Stosur & Jankovic. Her mental strength in finals nowadays seems just non-existent.
In QFs & SFs she usually plays much better so she might have a better chance of beating Vika had they met earlier.