Re: Mutua Madrid Open 2012
I'd really want her to win one of them anyway. Even if she wins in Madrid. I'm sure she'd be fit enough for 2/3 matches in Rome then she could withdraw citing fatigue or some injury. She'd have a title and sufficient matches on real clay to refresh her memory ahead of RG.
Or 3/4 matches here would leave her fresh enough to do well in Rome again.
And this is the reason why Madrid is Mandatory on WTA, you think any of the real box office stars would play there if it was Rome that was Mandatory?