Originally Posted by perseus2006
This year is brutal for the top players, especially Pova. Pova played an amazing Clay Season and is in the hunt for W. Usually after W she can take a break but this year she has to stay on the high point for the Olympics. Then without a break, she right into the USO run!
That's a lot of tennis for Pova! Her durability has been fantastic so far this year but there are limits, aren't there? My thoughts:
Pova goes all out for W and Gold, then, if she goes deep at those events, plays USO without a warmup tournament, regardless of a third zero against her ranking points and probable loss of #1 as a result. But she needs a rest period somewhere or gc-spurs prediction for a short run at USO takes on a life of its own.
I think she'll play Cinci. Not playing anything would mean four zero pointers, being Doha/Dubia (whatever it was this year), Charleston and Toronto. At least I think it would. She could only afford to do that if she won Wimbledon really.