Originally Posted by Griffin.
Maria had been injured for the better part of six months and she almost didn't play that Aussie Open. Semis was a good enough result, and besides, those losses to Henin gave Maria the impetus to switch things up like she did at the US Open final
What's so great to see is that 2012 could very well be the best season of Maria's career if she has great results at the Open and/or the YEC. This is already the only season when she's reached multiple slam finals.
Yup, imo all she needs is like a semi at the US Open and maybe a title in either Tokyo or Beijing, and 2012 is the best of her career I think.