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Old Sep 19th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #17
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Re: Maria's 2013 Schedule

Misleading title, at least you could have add a question mark...

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Originally Posted by adamserenavenus View Post
Here is my view of Maria Sharapova's 2013 schedule.

Brisbane International
Australian Open
Dubai Tennis Championships
Indian Wells Tennis Championships
Sony Ericsson Open, Miami
Family Circle Cup, Charleston
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart

Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open
Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome
French Open
Aegon Classic, Birmingham
Wimbledon
Bank Of The West Classic, Stanford
Roger's Cup, Toronto
Cincinnati Open
US Open
Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo
China Open, Beijing
Sony Ericsson Championships, Istanbul

What are your views and thoughts on Maria's 2013 schedule
Thats 19 tournaments. No way she'll commit to that many, let alone play.
Since she can miss one Premier-5, Dubai is unlikely, especially if she plays FED Cup.
Also, the bolded 5 optional tournaments probably a bit much, Brisbane is no question as she wants a warm up before AO.
Playing both Charleston and Stuttgart is very redundant. One of them is more than enough. IMO she should not play any of that, a long clay season would drain her too much before Wimbledon once again. It depends on whats more important to her. And of course depends on her AO/IW/Miami too.
Birmingham... unlikely she'll ever play again, mostly because Claypova needs rest.

So, without Dubai, Charleston and Birmingham it would be 16 tournaments. Of course it is very possible she'll have more official commitments but then withdraws, just like she had Charleston this year.
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