Originally Posted by Chrissie-fan
It all depends on how far she gets in the tournaments she plays. If she commits to more than 20 tournaments and makes the semis or better on nearly every occasion it might get a bit too much. Especially considering that she rarely wipes opponents from the courts but is a "grinder" who has to work hard in most of her matches. But if she loses early in most events it makes for a different set of circumstances. It's all about finding the right balance, and it's hard to get it exactly right because you don't know in advance how well you're gonna do.
Most of the top players are playing the same tournaments. You have to make a decision about Charleston/Stuttgart (Stosur played both & Fed Cup this year), or whether to play before a slam, like Brussels/New Haven.
Stosur played 23 tournaments and 2 Fed Cup ties this year. In GM, its called vulturing when a player does incredibly well in a lot of tournaments.
But players cant assume they'll be in around 10 finals when they make a schedule.
If you have a great year (like Azarenka or Sharapova) then you have to pull out of some premiers, to be ready for majors, madatories, YEC
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