Originally Posted by ma re
Call me crazy, but I actually wouldn't mind it if she would draw a seeded player in R1. OK, not necessarily Azarenka, but someone who could provide her with a learning experience and someone who would be a big challenge for her. Why? Because she usually chooses to play weaker events and in those she is rarely in a chance to face someone really good. Her objective is #1, so she should, from time to time, face someone who is close to the top of the game, just so that she gets the idea how far she still has to go. I understand that valuable points are at stake, but she can make up for those in some other events, and she is not defending that much after all, in the first half of the year. Not to mention that she would have an open path to quite far into the tournament if she would somehow scrape a win. Now, who would be a good draw...
I hope she draws Cadantu and then maybe some higher seed for round 2.
I agree that whoever she draws it can't be that bad, if it's a great player she will get valuable experience and if she gets someone not so good she would have a chance to win and earn big points!
It's very exciting time.
We'll just have to wait for some MD withdrawal for Donna to get in, probably we'll know it very late but surely she will be in MD.