Originally Posted by Cajka
Well, if she tanks February, she won't be #12 seed in IW, so she won't do well there. Serena won't play IW, so with her current ranking Ana would be #12 seed, but other girls can easily overtake her ranking spot if she doesn't show up in February.
Yes. It is extremly importatnt for Ana to win Pattaya, at first place because she needs 12th WTA title, she needs to experience the trophy in her hands ASAP. Also, being #11 seed in IW would be a great position. Possible opponents in 4th round would be Errani, Kvitova or Sam, so she would have a great chance for another quarterfinal and clash with some of the top 5 players for the spot in the semis.