Originally Posted by ozza
Serena is down for Doha and Dubai. But seeing as she went down in Melbourne with 2 injuries, and is currently walking around with some sort of visible strapping on her ankle, I would be surprised if she actually does. If she doesn't, she definitely won't play before Miami, but we will see. Tbh Vika should just concentrate on getting to her best level. Serena will probably get to number 1 before Wimbledon regardless. Vika won the Australian Open, but I think everyone agrees she can play better. And that is a good thing looking forward
Serena doesn´t play anything in Asia east of Istanbul (no Doha, Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing or exhibitions).
I doubt she would have played Doha or Dubai, even if she wasn´t legitimately injured.