Originally Posted by ozza
Madrid is 64 women draw. It's actually 3 matches to defend (she beat Jankovic, Pervak, Barthel last year), but the principle still applies.
Stuttgart isn't *that* packed this year. Caro will be a top 8 seed (unless all of the top players are going to request a WC, there is only 1 WC spot left too). There's no Serena, Azarenka or Radwanska.
Sharapova and Li play Stuttgart though. But it probably doesn't matter because it would already be a great achievement with where her game is at if she survived enough rounds to get to them.