Re: Indian Wells-Miami
I agree that she needs to focus more on the smaller events as these are the ones which are more winnable for her. Look at JJ, the win at Bogota has really cheered her up and provided her with confidence she also lacked. Unlike Ana, who is higher-ranked JJ is still in the competition. Another good example of how can so called MMs help to build a strong contender is Ana's actual opponent, Errani. A year ago she was mocked for being MM queen but look at her, she is still in top 10, consistent and going strong. She is fantastic in doubles, scoring wins over the Williamses with Vinci etc etc.
So, sometimes, less truly is more. If Ana chose a better schedule and went to venues like Brussels instead of Stuttgart or Birmingham instead of Eastbourne it could make a difference.