Originally Posted by Светльо
This Olympic cycle in order to qualify a player has to play 4 ties instead of 2. I doubt that she will be willing to play 2 times in a single year hence she has to play now. It will be on clay; there was a rumour that Tarpishchev will call her plus when she was asked in IW it didn't sound as she was ruling it out completely. It will be a nice prep - playing Cibulkova and that other girl. Anyways, she really deserves a full week of rest now
she is not playing in this tie . Tarpischev has already confirmed, If Russia advances into the Final we might see Masha participating.
as for ITF rules, they made concessions already, to be eligable for Olympics Masha needs to play 3 ties in 4 years or something like that