Re: STUTTGART 2013: Aint no backseat in my Porsche!
I would accept first or second round flops from Maria at Stuttgart, Madrid, and Rome if she went on to defend her Roland Garros title. Majors trump everything.
And Stuttgart 2012 remains Maria's greatest tournament, in terms of her overall performance and consistently high quality of her game, since the 2008 Australian Open. Those back-to-back-to-back matches against Stosur, Kvitova, and Azarenka were pure brilliance.