Originally Posted by Chrissie-fan
Makes sense. And I suppose that there's not that much difference between a mandatory and a premier5 in terms of how important they are. If anything the Italian title is even more prestigious because it's been around since the 1930's and many of the biggest names in history have won it. But it would be cool if Maria could get her name on that Madrid trophee as well before her career is over.
Yes, although she is going for 3 in a row in Rome as well. I think she'd be one of the few players to do that if she achieves it, and I'm not sure she could win both back to back, even in IW and Miami you have days in between and these matches are on clay (plus even if she could going into RG as defending champ AND undefeated would be an immense weight)
For me it really all depends on how the new surface they've put down plays.