Originally Posted by Fighterpova
Even if she doesn't reach 500 wins in Madrid, she will reach it in Rome which makes it even more special. She became No.1 in Rome in 2008 and she won 2 titles here in a row
You're right that Rome is more special to me and probably to her, but a first time win at Madrid, a PM, would be really special as well and would prolong her win streak heading into Rome. If Maria wins Madrid by beating Serena or Vika, success at Rome won't seem as important to me. Win both please!