Re: MADRID 2013 Mission: Snatch That #500!!!
After the ruggedness of Stuttgart, I certainly don't mind an easier draw for Maria. Though, by no means do I think this is a cakewalk. Hopefully, she gets a few quick, straight set wins under her belt.
Overall, I have no expectations for this tournament. If she makes a deep run and has a chance to win, that's great. If she loses early, that's fine too. As I've said before, I'm just waiting for Rome/RG because that's where I believe Maria needs to be her most focused and at her best. Madrid is just a little warm-up to me.
And I hope Maria doesn't get the number one ranking before the French. She doesn't need that extra attention and pressure. I like it when she's the hunter. Let Serena continue to get all the fawning and slobbering by the media as the unbeatable number one. Besides, if Serena dropped to number two, it would just give her an excuse to use her "I've got nothing to lose." garbage yet again if she met Maria.....