Originally Posted by joshum
Actually vika nowadays cannot handle 2 weeks in a row of tournaments except grand slams. Look at last year's madrid/rome, olympic/toronto, Tokyo/china, this year's Doha/Dubai ...sometimes I wonder if subconsciously she just forfeits one to save energy for the slams only.
She did win Beijing and Linz back to back on the back of getting sick in Tokyo too. Most your examples are just events that Vika didn't turn up to.