Originally Posted by DownInAHole
Well, I think that the hope was that she would win some matches and build some momentum heading in to a slam. Obviously that did not happen but I'm not convinced that her time would have been better spent working on her game. How much work could she realistically do in a week?
More than she could have done in cold, wet, rainy Brussels. This isn't even just purely game wise, there was also a question of her desire on court which had looked very questionable recently. She was never going to build any momentum in Brussels unless she come away with the title (very unlikely), it was always going to end with a bad loss. Her time might not have been better spent working on her game, but that is the fault of her team seemingly having no idea how to get her out of this.