Originally Posted by Chrissie-fan
Me neither. But I didn't see the point of playing Brussels or Rome either. After Madrid when it became clear that she wouldn't do anything whatsoever on clay this year she just should have taken a gamble and forget about the rest of the claycourt tournaments. Start practicing on grass as if your life depends on it (and in a way her tennis life DOES depend on it) while everyone else is dirtballing. If she would have prepared on grass for six or seven weeks while everyone else has only two weeks it would give her a big advantage. Not that she would be a contender for Wimbledon by any stretch of the imagination, but she could with the right draw possibly make the last 16. That's nothing extraordinary perhaps, but it's decent. It's definitely better than losing match after match to opponents who can't remember the last time they won a match.
Well she had to play Madrid, that was mandatory. But what you are saying is all in hindsight, everyone thought she could atleast squeek a match in Brussels because of the depleted field. Obviously we were wrong... I honestly think she just needs a month-long break or maybe more, she looks burnt out mentally.