Originally Posted by goldenlox
You play Rome because it's a Premier 5. I don't see how practicing away from a tournament will miraculously turn things around. If she took this week off she might have gone to watch Rory. Still might do that.
If this is the way she's going to play the rest of her career, a few extra days practicing away from a tournament wont mean much
You don't have to play Premier 5s. It's not about miraculously turning it round, there is no instant fix, but turning up week after week and losing early is unlikely to be the answer. Any confidence she did have in her game before this clay season has probably been completely sapped out of her, now almost certainly she will be going into the hard court season with no confidence. Of course part of the problem is her team don't seem to know what to actually do anymore, but then that is a problem with your team.
The only chance Caro will probably get to work on her game now will be after Wimbledon, she has to use this time wisely, that means not going on vacation etc., it has to be like a mini off-season.