Originally Posted by !VamosRafa!
It's a real shame she skips these events, because last year if she played one of Montreal/Cincy she would have been No.1 at the end of the year...
There are no guarantees that Maria can win any matches when she plays injured. A case in point is her 2013 Wimbledon loss to de Brito. It's fair to say that if Maria can lose to de Brito, she can lose to any other WTA players.
Maria, being injured, could've entered either Montreal/Cincy or both last year, but lost her first match(es) and earned 5 or 10 points.
The hope is that Maria plays well when she starts to compete again.