I think Maria has entered so many tournaments because they (her team) expect her to lose early at at least one of them. Remember, it's all about getting better, and not the results, according to Maria anyway.
The Sharapova Slam
Wimbledon 04US Open 06 Australian Open 08Roland Garros 2012
Maria Sharapova Cold, cold, cold! Just spent the last week in Munich training and now I am off to Moscow for Fed Cup. I am looking forward to getting on the court and competing, did not like that feeling I had walking off the court last time I played. I am also playing the OPEN GDF SUEZ (WTA Paris) for the first time, so I have a nice schedule over the next few weeks.