I really think that Maria should play this tournament. The AO was too quick and she didn't play much. She won 5 matches in one hour each and lost her 6th match just as fast. She needs some serious match practice, especially against the top players to be ready for IW/Miami.
Maria Sharapova Na Li Francesca Schiavone Vera Zvonareva Petra Kvitova
Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tomas Berdych Juan Martin Del Potro Richard Gasquet