And once, Tier IV even. However, not some colossal amount.
Madrid is her 7th such event since the beginning of 2000. That's about 2.5 per year, and none of them were actually played just for the sake of playing a Tier III. OK City 2000, Madrid2001, Madrid2002 were all the earliest she could get back from an injury. OK City 2001 was defending a title. Doha was a favour to the tour.
Japan Open and Shanghai were to appease sponsors, one of which I think was opposite a German tourney.
Anyhow, as for the results. Better than some players who make the potentially embarrassing dip in competition. Madrid 2001 was a Monica clearly injured, did not play for 2 months before and 2 months after, and capped the only 3 match losing streak of her career. Madrid 2002 is not yet complete. The other 5 = 5 titles.