A short update for you. I will start in Auckland the new season 2013. It is a well known place for me where I have already played 3 times before. After that I will fly to Sydney where I play the toughest Premier Event beside Stuttgart during the year. This will be also the last test before the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
In all three tournaments I will play doubles with my consistent partner Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova.
I prefer being pessimistic to being optimistic. This way, if she crashes out in R1 against #131 Scrubby Scrubbovic it just goes "as expected", and when she actually goes far in a tournament I am positively surprised. Let's face it, if you are being optimistic Julia is going to disappoint you pretty badly from time to time.