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What other tournaments should/will Monica enter this year?

...if she is healthy? Here is a list of the tournaments till the end of the year. I will bold the ones I think she should enter. If she plays all these tournaments she will have 20 for the year. She will most likely be dropping the points (best 17) from Charleston, Dubai and maybe Doha.

May-20
Internationaux de Strasbourg Strasbourg, FRA $170,000
Open De Espana Villa De Madrid - Trofeo Volkswagen Madrid, ESP $170,000
(She is commited to this one according to sources.)

May-27
Roland Garros Paris, FRA

Jun-03
Roland Garros* 2nd Week

Jun-10
DFS Classic Birmingham, GBR $170,000
UNIQA Grand Prix Vienna, AUT $170,000
Tashkent Open Tashkent, UZB $140,000 32/32/16 HO

Jun-17
The Britannic Asset Management Int'l Championships* Eastbourne, GBR $585,000
Ordina Open* s'Hertogenbosch, NED $170,000

Jun-24
The Championships Wimbledon, GBR

Jul-01
The Championships* 2nd Week

Jul-08
French Community Championships Brussels, BEL $140,000
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo Palermo, ITA $110,000
Grand Prix De S.A.R. La Princesse Casablanca, MOR $110,000

Jul-22
Bank of the West Classic Stanford, CA, USA $585,000
She is commited to this one according to information sent to me through the mail and the website.
Prokom Polish Open Sopot, POL $300,000

Jul-29
Acura Classic San Diego, CA, USA $775,000
She is named on the website, but nothing official.

Aug-05
JPMorgan Chase Open Los Angeles, CA, USA $585,000
According to official site, she is commited to this one.
Nordea Nordic Light Open Helsinki, FIN $140,000

Aug-12
Rogers AT&T Cup Montreal, CAN $1,224,000
She is named on the website, but nothing official. I don't know about this one now since she is playing LA. I would have wanted her to play here but she needs rest.

Aug-19
Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Michelob Light*! New Haven, CT, USA $585,000
Not scheduled.

Aug-26
US Open Flushing Meadow, NY, USA

Sep-02
US Open 2nd Week

Sep-9
Brasil Open Bahia, BRA $650,000
Said last year that she planned to come back.
Big Island Championships Waikoloa, HI, USA $140,000
Kiwi Open Shanghai Shanghai, CHN $140,000

Sep-16
Toyota Princess Cup Tokyo, JPN $585,000
She planned to play this last year, but I don't know about this year.
Bell Challenge Quebec City, CAN $170,000 30/32/16 HI

Sep-23
Sparkassen Cup Int'l Damen Tennis Grand Prix Leipzig, GER $585,000
Wismilak International Bali Bali, INA $225,000

Sep-30
Ladies Kremlin Cup Moscow, RUS $1,224,000
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships 2002 Tokyo, JPN $170,000

Oct-07
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Filderstadt, GER $585,000
Maersk Air Ladies Cup Aarhus, DEN $140,000

Oct-14
Swisscom Challenge! Zurich, SUI $1,224,000
Eurotel Slovak Indoor Bratislava, SVK $110,000

Oct-21
Generali Ladies Linz presented by Creditanstalt Linz, AUT $585,000
Seat Open Luxembourg Luxembourg $225,000

Oct-28
Wismilak International Surabaya, INA $140,000

Nov-04
Tour Championships Los Angeles, CA, USA $3,000,000
Volvo Women's Open Pattaya City, THA $110,000

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I think you made a good choice.
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I think she should be looking at Grand slam to fit her schedule.

Try to take a week off before the grand slam.

Take a max of 4 tourneys between after Wimbledon and US Open, and withdraw on one of them if she went far in her first two warm up

She should be looking at playing in Eastbourne or somethign as well IMO, but that will depend how far she goes iN FO, let's say if she went to semis or more in FO, then she should go to Wimbly straight away, anything less than that she should take up Eastbourne

Take it easy in fall season, take some european tourneys this time round since year end is nove back to USA maybe a max of 3-4 tourneys after US Open

Nice and relax for Monica, so I am hoping she commit to around 8-10 tourneys after FO and I think her body should be able to cope
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I REALLY want Monica to play Kremlin Cup but I doubt she will. She'll probably go to Japan because of her contract with Yonex
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I think (hope) she may have satisfied her Yonex sponsors by playing in Japan in February, so she won't have to make another long and tiring trip to Tokyo.

I think she should play only 2 tournaments (at most 3) before the US Open. She'll probably be playing the FedCup tie in July.
She should play:
Stanford San Diego and Canada.
Canada is a Tier I, and she always does well there. I"d also like to see her finally win the San Diego tournament where's she's reached the final 7 times!


After the US OPEN:

Obligatory defense of title in Bahia.
Take a nice 6 week break from the heavy summer schedule
Linz (light turnout, she's always wanted to play there, indoor warmup)
Los Angeles.

There's a week off between Linz and LA, (for Fedcup) so she should have time to travel and prepare.
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I'd say

Stanford
San Diego
Canada
US open
Bahia
Tokyo
Kremlin Cup
Swisscom/Linz (Whichever)
Los Angeles

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