Unfortunately you are right, she will not play Rio because of the doctors advise her to rest the shoulder a bit longer . Not this worries me big time, that after playing 3 tournies she needs to have to shoulder rest. Time will tell. The article is in Portugese, I am sorry for our Brazilian friends they will not see her play there, but so is Vera.
Maybe later, but not now. I believe she gains most now from playing the MD's. Of course, risk is she meets a top player soon and goes out (as it is as a qualifier), but it will makes her stronger to be pushed. I agree she has been unlucky and not much match practise, she needs more, but who guarantees she will play more than 1 qualy match at the moment. Just my opinion, but who knows she will qualies eventually, especially in GS later in the year.
I don't believe there is a limit to the WC you receive, that is up to the tournament directors/sponsors. She has 8 SR's to use though for being injured longe than 6 months and she has used none so far (apart from the one she can use for GS in OZ). Her PR is 15 I believe, so using it would get her easily in any tournament.
This thread is to add information about Vera's 2019 schedule. Any news or information on where she will play can be put here.
Week 1 Shenzhen (lost in SF)
Week 3 AO qualies (lost in QR1)
Week 5 St Peterburg (lost in SF)
Week 8 Bupapest (lost in R1)
Week 10 Indian Wells (lost in QFR)