Just doing a few sums here. Fed Cup this coming weekend. Maybe she'll play both days. So, 2 Matches. Fly to Paris on Sunday evening or Monday morning. She has a bye in the first round. But, First match on Tuesday, then, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. That's 6 matches in 8 Days.
Ask yourselves, honestly, is she up to that.... 6 matches in half the time of the AO schedule?
I dont think so. A virus seems the likely answer and a quick flight straight back to the US, so I dont think this Thread will be needed.
We will see. AS I just posted on Fed Cup threads, Maria is now thinking not about other tournaments but Team Russia & the Olympics.
Whether she plays Paris or not, there may be sufficient interest for a thread in "Tennis Chat".
Likewise one for Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in the former Republic of Mexico, AKA the "Zetastan Open".