Once again, Sasha is just following through with everything she stated from the get go.
Example: Sasha said in her official comeback announcement that she would like to get a second GP assignment in order to get the much needed experience, and she got it. Likewise, Plushenko only wanted COR, he got it. No big mystery. The skaters express their individual wishes to their separate federations & hope for the best. In this case, it worked out for both just fine & dandy.
Now the big long wait throughout the summer to hear bits & pieces of all the skaters programs, elements, costumes, music, et al, until F-I-N-A-L-L-Y the start of th season. Boy is it gonna be a looooooong hot summer.:boohoo: