Welcome to Strasbourg, France - our last stop before the season's second Grand Slam. This is the last opportunity for players to boost their rankings for the seedings - and with the top 16 being seeded in Paris, there will certainly be a fight between the mid-ranked players here this week. Serena ascended to #1 last week - can she cement her position here in Strasbourg? Expect last week's Rome champ Golovin to do well in front of her home crowd.
Fresh off her maiden OWTT Final appearance Dinara Safina is hoping to continue the form that took her within one victory of her first title at Rome last week. Safina, an original tour member started season one in reasonable touch before a late season form slump which attracted plenty of doubters to her game. Since then she has worked hard and we may be beginning to see the fruits of her labour.
As the tour moves to Strasbourg our intrepid Robshots reporter tracked down the Russian to hear her thoughts on the upcoming tournament, life on the OWTT and all things Safina.