Janie, the players voted to have the Philadelphia and Chase points come off with this year's Championships. So, whatever points the players earn at this year's Championships will replace last year's Leipzig, Quebec City, Philadelphia, and Chase tourneys. That's why Hingis was under a crunch. Even if she defended all of last year's titles, she's defending a Chase title and Philly final in the same week, which of course would be impossible. Even factoring in 18th tourneys, etc., Hingis would have needed to add another event, like Leipzig or Linz, or have Capriati go out early at all of hers.