Who were the "other players" each year? This is interesting...
1997 - MJ Fernandez (Berlin)
1998 - Schnyder (Hannover), Testud (Filderstadt)
1999 - Zvereva (Eastbourne)
2000 - Halard (Eastbourne)
2001 - Dokic (Rome, Tokyo Nichirei, Moscow)
2002 - Hantuchova (Indian Wells), Rubin (Eastbourne, Los Angeles), Maleeva (Moscow), Schnyder (Zurich)
2003 - Sugiyama (Scottsdale, Linz), Dementieva (Amelia Island)
2004 - Bovina (New Haven), Molik (Zurich)
2005 - Molik (Sydney), Safina (Paris), Kirilenko (Beijing)
2006 - Ivanovic (Montreal), Bondarenko (Luxembourg), Chakvetadze (Moscow)
Prior to this year the only players who have won Tier II + and never been ranked in Top 10 during their careers were Elena Bovina and Maria Kirilenko.