I thought that hingis would have a first round bye but I saw in another thread that she's up against bammer in the first round. I had it in my head that tier 3's offer first round byes to the top 2 seeds. Strasbourg gave the top 2 seeds first round byes last year but last year Gold Coast didn't. Although in previous Gold Coast tournies they've offered first round byes (e.g 2003). I'm confused - what's the rule here cuz they're all over the place at the moment?!
Well other tourneys seem to have unique draws..... Birmingham, a Tier 3 with a 56 draw, Amelia Island, a tier 2 with a 56 draw.... I don't know the answer but assumed it was down to the tournament itself - more likely to get a top player if u offer them a bye?