Re: Alexandra Dulgheru's Warsaw defence one of the best things to happen on tour in '
Dulgheru wasn't fading into obscurity before she defended her title, as you said. She reached the semis of Barcelona and the 3rd rounds of both Rome and Madrid (with wins over Dementieva and Safina) leading up to her title defence. Since then she reached the semis of 's-Hertogenbosch on grass too. Even without her title, she falls comfortably within the top 50-100 bracket and I expect her to produce some strong results for the remainder of the year.
But yes, I agree that her Warsaw double was good for the tour.
Casey Dellacqua, Jelena Jankovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld,
Jelena Dokic, Mirjana Lucic, Sara Tomic, Sloane Stephens
Melanie Oudin, Kiki Bertens, Kaia Kanepi, Alison Riske