Last year Henrieta Nagyova was the top-seed at Warsaw. This time she's headed for qualifying. Due to the departure of Hamburg, which moved it back a week in the schedule, the J&S Cup has really grown in stature. Now $700.000 in prize money and Tier IIA status.
The entry list could be stronger, even though I find it highly appealing myself. They are only getting the mininum from each layer of the Gold Exempt list. And it seems there is actually someone missing. One of these five should be a guaranteed show: Lindsay Davenport, Monica Seles, Amelie Mauresmo, Justine Henin, Anna Kournikova.
A WC for Kournikova, and the two regular wildcards for Domachowska and Sakowicz?