Sorry if that's been asked already, but August schedule is incredibly dull (two 50K and nothing higher) whereas July was packed (15 tournaments of 50K or higher including six 100K).
What's behind that huge difference?
It´s tradition that January and August are "empty" months on ITF circuit. Last year there was even a week in August, where no above 10k tournaments were held (only such week during the year). There was supposed to be one more 50k in Spain (during the week of USO qualies), but as most of the other Spanish tournaments it was canceled. Most of the top 250 will be busy playing in America anyway.
Did you also notice Sofia (Allianz Cup) has also been downgraded, didn't it used to be a 100k, now a 25k
Hardly surprising, considering that there will be Pironkova´s season ending championship later in the year