Yu Lun, I believe there are several possibilities why she attends :
1) It is a good training before the new season (she won't attend tourneys during new year on the Goald Coast).
2) it is a team event (players are entered by country) and Wynne usually is always here for her country.
I do not believe it is for the prize money because the prizes are so small ($60,000 for 5 events. This is on average less than a $25,000 ITF tourney). Unless she got a good appearance fee, which I do not know <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .
However, in August last year, she played Fed Cup for her country i/o attending some very important events in the States. She also was present at the Sea Games after the US Open while she could have played some other important WTA tourneys (Hawai, Japan) for her career. So I do not think that money matters <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> .
[ December 19, 2001: Message edited by: Steveg ]</p>