Next week Nicole will be playing Stanford. Since Lindsay withdrew, Nicole will now be the #3 seed! She didn't play here last year, so she has a great chance at earning ranking points. The field isn't that strong, so with a nice draw - I think Nicole should reach at least the semis.
Looking to the future / Stanford event long on youth
"There are a lot of future stars here,'' Barrett said. "I wouldn't be surprised, in the next 18 to 24 months, to see one of these players win a Grand Slam."
Among the brightest of the young stars in the field is No. 3 seed Nicole Vaidisova, ranked No. 12 in the world.
The 17-year-old Czech reached the French Open semifinals this season. She defeated top seed -- and reigning Wimbledon champion -- Amelie Mauresmo in the fourth round of the French and then knocked off Venus Williams in the quarterfinals. Vaidisova has won six professional titles in her young career.