Has entered Bastad qualies as well. Looks like she doesn't want to play smaller (I mean 25k) events anymore
Why was Bastad so weak last year? The first seed in Qualies was ranked 254, but this year Anett is barely in with her rank
I think, along with what Meelis said, that there were a lot more 25Ks then. Although I do remember there being a series of 25Ks that Anett didn't enter that were exceptionally weak so maybe more players are sticking around in Europe this time? There will also be some withdrawals.
Qualifying draws are now more packed pretty much everywhere.
In 2014 - winning one match in WTA qualifying gives one point more than winning two matches in 25k MD and winning three matches in WTA qualifying gives as many points as winning three matches in 25k MD (but more money).
In 2013 and before - win in WTA qualifying < win in 25k MD.
As a result players are more likely to sign up to play WTA qualifying.
This is one of the changes I endorse. But at the same time wouldn't there be more stronger players playing WTA which would lead to weaker players sticking to 25Ks to get more points, meaning that in the end there would eventually be a balance?
I guess the non-points benefits of WTA tournaments even in Qualifying attract players.
BTW Meelis, if a player comes through Qualifying, do they get moved to the (better) MD hotel or must they stay in the Qualifying hotel, perhaps even on their own, for the duration of their tournament?
There are some other good photos on Twitter. She seems a lot more muscular, although looking at last years photos, the biggest change was from 2012 to 2013, which aligns with her improved results, and also with the 16-18 age when girls start to stop growing but fill out more.
I think she looks better in black
Hopefully the Högstedt partnership will start here
Estonian Doubles WC in Sweden for Becca and Anett
Oh and BTW, just to rub it in a tad more, Radwanska plays Dellacqua 1st up on Centre Court
Only 1 more point was needed