Originally Posted by ozza
The downside to there being no premiers next year the week before the French Open is that out of form top 10 players simply won't be able to play to tune their games. I highly doubt Caro is going to commit to a clay international (Aga probably will, just it will be in Katowice instead). It's a pretty bad situation tbh, and another one that the WTA seem to have put a lack of thought into.
Perhaps the WTA just figures that Brussels hasn't got strong enough draws to justify it having premier status.