The tournament was scheduled to be held at the DLTA Complex in Delhi, owing to the commitment to the original sponsor, but the equations had apparently changed recently. The organisers expressed confidence in finding a new sponsor and the backing of the Pune government, for the venture despite having little time on their hand.
With the total prize money having already been paid up front to the WTA, it was decided to salvage the tournament, rather than let go of it.
Saisai withdraw since she failed to get a visa to India :
❤ Hoping to see you back soon Vicky Duval ❤ SaiSai Zheng & Sílvia Soler & Garbiñe Muguruza & Kimiko Date & Varvara Lepchenko Qristina Wang & Genie Bouchard & Sam Crawford & Kaia Kanepi & Chanelle Scheepers Jamie Hampton All-Time Favourites ~ Monica Seles & Justine Henin & Núria Llagostera & Li Na