Serena talked after her French Open loss that she was considering possibly taking a WC to a grass warm up. I'll be surprised if she plays here though.And I'm not sure why singling out Serena...? Of all top players out there, she's the last one I would expect to see now in a warm-up grass tournament.
I think the late wildcards are somewhat limited depending on ranking, so it might not have been possible to get a late entry to Birmingham.I don't get why not just Birmingham (both are Premiers or not?), because here you basically have to tank in the 3rd round.
Grass court tennis is different, less taxing. Unless you do a Isner-Mahut or Isner-Kando and are a toast for the next match. No such problems in best-of-three for ladies. Obviously pushers and clay courters will still find a way to play 30-shot rallies even on grass :SNE:These Top 10 WC's are always a waste before a major. They want a few matches at most, and know not to wear themselves out before the major starts.