While it does not have the strength of last year's field with Cirstea, Siniakova, Krejcikova etc, there are some story lines here. Krunic and Gasanova have been mucking around in the 150s they have the game to play in the WTA and this is an opportunity to get points and start 2022 on a positive note. Hontama has been hot and could go deep. Vikhs has really hit bottom, dropped her rank by 73 to 239 this week, she was so good at 2019 IW, looked like a top 50 player. Good chinese players if they do come, Xinyu really winning WTA matches and Qinwen playing well also.