I hope she doesn't...even though she hasn't played that many matches this year (despite playing 10 tournaments), she really does need this week off to prepare properly IMO....also, she does need to start cutting down on her events for people to start taking her seriously.
I know that she was the finalist here last year, so has points to defend, but i hope she can get a couple of good results before then to make up for it, so she doesn't feel like she NEEDS to play here.
No. Her most likely schedule for the grass season is to defend her Birmingham title and then take a week off.
However, I think for the grass season only, Jelena should skip Birmingham and play Eastbourne instead. The points that she'll drop won't matter because she most likely won't be seeded 8 or better and she really needs a rest before making a surface change.