Week #6 preview: Paris, Pattaya

Paris (FRA), Premier, $700,000
The Open Gaz de France, indoor tournament held in Paris, takes place this week and has been awarded the Premium category by the WTA. WTA #1 Serena Williams, #3 Jelena Jankovic and #4 Elena Dementieva will be the top seeds and clear favourites to the title. French hopes will be placed in youngster Alize Cornet, 5th seed, and veteran Amelie Mauresmo, 8th seed.

Pattaya (THA), International, $220,000
Another WTA International tournament will be held in Pattaya. Russian Vera Zvonareva, WTA #5 and one of the most regular players last season, will be the 1st seed and main favourite to the title, but she will have to be aware of rising youngsters Caroline Wozniacki (WTA #12) and Dominika Cibulkova (WTA #18).

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