Week #24 preview: Eastbourne, 's-Hertogenbosch

Eastbourne (GBR), Premier, $600,000
The biggest grass event on the way to Wimbledon is being held in Eastbourne. The draw is spectacular with 15 of the Top-20 players here, including 10 of the Top-13, with only Dinara Safina (in 's-Hertogenbosch) and the Williams sisters missing it. The list of favourites is long, including Russians Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva and Nadia Petrova, Serbians Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic, youngsters Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska, French Marion Bartoli and Amelie Mauresmo and Australian Samantha Stosur.

's-Hertogenbosch (NED), International, $220,000
Despite being an International-level event, the Dutch tournament on grass presents an interesting draw headed by WTA #1 Dinara Safina, who is the biggest attraction and main favourite for the title. Besides Safina, other interesting players taking part are Daniela Hantuchova, Flavia Pennetta, Alona Bondarenko and promising youngsters Dominika Cibulkova, Sorana Cirstea and Birmingham champion Magdalena Rybarikova.

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