Maria Sharapova has been suffering with an upper respiratory infection and had to withdraw from this week's tournament in Paris. She was scheduled to play in Dubai next week, but her name does not appear in the draw.
The decision was announced today: The French Open will remain at Roland Garros.
Fashion note: During her week in Paris, Yanina Wickmayer was sporting some Bethanie Mattek-Sands-style black knee socks. Wickmayer plays wild card Bojana Jovanovski in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Speaking of apparel, he WTA Tour is still not offering any fan merchandise featuring the tour's new name and lame new logo.
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova is the top seed in Memphis next week. The next two seeds are Sofia Arvidsson and Melanie Oudin.
Aravane Rezai is expected to return to the tour for the tournament in Doha.