Ashley Harkleroad has given birth to a boy, and says she may be back on the tour by summer.
Amelie Mauresmo has withdrawn from the tournament in Marbella.
Jelena Dokic's fatigue problem has been diagnosed as sports fatigue syndrome, which is pretty serious stuff, affecting the endocrine and neurological systems. I'm waiting for both her and Serena Williams to withdraw from Charleston.
Speaking of Charleston, 2004 champion Venus Williams says: "I have enjoyed playing in Charleston. The fans are very knowledgeable about tennis and really seem to rally around the event. Over the years, I look forward to returning to markets where the fans are so excited about our sport."
Ana Ivanovic is a possible nominee for the Laureus World Sports Awards, in the category of Breakthrough of the Year. The nominees will be announced April 16.