Finally, Naomi Osaka (10th in the world ranking) will be in the first big event that the WTA will have on the professional circuit. The Japanese asked for an invitation, after not registering on time, to play the Cincinnati tournament.
Sloane Stephens (37th) did something similar. Another is the case of a player with a lot of projection: the local Caty McNally (124a).
But the most striking thing about the wild card presentation poster is the appearance of two multiple Grand Slam winners in very different circumstances: Kim Clijsters (unranked) and Venus Williams (67th). Nothing more and nothing less.