Too many Russians. Bovina is by far the most underranked player, plus Kremlin Cup always gives WC to Russian Fed Cup players, so her WC was beyond any question. And Safina is very young, the most talented and with already a title. Also given the last year conflict with Marat, perhaps the organizers wanted to make him some little favor..
Zvonareva!? Kournikova might not get it! Got it? Kournikova!