Much ado was made about the fact that Rabat champion Maria Sakkari and finalist Jo Konta had to play their first-round matches at the Premier Mandatory in Madrid the day after their final.
Ignored in all this were Prague champion Jil Teichmann and runnerup Karolina Muchova.
They, too, had a tournament this week.
Muchova took a late pass on the $60K ITF in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Teichmann, ranked so low she was in qualifying on the original list, ended up in the main draw and is going as planned.
She drew … countrywoman Timea Bacsinszky in the first round.