Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the world's top-ranked teenager, helped out at the official draw ceremony Saturday.
Flavia Pennetta and Gisela Dulko said they would dye their hair if they made Doha. That day came in Moscow.
Li Na at Sunday night's Kremlin Cup player party. Li hopes to improve on an 0-2 career record here this year.
Olga Govortsova, who reached her biggest career final in Moscow last year, at the player party on Sunday.
The Bondarenkos, Kateryna and Alona, at the player party. Both would win their first round matches Monday.
Flavia Pennetta, one half of the world's top doubles team of the year with Gisela Dulko, at the player party.
Svetlana Kuznetsova, a former No.2 and winner of two Grand Slams, at the Kremlin Cup player party Sunday.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova received a tournament gift on the way into Sunday night's player party in Moscow.
Alisa Kleybanova, who won her first two career titles this year in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul, at the party.
Jelena Jankovic, the 2008 champion at the Kremlin Cup and this year's No.1 seed, at the player party Sunday.
Dinara Safina, one of two Russians ever to rise to No.1 - alongside Maria Sharapova - at the player party.
Vera Zvonareva withdrew from the tournament due to injury but still kept up appearances at her home event.
Victoria Azarenka had to miss last year's event due to a hip injury but returns this year as the No.2 seed.
Jelena Jankovic at All-Access Hour on Monday. Jankovic already has a Premier title this year, at Indian Wells.
Li Na, who this year became the first Chinese player ever to reach the world's Top 10, at All-Access Hour.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, just 19 years old, met the Russian media at her very first All-Access Hour.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez won a see-saw duel with Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round, 61 57 61.
Dominika Cibulkova's magic was extinguished in the second set but she beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's game was strong in the second set but she fell to Dominika Cibulkova, 76(5) 26 60.
After a dramatic three set win over Petra Kvitova, Kateryna Bondarenko took part in an autograph session.