Lindsay Davenport, the former world number one, returned after having her son Jagger Jonathan. Davenport competed in her first singles tournament this year, and had not played a professional match in 51 weeks. However, Davenport immediately found form and defeated Eleni Daniilidou in straight sets. After this, Davenport raced through her match with Julie Ditty and then stunned rising world number 3 star Jelena Janković, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4. Davenport defeated Sara Errani in straight sets in the semifinals before taking the title by defeating her doubles partner Daniela Hantuchová in the final.