Welcome to Cincinnati, USA! Although it's in the same week as the Olympics, Cincinnati still has a qualifty field.May top players will have to bring their best to take the trophy home.Last year's winner Bethanie Mattek is here,but her defense won't be easy.Her biggest threat is Russian "It-Girl" Maria Kirilenko.Julia Vakulenko from the Ukraine and Nadia Petrova from Russia have been very successful on the tour.Completing the favourites are France's Marion Bartoli,Britain's Anne Keothavong and who knows maybe Amelie Mauresmo.Even the qualifying contains strong players, i.e. Mathilde Johansson,Stephanie Dubois and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.Vote Now as the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open get underway!
Ranking Points: W - 140 F - 100 SF - 65 QF - 35 R16 - 20 R32 - 1 Qualifier - 4* Q2 - 3 Q1 - 1 * If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.
Previous Finals: 2005: Patty Schnyder SUI beat Chanda Rubin USA | 3-6 6-2 6-4 2006: Marta Domachowska POL beat Sania Mirza IND | 6-3 6-1 2007: Bethanie Mattek USA beat Sania Mirza IND | 7-6 6-4
OUT OF COMPETITION First Section: Amelie Mauresmo FRA 
Second Section: Katarina Srebotnik SLO 
Third Section: Maria Kirilenko RUS 
OUT OF COMPETITION Fourth Section: Tamira Paszek AUT 
Semifinals | LIVE:
Vania King USA vs Katarina Srebotnik SLO  Maria Kirilenko RUS  vs Nadia Petrova RUS