Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey! A new date and a new surface. As it is played on hard, it marks a perfect preparation for European for the upcoming US Open. Former winners are Groenefeld, Myskina, Radwanska & Dementieva. Only Groenefeld is set to return, other big contenders are Karolina Sprem, Yaroslava Shvedova and the sister of former winner Agnieszka Radwanska, Urszula. Who will lift the trophy? You can decide. Vote now as the Istanbul Cup gets underway with main competition!
Ranking Points WTA International (32, $220,000): W - 280 F - 200 SF - 130 QF - 70 R16 - 30 R32 - 1 Qualifier - 16* Q3 - 10 Q2 - 6 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: Anna-Lena Grönefeld beat Anna Chakvetadze| 6-1 1-6 6-3 2006: Anastasia Myskina RUS  beat Urszula Radwańska POL [Q]| 6-4 6-3 2007: Agnieszka Radwańska POL  beat Alona Bondarenko UKR  | 6-2 1-6 6-2 2008: Elena Dementieva RUS  beat Sorana Cirstea ROU | 6-2 6-3