Welcome to Osaka, Japan! This is the final event of the Asian swing of the 2011 season. It is also the final outdoor event of the year. This is also the final event of the year in Asia. However, with the upcoming TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, players and teams need the valuable points up for grabs in Osaka to further themselves towards qualification. Last year Kai-Chen Chang of the Chinese Taipei won this title with American Lilia Osterloh and this year she returns with another American veteran, Jill Craybas. Though this team will be a formidable threat in the top half, top seeds Vania King of America and Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova. There are many other teams in the draw, but especially with the extra motivation of Istanbul qualification, the top seeds will be extremely hard to vote. Vote now as the HP Open gets underway!
Previous Finals:New Event in 2011!
Top Half:Vania King USA/Yaroslava Shveodva KAZ 
Bottom Half: Jarmila Gajdošová SVK/Angelique Kerber GER
Vania King USA/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ  vs Raquel Kops-Jones USA/Abigail Spears USA  Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN/Shuai Zhang CHN  vs Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Angelique Kerber GER