Welcome to Birmingham, Great Britain! The short grass season kicks off here at the DFS Classic, with our first ever tournament on this surface.
Eastern Europe battles it out
Two Russians, a Slovakian and a Czech are the last four players in the PYW event of Birmingham. The two biggest favourites for the title are in the bottom half, even though Russian Maria Kirilenko is the only player of the lot to have never won a title.
The first semi final goes between Nicole Vaidisova, who crushed another Eastern European, Ukraine's Tatiana Perebiynis, in the quarter finals, and Evgenia Linetskaya, who arrived in Birmingham after losing the Paris final last week.
Kirilenko's opponent in the second semi final is PYW #1 Daniela Hantuchova, who will be sure to consolidate her number one position, whereas Kirilenko continues her rise on the rankings. Out of all four semi finalists, Hantuchova was the only one to lose a set, namely to British wild card Elena Baltacha. Will she still have energy left to take out Kirilenko?
Go ahead and vote for who you want to win the following matches:
Nicole Vaidisova CZE  v. Evgenia Linetskaya RUS  Daniela Hantuchova SVK  v. Maria Kirilenko RUS