The second largest event this week is held in Tokyo. It is one out of two events held in the Japanese capital. Who will be strong enough to outfox, outsmart and outplay the others? That is up to you!
Before the main draw action gets underway, we start with the qualifying competition!
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CooCoo's Predicted Qualifiers:
1. Ashley Harkleroad USA 
2. Sofia Arvidsson SWE 
3. Séverine Bremond FRA 
4. Su-Wei Hsieh TPE
The top half saw mixed fortunes for the seeds. Ashley Harkleroad lost in three long sets to Czech Petra Cetkovska, an unexpected loss for the American. Compatriot Shenay Perry, the top seed, bowed out against Vilmarie Castellvi. Arvidsson and Lisjak are the seeds remaing and now battle it out together for a place in the main draw.
The bottom half is the domain of the seeded French women Foretz and Bremond. Bremond had no trouble in her second round. Foretz needed three sets against Fuda. Both are expected to be able to qualify.
Final Qualifying Round:
Vilmarie Castellvi PUR v. Petra Cetkovska CZE Sofia Arvidsson SWE  v. Ivana Lisjak CRO 
Séverine Bremond FRA  v. Sunitha Rao USA Stéphanie Foretz FRA  v. Shiho Hisamatsu JPN
I know I've been a liar
And I know I've been a fool
I hope we didn't break it
But I'm glad we broke the rules
My cave is deep now
Yet your light is shining through
I cover my eyes
Still all I see is you