Ipek Senoglu and Vera Zvonareva hit some mini-tennis during a shopping mall promotion in the city.
Vera Zvonareva and Ipek Senoglu met one of their youngest fans during the shopping mall promotion.
Vera Zvonareva, Vera Dushevina, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Patty Schnyder and Aravane Rezai posed outside the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, the site of the Istanbul Cup's opening ceremony.
Hadise, who placed fourth in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, performed at the opening ceremony.
Vera Zvonareva, ranked No.7 in the world and the No.1 seed in Istanbul, gave a pre-tournament press conference.
Aravane Rezai, a finalist in Istanbul in 2007 and the No.4 seed in 2009, won her opener in straight sets.
Patty Schnyder, seeded No.2, was ousted in the first round by Paraguayan veteran Rossana de los RÃos.
Rossana de los RÃos beat world No.19 Patty Schnyder for her first win over a Top 20 player since September 2001.
Mariya Koryttseva beat world No.7 Vera Zvonareva in the first round, her first career win over a Top 10 player.
Anabel Medina Garrigues signed for fans during an autograph session at the Whirlpool booth on Tuesday.
Vera Dushevina took some time out after her second round win on Wednesday to visit the Whirlpool booth.
Ipek Senoglu and Yaroslava Shvedova upheld their top seeding with a first round win in doubles Wednesday.
Anabel Medina Garrigues made a Whirlpool visit after winning her second round match, meeting and greeting her Turkish fans.
Turkey's Pemra Ozgen took the first set on Anabel Medina Garrigues but would eventually fall to the No.3 seed in three sets.
Turkey's Pemra Ozgen posed for photos at the Audi booth. Audi is the official transport provider for the Istanbul Cup.
Vera Dushevina helped present a lucky crowd member with a new microwave during a visit to the Whirlpool booth.
Anabel Medina Garrigues celebrated her 27th birthday with cakes on court and in the press room.
Lucie Hradecka and Renata Voracova posed with their trophies after capturing the doubles title on Saturday evening.
Champion Vera Dushevina and runner-up Lucie Hradecka held their trophies up after Sunday's singles final.
Vera Dushevina rejoiced after beating Lucie Hradecka in the singles final, 60 61, in just 41 minutes.