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Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 15 - Aug 21
Connecticut Open

Connecticut Open

New Haven, USA
Aug 21 - Aug 27
Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 15 - Aug 21

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,503,250
Surface: Hard
Director: Andre Silva
Since 1899, just 25 years after the first recorded playing of the sport in the United States, tennis tournaments have been staged in Cincinnati, and what is now known as the Western & Southern Open is the country's oldest professional tennis event still played in its original city.

An ATP tournament for most of its history, Cincinnati welcomed a WTA stop in 2004, and then in 2011 it became a joint event, with the men's and women's tournaments going on at the same time. It was named the WTA's Premier 5 Tournament Of The Year in 2014.

Part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the event is held about 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. It is the only tennis site in the nation outside of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to have four permanent stadiums - each of which has lights for night play.

Since 2002, Western & Southern Financial Group has been title sponsor of the tournament, benefitting Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Barrett Cancer Center and Tennis For City Youth. Champions include Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Jelena Jankovic, Li Na, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Serena Williams Yung-Jan Chan / Hao-Ching Chan
2014 Serena Williams Raquel Atawo / Abigail Spears
2013 Victoria Azarenka Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Na Li Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
2011 Maria Sharapova Yaroslava Shvedova / Vania King
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  • Vote: August's Player of the Month

    September 01, 2015
    Cast your vote now for August's WTA Player of the Month - Serena Williams, Belinda Bencic, Angelique Kerber or Petra Kvitova?
  • Karolina Pliskova & The Selfie Challenge

    August 25, 2015
    Karolina Pliskova has hit 393 aces and won 41 matches this year, but how many selfies can she take in 30 seconds? WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox finds out.
  • USANA & The WTA's Change Makers

    August 25, 2015
    Every time a WTA player hits an ace, they raise money for a great cause - and it's doubled for USANA Ambassadors. Which WTA Rising Star hit the most aces in Cincinnati?
  • Serena Uses Her Phone 26 Hours A Day

    August 24, 2015
    Yes, that's right - Serena Williams uses her phone more than humanly possible. But how many apps does she have? What are her favorite apps? WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox investigates!
  • Serena Williams: The CNN Interview

    August 24, 2015
    Serena Williams sat down with CNN and talked about everything from women in sports, Venus, pre-med, karaoke and going for history - watch the big interview here!
  • Halep Back To No.2 On Leaderboard Too

    August 24, 2015
    Simona Halep isn't just back at No.2 on the WTA Rankings this week, she's back at No.2 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard - read all about it on wtafinals.com!
  • Serena Edges Halep & Wins Cincinnati

    August 23, 2015
    Serena Williams held off a fierce challenge from Simona Halep for her fifth WTA title of the year at the Western & Southern Open. How many finals in a row has she won now?
  • Caroline Wozniacki Meets The Fans

    August 23, 2015
    Caroline Wozniacki took some time out in Cincinnati to meet some of her many fans - and this time, she was the one who asked the questions. See what happened here.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Serena Williams Yung-Jan Chan / Hao-Ching Chan
2014 Serena Williams Raquel Atawo / Abigail Spears
2013 Victoria Azarenka Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Na Li Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
2011 Maria Sharapova Yaroslava Shvedova / Vania King
2010 Kim Clijsters Maria Kirilenko / Victoria Azarenka
2009 Jelena Jankovic Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2008 Nadia Petrova Nadia Petrova / Maria Kirilenko
2007 Anna Chakvetadze Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Sania Mirza
2006 Vera Zvonareva Maria Elena Camerin / Gisela Dulko
2005 Patty Schnyder Laura Granville / Abigail Spears
2004 Lindsay Davenport Jill Craybas / Marlene Weingartner
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