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Brasil Tennis Cup

Florianopolis, BRAZIL
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Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Nanchang, CHINA
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Aug 03 - Aug 09
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Aug 10 - Aug 16
Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 17 - Aug 23

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,400,490
Surface: Hard
Director: Vince Cicero
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
2014 Serena Williams Raquel Kops-Jones / 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
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    July 30, 2015
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  • Where The Top 20 Are Playing This Summer

    July 29, 2015
    The summer hardcourt season kicks off in just a few days - so where's everyone playing this summer? Here are the Top 20's playing schedules leading up to the US Open.
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    August 20, 2014
    Abigail Spears has been piling up the WTA doubles titles with Raquel Kops-Jones - they just won their 10th - but Spears has another big talent. Want to see it?
  • Brain Game: Serena Vs Ivanovic

    August 18, 2014
    Take a look back at the Western & Southern Open final between Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic but this time from a statistical perspective, all courtesy of Craig O'Shannessy and SAP.
  • Serena Wins First Cincy Title

    August 17, 2014
    Serena Williams beat Ana Ivanovic to win her first Western & Southern Open title and take a step closer to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
  • Kops-Jones & Spears Win 10th Title

    August 17, 2014
    No stranger to success in US summer hardcourt events, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears were victorious in the Western & Southern Open final.
  • Brain Game: Ivanovic Vs Sharapova

    August 17, 2014
    Take a look back at the Western & Southern Open semifinal between Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova but this time from a statistical perspective, all courtesy of Craig O'Shannessy and SAP.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Serena Williams Raquel Kops-Jones / 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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