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US Open

US Open

Flushing Meadows, USA
Aug 29 - Sep 11
Dalian Women's Tennis Open - Dalian, China

Dalian Women's Tennis Open - Dal...

Dalian, CHINA
Sep 06 - Sep 11
Coupe Banque Nationale

Coupe Banque Nationale

Quebec City, CANADA
Sep 12 - Sep 18
HASHIMOTO SOGYO JAPAN WOMEN'S OPEN TENNIS - Tokyo

HASHIMOTO SOGYO JAPAN WOMEN'S OP...

Tokyo, JAPAN
Sep 12 - Sep 18
Guangzhou International Women's Open

Guangzhou International Women's ...

Guangzhou, CHINA
Sep 19 - Sep 24
Korea Open Tennis

Korea Open Tennis

Seoul, KOREA
Sep 19 - Sep 25
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
2016 Karolina Pliskova Barbora Strycova / Sania Mirza
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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  • Ostapenko’s Selfie Scavenger Hunt

    August 29, 2016
    For tennis fans, snagging a selfie with their favorite player is the ultimate prize. But what happened when we sent Jelena Ostapenko on the ultimate selfie scavenger hunt?
  • Champions Corner: Karolina Pliskova

    August 22, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Karolina Pliskova unlocks her greatest career achievement after a mid-season reset. Hear from the Czech on her Western & Southern win.
  • What They Said: The Best Of Cincy Press

    August 22, 2016
    It was a long week in Cincinnati, and the WTA's top players had a lot to say. Watch all the best press conference moments, right here on wtatennis.com!
  • USANA & The WTA's Cincinnati Aces

    August 22, 2016
    Every time a WTA player hits an ace, they raise money for an amazing cause - and it's doubled for USANA Ambassadors. How much was raised in Cincinnati?
  • Notes & Netcords: August 22, 2016

    August 22, 2016
    Catch up on all of the week's action and rankings news as the tour hits New Haven, right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Championship Sunday In Cincy

    August 21, 2016
    WTA Insider | It's finals day at the Western & Southern Open; stay tuned for all the action as Angelique Kerber goes for the No.1 ranking on the latest WTA Insider Live Blog.
  • Pliskova Shocks Kerber In Cincy Final

    August 21, 2016
    Karolina Pliskova won the biggest tournament of her young career with an emphatic victory over No.2 seed Angelique Kerber, who was bidding to become World No.1.
  • Insider Debates: Who Will Win Cincinnati

    August 21, 2016
    WTA Insider | Courtney Nguyen and David Kane reconvene for point/counterpoint argue whether Angelique Kerber can cap a stellar season by becoming World No.1.
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  • Cincinnati: King & Davis Visit Hospitals

    August 19, 2016
    Earlier this week, Vania King and Lauren Davis took a break from the Western & Southern Open to pay a visit to two Cincinnati-area hospitals.
  • Around The Grounds In Cincinnati

    August 16, 2016
    Check out what Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza and Belinda Bencic are up to in Cincinnati around the grounds at the Western & Southern Open!
  • Cincy Gallery: More Glory For Serena

    August 17, 2014
    It was celebration time after Serena Williams picked up her first Western & Southern Open title with a defeat of Ana Ivanovic.
  • Cincy Gallery: All About The Fans

    August 14, 2014
    From autograph sessions to WTA Live All Access Hour presented by Xerox, the WTA stars and WTA fans have been getting closer throughout the week at the Western & Southern Open.
  • Cincy Gallery: Early Round Action

    August 14, 2014
    The first two rounds of the Western & Southern Open featured glory for some WTA stars and surprise losses for others.
  • Cincy Gallery: More Snaps From Cincy

    August 18, 2013
    From visits to the USANA booth to a shocker in the press room and the Emirates Airline US Open Series trophy doing the rounds, see the best pics from off the court at the Western & Southern Open.
  • Cincy Gallery: Get The Party Started

    August 13, 2013
    The WTA stars are in Cincinnati and have already been shining off of the court - kids clinics, autograph sessions, WTA Live All Access Hour, the SAP announcement... see the best pics here!
  • Cincinnati Gallery: Memories From Cincy

    August 20, 2012
    On-court drama, baseball stars and photos from the finals - all that and more, right here.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2016 Karolina Pliskova Barbora Strycova / Sania Mirza
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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