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BMW Malaysian Open

BMW Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Apr 14 - Apr 20
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Portugal Open

Portugal Open

Oeiras, PORTUGAL
Apr 28 - May 03
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18
Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 11 - Aug 17

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,440,070
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. 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 and Victoria Azarenka.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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
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  • Quotable Quotes: Singapore & More

    August 23, 2013
    Does Li Na like the WTA Championships moving to Singapore? How does Victoria Azarenka feel about her new stamp in Belarus? What did Martina Hingis compare Kimiko Date-Krumm to?
  • WTA Diary: Farewells & Fresh Starts

    August 20, 2013
    Catch up on all the action from a busy week on the WTA, including a fond farewell to Marion and coaching changes for Maria and Sam.
  • Azarenka Conquers Serena & Cincy

    August 18, 2013
    Victoria Azarenka clearly announced herself as Serena Williams' biggest threat for the US Open title, beating the World No.1 in a nail-biter in the final of the Western & Southern Open on Sunday.
  • Hsieh & Peng Still Perfect In Finals

    August 18, 2013
    Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke for the Western & Southern Open doubles title. The Wimbledon champions are now 7-0 in WTA doubles finals together.
  • Bartoli: Player Reactions On Twitter

    August 18, 2013
    Marion Bartoli announcing her retirement was a surprise for everyone, including her fellow WTA stars, who shared their reactions on Twitter. Sabine Lisicki, Petra Kvitova, Kim Clijsters and more...
  • Quotable Quotes: Messages For Marion

    August 18, 2013
    Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Li Na, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray were all asked about Marion Bartoli's sudden retirement in Cincinnati this week - here's what they said.
  • Marion Bartoli Announces Retirement

    August 18, 2013
    Marion Bartoli, who just weeks ago fulfilled her lifelong dream of winning Wimbledon, announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday.
  • Azarenka Moves Past JJ & Into Final

    August 17, 2013
    Victoria Azarenka won a battle of big returners in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, beating former No.1 Jelena Jankovic for a match-up with current No.1 Serena Williams.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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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