It's time to vote for August's WTA Player of the Month!
Have a look at the nominees and cast your vote before Thursday at 11:59pm ET! The winner will be announced Friday, September 4.
August 2015 WTA Player Of The Month Finalists
Serena Williams: August marked a return from injury for the World No.1, who has been dealing with elbow issues since the end of the clay court season. Williams nonetheless reached the semifinals of the Rogers Cup, only to be stopped by WTA Rising Star and fellow WTA Player of the Month finalist, Belinda Bencic. The American came into the Western & Southern Open having just lost her second match of 2015, but gutted her way to a second straight title in Cincinnati, defeating World No.3 Simona Halep in the final. Williams finishes at No.2 in the 2015 Emirates Airline US Open Series standings and the 21-time Grand Slam champion is just seven wins away from achieving the Calendar Year Grand Slam - the first since Steffi Graf (1988).
Belinda Bencic: The Swiss teenager has been in spectacular form since winning her first WTA title in Eastbourne. Unseeded at the Rogers Cup, Bencic beat a row of former Grand Slam finalists and World No.1s - Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, Sabine Lisicki, and Ana Ivanovic before ousting the aforementioned Williams in a thrilling three-set semifinal and outlasting Halep to capture the biggest title of her career. Arriving to the Western & Southern Open at a career-high ranking, Bencic kept winning in Cincinnati, taking out another WTA Player of the Month finalist in Angelique Kerber and wily veteran, Flavia Pennetta. Her eight-match winning streak came to an unfortunate end when she was forced to retire with a right forearm injury - down a set to Lucie Safarova. Bencic first announced herself to the tennis world with a run to the 2014 US Open quarterfinals - taking out 2008 finalist Jelena Jankovic en route - and will surely be one to watch during the final major fortnight of the season.
Angelique Kerber: Kerber was the story at the start of the summer, beating a trio of WTA Rising Stars (Daria Gavrilova, Ana Konjuh, Elina Svitolina) and winning one of the best matches of the year against Agnieszka Radwanska. The World No.11 then edged past Karolina Pliskova in a second final of 2015 to win Stanford - her fourth WTA Premier title of the season. The German played another tough three-setter only to come out on the losing end to Halep in Toronto and came up against a red-hot Bencic in Cincinnati. All the same, Kerber will be looking to parlay her solid form into a run at the US Open, a tournament where she made the semifinals in 2011.
Petra Kvitova: The World No.4 may be battling a case of mononucleosis, but the two-time Wimbledon winner still battled past a muderer's row of big names to capture a second straight title at the Connecticut Open. Down a set to WTA Rising Star Madison Keys, Kvitova avenged her Australian Open loss to the young American and went on to beat Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki - after trailing both by 5-3 in the opening set. In the final, she recovered from a set down once more against countrywoman Lucie Safarova, clinching her third New Haven title in four years and putting herself in good stead for a run at the US Open.
How it works:
Four finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com