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Moving on to the women's half, top 16 seeds have received bye into the second round. Serena Williams as usual holds the top seed, who despite having won the Wimbledon was knocked out in the third round in Rio by Elina Svitolina.


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However, she is the defending champion and things may go a lot smoothly for her in Cincinnati. Wimbledon runner-up Angelique Kerber is seeded second, who just won the Silver medal for her country in the Olympics, losing to Monica Puig in final. The German has had a pretty terrific season so far, having made it to the world no. 2. Having been placed in the relatively easier bracket, she should reach the last eight comfortably. Agnieszka Radwanska is also playing in the tournament, who was knocked out in the first round in Rio. Former world no. 2 Garbine Muguruza too is playing here as the fourth seed. However, the player to look out for is definitely Simona Halep, who has won her last two tournaments back to back. Having won the Montreal Masters already, she will be certainly keen on repeating a same here in Cincinnati too.


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Other players include Svitolina, Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani and Dominika Cibulkova. This tournament is going to be an exciting one to watch, so make sure you don't miss out on the action.


Posted: 17th August 2015


The Western & Southern Open is an annual Premier Mandatory event on the WTA Tour, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event that is played on outdoor hard courts, will celebrate its 87th edition on the ladies side this year. The reigning champion is Serena Williams who will have an excellent chance to go all the way and nab a large portion of the $2,000,000 of total prize money. She had a fairly early exit in Toronto which could make her even hungrier for the title here.


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She probably doesn’t really care if she can nab another title before the US Open or not, but it could not hurt to do it. Regardless if it happens or not, she will be the favorite in Flushing Meadows as well. There, she will be try to complete her first calendar Grand Slam. If we take a look at the previous Cincinnati winners, we can see that the event allowed a number of different players to hoist the trophy.


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In fact, somewhat remarkably, the last 19 titles went to 19 different players, dating back to 1967. Of course not being held between 1989 and 2003 certainly helped regarding this interesting statistic. The event became a Premier Mandatory event back in 2009 and the organizers enjoyed a steady income of superstars ever since. Five of the last six winners are current or former word number ones.


Posted: 11th August 2014


This tournament is going to be taking place on outdoor hard courts and has the prestige of being a part of the Womens Tennis Association (WTA). It will be held between the dates 11th August and 17th August, 2014.


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With total prize money of over $2,369,000, this tournament will be one of the biggest that takes place in the area. It has been held annually in in Mason, Ohio at the Lindner Family Tennis Center United States. It is the 86th edition of the famous Cincinnati Masters. In the year 2013, Western And Southern Open singles was won by Victoria Azarenka, while the doubles was named by Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei. Last year’s champion Victoria Azarenka is getting part this year too and is all set to fight hard against the talented players like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. Some other famous names taking part this year includes Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitová, Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic', Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Dominika Cibulková, Flavia Pennetta and Carla Suárez Navarro.


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Excitement of the tennis lovers is at its peak, they can’t wait to see their favorite players perform and win this prestigious trophy.


Posted: 12th August 2013


With the hard courts of Cincinnati bustling with life and frenzy, WTA Western & Southern Open announces its arrival on the 12th of August, 2013. The matches have been scheduled to end on 18th of August, 2013. $ 2, 369, 000 have been set aside for the champions this year, the sources reported.


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The organizers have voiced their expectations of a warm welcome from one of their oldest hosts, a wish which, so far, has come entirely true. With the 20 leading players pouring into Cincinnati for matches, the competition has been wrought into a tight deadlock. While Serena Williams maintains her number 1 world position, Azarenka defends her second ranking. However, Cincinnati has been luckier for the third, as the news reminds us of her 2011 title of WTA Western & Southern Open. Radwanska, currently number 4 on the world players list, has returned with a vengeance, this time determined to cross the quarterfinals. Li Na, the 2012 champion has also set foot in the courts to defend her title.


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While talking to the press, the authorities and critics have expressed the expectations of a fiery tournament, and a successful venture. The reserve of tickets remains, till date, unexhausted for a bigger audience.


Posted: 13th August 2012


The WTA Tour holds a premier level event this week called the Western & Southern Open, not just a women's event either, but a combined ATP World Tour and WTA Tour competition. It is played in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States, for a whopping prize purse of $2,168,4000 and features a singles draw of 54 and a doubles draw of 28. This event is scheduled to begin on the 13th of August, and it will be followed by the New Haven Open at Yale, another premier level tournament that starts on August 19th in New Have, Connecticut.


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The most recent tournament that has been played on the WTA Tour was the Rogers Cup, which was played in Montreal, Canada, on hard courts outdoors for $2,168,400. Petra Kvitova was the winner of the singles event and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Kristina Mladenovic took the doubles. This city has been hosting tennis since 1899, just a quarter of a century after the first time tennis was recorded as being played in the United States. Past champions of this tournament include Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Lindsay Davenport and Kim Clijsters.


Posted: 15th August 2011


The WTA Tour heads to Cincinnati, Ohio this week for the Western and Southern Open, a Premier Level tournament that is held outdoors on hard courts and features a purse of $2,050,000. It starts on August 15th and has a singles main draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 28. This tournament will be followed by the New Haven Open at Yale, held in New Haven, Connecticut starting August 21st. The most recent finished tournament was the Mercury Insurance Open, which started on August 1st and was won by Agnieszka Radwanksa in the singles and Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik in the doubles.


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The top seed for this tournament is going to be Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark while Kim Clijsters will take the spot of the second seed. Vera Zvonareva from Russia is the third seed and Victoria Azarenka will be fourth. Fifth and sixth seeds are Maria Sharapova and Na Li from China, and Petra Kvitova and Francesca Schiavone will be the seventh and eighth seeds. Sign up now to get access to live tennis online, right from your computer or mobile device. You can start watching tennis online instantly from ATP, WTA or ITF tournaments.


Posted: 12th August 2010


The Women's Tennis Association goes to Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States for their next tournament, which is going to be held August 9th through the 15th, This is a premier level event that is officially titled the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, and it will features a double draw of 28 and a singles draw of 56, one of the largest WTA Tournaments on the Tour. If you want to watch WTA Tennis streams then get your membership at the banners on this page for WTA tennis live right from your computer.


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The tournament features a huge prize purse of $2,000,000 for these ladies, some of which are big stars in the world of women's tennis. It takes place on hard courts outdoors, and is part of the Olympus U.S Open Series, which also have events in Atlanta, Stanford, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Toronto, Montreal, New Haven and New York. This tournament is joined by the men, and last year the top seed for the tournament was Dinara Safina. It came down to a match between her and Flavia Pennetta and Safina came out on top to win the 2009 title.


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This year, here are some of the players that you'll see on the courts for this tournament. Safina will not be defending her title so the top seed this year is Jelena Jankovic from Serbia. Second is Alexandra Dulgheru and third is Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. We also have Samantha Stosur, Alona Bondarenko, Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova from Russia. Also, last year's runner-up, Flavia Pennetta will be playing. You can watch WTA Tennis online right here, by getting your membership at the links. You'll get access to high quality video from the courts.


Posted: 7th August 2009


August 10th starts a big tournament for the ladies of the WTA. It's the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open, with a big purse of $2,000,000 on hard outdoor courts. The singles draw is 56 and the doubles is 28. The tournament is in Cincinnati, Ohio and will be from August 10th through the 16th. Last year's tournament ended August 17th, 2008, and the final was between Russia's Nadia Petrova and France's Nathalie Dechy. That ended with Petrova beating Dechy in two sets, 6-2, 6-1. In the last game of the doubles, Maria Kirilenko and compatriot Nadia Petrova defeated Su-Wei Hsieh and Yaraslova Shvedova 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.


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This tournament is part of the Olympus U.S. Open Series, which includes the LA Tennis Open, The Indianapolis Tennis Championships in July, The Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, DC, the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, played this month, Rogers Masters and Rogers Cup, Pilot Pen Tennis, as well as this tournament and the U.S. Open which will be held August 31st. This tournament not only includes the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open, but also the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters, for the men.


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Commitments to play this year make the women's field the strongest in a very long time, but the men's is looking good too. Eighteen of the world's top 20 tennis players will be playing, with Dinara Safina and Serena Williams headlining. Sister Venus will also be competing and Svetlanda Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva and Kim Clijsters as well. For the men, Roger Federer will compete, Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray as well as 2008 finalist Novak Djokovik. Don't miss this exciting event. Get your membership at the banners on this page to watch this tournament in high quality video streams. It all happens August 10th through the 16th.


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Posted: 15th August 2016

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