Week #33 preview: Olympics, Cincinnati

Olympic Games, Beijing (CHN)
There was a big expectation on the Olympic Games as most of the leading players had announced their presence, but withdrawals of big stars Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova due to different physical problems have been a little dissapointing. New WTA #1 Jelena Jankovic, WTA #3 Svetlana Kuznetsova, best player at the moment Dinara Safina and the Williams sisters will be the top contenders for the medals, but the Olympic Games are different from a tournament so many surprises should be expected, and Chinese players will be specially motivated.

Cincinnati (USA), Tier III, $175,000
This Tier II in Cincinnati will feature most of the players not taking part in the Olympic Games for different reasons, such as French Marion Bartoli and Amelie Mauresmo, Russian Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko and Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik.

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