The 32-player field in San Diego, led by top seed Jelena Jankovic, is packed with good players. Here are some of the first round contests worth watching:
Alisa Kleybanova vs. Aravane Rezai
Daniela Hantuchova vs. Marion Bartoli (6)
Alona Bondarenko vs. Dinara Safina
Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Nadia Petrova
Ana Ivanovic vs. Shahar Peer (7)
Yanina Wickmayer (8) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
Only Jankovic and 2nd seed Sam Stosur have byes in the first round. Ivanovic, Gisela Dulko and Dominika Cibulkova have wild cards.