Be sure to check out the WTA's pre-Istanbul gallery. There are some great photos there.
Here are some good profiles of players who could be named WTA Player of the Year.
Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova are blogging from Istanbul.
Stacey Allaster's contract has been extended through 2016. Perhaps, by then, she'll start referring to herself as someone of the female gender, and perhaps she'll also figure out how ridiculous and sexist it is to install vocal measuring devices. In the meantime, here's hoping she continues her support of Yanina Wickmayer.
Douglas Perry writes about women's doubles and calls it the "best kept-secret in sports."
Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters will play an exhibition match at the Diamond Games in Antwerp in December.
Voters at Tennis.com have chosen Maria Sharapova as most likely to win the WTA Championships; she got far and away the most votes. Sharapova won the Championships in 2004.