The Forest Hills Tennis Classic is a small Tier IV tournament that takes place at the same time as Pilot Pen Tennis. Since it is so small and it is played right before the U.S. Open, it tends to get overlooked, but it is certainly worth mentioning. This year's top seed is Pauline Parmentier, who won Bad Gastein last month. Parmentier is joined by such players as Peng Shuai, Ekaterina Makarova, Iveta Benesova, Marina Erakovic, Sofia Arvidsson, Vera Dushevina, and Carla Suarez Navarro.
The above list, in fact, constitutes half of the draw. The Forest Hills Tennis Classic is played at the former site of the U.S. Open. Last year's winner was Gisela Dulko.