Top qualifying seed Kaia Kanepi was eliminated from Cincinnati qualifying in the first round today. Kanepi was defeated 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 by qualifying wild card Hsieh Su-Wei.
Also going out in the first round of qualifying were 3rd seed Elena Baltacha (def. by Julie Ditty), Sania Mirza (def. by Bojana Jovanovski) and Alison Riske (def. by Vania King).