Three of the top 20 players on the WTA Tour will be participating in the inaugural Texas Tennis Open this week at the Hilton DFW Lakes in Grapevine, Texas.
The WTA returns to Texas for the first time in 16 years for one of two new international stops on the Olympus U.S. Open Series.
World No. 15 Peng Shuai is the top seed in the $220,000 tournament that runs through Saturday. Shuai is the highest-ranked player on tour without a singles title. Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is the No. 2 seed and is also looking for her first win.
Germany's Julia Goerges, whose run to the Premier level title at Stuttgart vaulted her into the top 20, is seeded third, ahead of former U.S. Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer at No.4. Sabine Lisicki, another young German who has had injury issues, is the No.5 seed.