On the 4th of September, Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Dementieva were the third and fourth to qualify, respectively Elena Dementieva has enjoyed a remarkable season that was begun by winning 15 consecutive matches including titles in ASB Classic and Medibank International Sydney where she defeated the top two seeds Serena Williams and Dinara Safina, she then reached the semifinals of the Australian Open losing to eventual champion Serena 6–3 6–4.She then reached the finals of Open GDF Suez losing to Amélie Mauresmo 7–6(7) 2–6 6–4.When Serena beat Kim Clijsters in the subsequent final she was booed and the sisters have not played there since."They know their game very well, so maybe there is not so much fight in the end." In her later statement Dementieva said: "I do not think for one second that matches between Serena and Venus Williams are family decisions.
Dementieva played one of the most memorable matches on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009 when she was defeated by Serena Williams in the semifinals of Wimbledon (6–7(4) 7–5 8–6) in a marathon that lasted nearly three hours.
This is Safina's 2nd appearance and is trying to win her first match as she went 0-3 last year.