After a bye in the first round in Cincinnati, Sara beat Daniela Hantuchova in the second round: 6-4, 6-4. Sara started the match really well, going 4-0 up, and she even had breakpoints for 5-0. A few games later everything looked different though, as Hantuchova had points for 4-4, but Sara fought these off and served the set out two games later. In the second set, she took an early break and never let go of that.
In the 3rd round, Sara faced Venus Williams once again. After losing to her at the Olympics, Sara lost again now. Williams was just too strong: 3-6, 0-6.
In doubles, Sara and Roberta won their first match: 6-4, 6-4 over Rodionova/Voskoboeva. In the quarterfinal they will play against 5th seeds Hlavackova/Hradecka.