Mercury Insurance Open 2012: Vania King Tries To Make A Splash

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: Vania King of USA celebrates a point in her women's singles first round match against Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan during day 2 of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The 2012 Mercury Insurance Open will be held in Carlsbad. The women's Open tournament will be viewed as a tune-up for the U.S. Open.

The La Costa Hotel and Resort in Carlsbad will play host to the 2012 Mercury Insurance Open this week, also known as the Southern California Open. The tournament is seen as a crucial tune-up for the WTA U.S. Open and will feature several top women's players.

The most notable names in the event are world No. 8 Marion Bartoli, No. 16 Dominika Cibulkova and No. 21 Jelena Jankovic. The top U.S. ranked player in the tournament is No. 36 Christina McHale. Closer to home, Southern California's own Vania King will be competing and hoping to impress with some strong play.

Here is the order of play for Monday's first round singles matches:

Beginning at 11:00 am:

[WC] Lauren Davis (USA) vs [Q] Alexa Glatch (USA)
[Q] Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) vs Misaki Doi (JPN)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs [WC] Nicole Gibbs (USA)

Not Before 7:00 PM:

[WC] Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs [6] Urszula Radwanska (POL)

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