The North American tennis player Mónica Seles, number 5 in the present ranking of the WTA, has confirmed her participation in the Open de España Madrid 2012 III Trofeo Volkswagen. Therefore, Seles becomes number 1 in the tournament followed by Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario and Patty Schnyder. During this year Monica Seles has reached the semifinales in four WTA tournaments: the Australian Open, where she lost to Martina Hingis; Dubai, eliminated by Mauresmo; Indian Wells, loosing again against Hingis and Miami; where she was defeated by the number 2 of the world ranking, Jennifer Capriati. The tennis player born in Croatia already won the Open de España in 1992. The Spanish tenis will be represented in this international tournament by Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Magüi Serna, Marta Marrero, Vivi Ruano, Gala León, Angeles Montolio and Cristina Torrens-Valero.
The final phase is completed with the presence of Patty Schnyder (20th in the WTA ranking), Iva Majoli (31), Katarina Srebotnik (49) and the Northamerican Chanda Rubin, number 64. The classifying phase will be disputed the 18th, 19th and 20th of May, and the development of the main phase will take place from May 21st to May 25th, date of the end of the tournament.