Wuhan Open

The Wuhan Open (currently sponsored by Dongfeng Motor) is a tennis tournament held in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and organized for female professional tennis players. It is one of the Premier 5 tournaments on the WTA Tour and made its debut in the 2014 season.

Wuhan Open
2019 Wuhan Open
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Tournament information
Founded2014
Editions6 (2019)
LocationWuhan, Hubei
China
VenueOptics Valley International Tennis Center [1]
CategoryPremier 5
SurfaceHard / Outdoors
Draw56S/32Q/28D
Prize moneyUS$ 2,828,000 [2]
Websitewww.wuhanopen.org/en
Current champions (2019)
Women's singlesBelarus Aryna Sabalenka
Women's doublesChina Duan Yingying
Russia Veronika Kudermetova

The Wuhan Open is one of three Women's Tennis Association events in China that were new to the calendar in 2014, bringing the total number of women's professional tournaments in the country to six.[3] It is also one of two Premier-level stops in China. The tournament was scheduled in 2014 to run during the week of 22 September, and took over from the Pan Pacific Open held in Tokyo, Japan as a Premier 5-level event, thereby making it the second largest women's tennis tournament in East Asia, after the China Open in Beijing.[4][5] It is on the calendar between the aforementioned Premier events in Tokyo (the Pan Pacific Open) and Beijing (the China Open), during the WTA's Asian swing.

Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and the most populous city in Central China, is the hometown of two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na.[6]

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014   Petra Kvitová   Eugenie Bouchard 6–3, 6–4[7]
2015   Venus Williams   Garbiñe Muguruza 6–3, 3–0, retired[8]
2016   Petra Kvitová (2)   Dominika Cibulková 6–1, 6–1[9]
2017   Caroline Garcia   Ashleigh Barty 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2018   Aryna Sabalenka   Anett Kontaveit 6–3, 6–3
2019   Aryna Sabalenka (2)   Alison Riske 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2014   Martina Hingis
  Flavia Pennetta
  Cara Black
  Caroline Garcia
6–4, 5–7, [12–10][10]
2015   Martina Hingis (2)
  Sania Mirza
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Monica Niculescu
6–2, 6–3[11]
2016   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Lucie Šafářová
  Sania Mirza
  Barbora Strýcová
6–1, 6–4[12]
2017   Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis (3)
  Shuko Aoyama
  Yang Zhaoxuan
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–4]
2018   Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
6–3, 6–3
2019   Duan Yingying
  Veronika Kudermetova
  Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
7–6(7–3), 6–2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WUHAN OPEN". 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ "WUHAN OPEN". 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Tianjin Open tournament information". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Wuhan 2014 event". Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova sign up for inaugural Wuhan Open". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "WTA Wuhan information". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Venue Williams biggest win in five years". WTA. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  9. ^ "BRILLIANT KVITOVA TAKES WUHAN TITLE". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Martina Hingis And Flavia Pennetta Win Wuhan Open". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  11. ^ "HINGIS & MIRZA WIN SEVENTH TITLE OF YEAR". WTA. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  12. ^ "MATTEK-SANDS & SAFAROVA STORM TO WUHAN TITLE, CONFIRM SINGAPORE RETURN". WTA. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.

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