The first Premier event of the WTA Tour's expanded Asian swing kicks off with a stellar field led by three top-10 players: Angelique Kerber, looking for her first WTA title of 2014 after four final appearances; Ana Ivanovic, hoping to bounce back from a disappointing US Open campaign; and US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, bringing her revived tennis to the Toray Pan Pacific Open, where she is a former champion.
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Fresh from their Davis Cup success, former champions Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils return to the Moselle Open at the head of a strong field as the autumn European indoors season begins in the 'Green City' of Metz. Tsonga has made three straight finals at the Moselle Open - could La Monf meet him there?
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Agnieszka Radwanska returns to defend her Kia Korea Open title but the world no. 5 faces strong competition from a good draw including three-time 2014 finalist Karolina Pliskova, fresh from a run to the Hong Kong final. Will Radwanska be the Seoul survivor and secure her second trophy of the season?
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One of six WTA Tour events held in China, the Guangzhou International Women's Open boasts a strong draw led by three top-30 players: Samantha Stosur, former US Open champion, and young American talent Sloane Stephens both looking for their first title in 2014, while Katowice champion Alize Cornet has emerged as an early favourite to lift her second trophy of the season
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