Defending champion Alison Van Uytvanck and former top 10 stars Andrea Petkovic and Vera Zvonareva headline the 2019 Hungarian Ladies Open, live from Budapest between February 17-24.

With just one top 50 player in the field, there is a fantastic opportunity for one woman to capture a prestigious WTA title - who steps up and takes advantage?

WTA Budapest live streaming

WTA Budapest tennis is live from February 17-24, 2019, with play starting around 11.00am local/10.00am GMT. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on WTA Budapest tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

How to watch and bet on WTA Budapest tennis:

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA Budapest tennis, live from February 17-24, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply.

WTA Budapest tournament schedule

WTA Budapest 2019 schedule

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
20 Feb 2019 11:00R2Syma Hall Budapest
21 Feb 2019 11:00R2Syma Hall Budapest
22 Feb 2019 11:00QFsSyma Hall Budapest
23 Feb 2019 11:00SFsSyma Hall Budapest
24 Feb 2019 11:00FinalSyma Hall Budapest

WTA Budapest players 2019

With most of the top players converging on the Premier-5 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Tournament this week, there is an excellent chance for lower-ranked WTA stars to collect a rare piece of singles silverware at the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest.

Defending champion Alison Van Uytvanck returns as she attempts to go back-to-back in Budapest - and as the only top 50 player in the draw, she will definitely fancy her chances. The Belgian’s triumph at the Hungarian Ladies Open was part of a great season last year, with Van Uytvanck also claiming the scalp of Garbine Muguruza as she advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon.

However, despite the lack of a star-studded field, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some excellent competitors in Budapest this week.

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova is looking to get her ranking going back in the right direction after dropping outside the top 60, while former World No. 2 Vera Zvonareva continues to claw her way back up the rankings in the second stage of her career - could the Russian make it deep and challenge for the title in Budapest?

Former top 10 player Andrea Petkovic can never be discounted, while rising stars like Marketa Vondrousova and Anastasia Potapova will also be prime contenders for the title.

Throw in the likes of Kirsten Flipkens, Aleksandra Krunic, Sorana Cirstea, Heather Watson and Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova, and we’re set for fun week as some of the best players in the world battle it out for the Budapest crown.

About WTA Budapest

WTA Budapest joins the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy as European tournaments held in the early spring, bolstering the WTA Tour’s presence in Europe at this time of the year and giving top players looking to tune up their games ahead of the major spring hard-court events at Indian Wells and Miami the opportunity to do so in glittering European cities. The Hungarian Ladies Open welcomes some of the WTA Tour’s finest as they battle for prize money, ranking points and prestige on the indoor hard courts of Budapest.

The historic and beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest was formerly home to a WTA Tour event played on clay in the summer, a tournament which included Zina Garrison, Amanda Coetzer, Magdalena Maleeva, Jelena Jankovic, Hungary’s own Agnes Szavay and Simona Halep among its champions. The tournament was relocated to Bucharest in Romania in 2014-15 and Budapest hosted an ITF $100,000 event in 2016 before re-acquiring the International-level WTA Tour event in 2017.

Hungary’s tradition of female tennis players includes Agnes Szavay, who won four WTA Tour singles titles, reached the quarterfinals of the US Open and was ranked as high as world no. 13, as well as top-50 players Melinda Czink and Greta Arn, now retired. In recent years, Timea Babos, the inaugural Hungarian Ladies Open champion, has been ranked as high as world no. 25 and is an accomplished player in both doubles and singles, while Dalma Galfi was the ITF World Junior Champion after winning the US Open girls’ singles in 2015.

Played on indoor hard courts at the BOK Event Hall, which has hosted Fed Cup ties and Challenger Tour events and is part of the SYMA Event and Congress Centre, the Hungarian Ladies Open features a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw and offers a prize money commitment of $250,000. Alison Van Uytvanck is the defending champion after beating Dominika Cibulkova in three sets in the 2018 final.

WTA Budapest tournament information

WTA Budapest fast facts

WTA BudapestHungarian Ladies Open
Dates17-24 February, 2019
VenueEurope Tennis Centre
LocationBudapest, Hungary
First Played2017
CategoryWTA International
SurfaceHard (indoors)
Draw Size32
Prize Money$250,000
Reigning Singles ChampionAlison Van Uytvanck
Reigning Doubles ChampionGeorgina Garcia-Perez/Fanny Stollar

Former WTA Budapest champions

Former WTA Budapest Winners

YearChampionRunner-up
2017Timea BabosLucie Safarova
2018Alison Van UytvanckDominika Cibulkova

WTA Budapest ranking points

Ranking points on offer at the Japan Women's Open

RoundPoints
Champion280
Finalist180
Semifinalist110
Quarterfinalist60
R1630
R11
Qualifying18
Q314
Q210
Q11

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