The final Premier-5 event of the season brings the entire WTA top 10 to the Chinese city of Wuhan - hometown of China's Grand Slam champion Li Na - for the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, live from 23-29 September 2018.

World no. 1 Simona Halep, US Open champion Naomi Osaka and defending champion Caroline Garcia lead a star-studded field for one of the last big events of 2018 at WTA Wuhan. 

Wuhan Open Live Streaming

WTA Wuhan tennis is live from 23-29 September with play starting around 11am local/4am BST. Matches are televised via BT Sports in the UK, but bookmaker bet365 are also offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Wuhan 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 & bet on WTA Wuhan 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 Wuhan tennis, live from 23-29 September 2018

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. 

Wuhan Open Tournament Schedule

WTA Wuhan Players 2018

As the last of five WTA Premier-5 level events and the first in a double bill of prestigious, glittering WTA Tour Chinese events offering major ranking points and prize money, the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open always welcomes a packed field and 2018 is no exception.

The entire WTA Tour top 10 is scheduled to appear at the 2018 Wuhan Open when it begins on Sunday 23 September, led by world no. 1 Simona Halep. The French Open champion will be looking for her fourth title of 2018 and her second on Chinese soil this season after triumphing in Shenzhen, at Roland Garros and in Montreal. 

Halep, along with Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber who is also in the Wuhan Open field, has already secured her place at the WTA Finals Singapore, but there are still six places up for grabs at the elite season-ending championships and results at the Wuhan Open could have a major role to play in the Porsche Race to Singapore.

While Halep and Kerber are looking to bounce back from early exits at the US Open, foremost among the Singapore contenders hoping for a good result in Wuhan to lock down qualification is Petra Kvitova. The Czech, currently ranked world no. 5, has not only won the Wuhan Open title two of the four years the tournament has been played, but is enjoying a spectacular season on the WTA Tour with five titles to her name already - could a sixth follow in Wuhan?

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki is also looking to seal her Singapore place with a strong result in Wuhan, as is Elina Svitolina, who is in pursuit of her fourth WTA Tour title in 2018 and hoping for a big finish to a strong season. 

French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens is trying to make Singapore for the first time, as is Cincinnati champion Kiki Bertens, hoping to continue a rich vein of hard-court form. 

Then there's defending champion Caroline Garcia, who stormed to the Wuhan Open title in spectacular style in 2017. Can the Frenchwoman find the same form again? The 2017 runner-up Ashleigh Barty, Grand Slam champions Garbine Muguruza and Jelena Ostapenko, former world no. 1 Karolina Pliskova and big-serving Madison Keys are among the other WTA Tour stars who will be battling for the Premier-5 title when the 2018 Wuhan Open begins on 23 September. 

About the Wuhan Open

The Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open was the biggest and most innovative of the three new WTA Tour events added to the calendar in 2014. 

In the wake of Li Na's historic Grand Slam victories at the French Open in 2011 and the Australian Open in 2014, the popularity of women's tennis continues to grow exponentially in Asia in general and China in particular, despite Li's retirement in 2014. The WTA Tour calendar now includes events in the Chinese cities of Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, Anning, Nanchang, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Zhuhai and Beijing, in addition to events held in other parts of Asia in Taipei City, Seoul, Hiroshima and Tokyo, and it seems only right that the hometown of Li Na - Wuhan - should have one too.

One of five Premier-5 events held throughout the season, the Wuhan Open follows Dubai/Doha, Rome, Montreal/Toronto and Cincinnati in offering $2 million in prize money as well as 900 ranking points to the winner. Together with the Premier Mandatory event in Beijing which takes place the week after, WTA Wuhan is one of the biggest events of the autumn - and always plays a crucial role in determining qualifications for the season-ending WTA Finals, adding another layer of intensity to the competition on the outdoor hard courts of the Optics Valley International Tennis Centre. 

Featuring a 56-player singles draw, the Wuhan Open always boasts a strong field. The entire WTA Tour top 20 signed up for its inaugural edition in 2014, and it has been common for the complete top 10 to compete at the Premier-5 event. 

The title at the inaugural Wuhan Open went to two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who beat Eugenie Bouchard in a rematch of that year's Wimbledon final. After 7-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams took the title in 2015, defeating Garbine Muguruza in the final, Kvitova became the first multiple WTA Wuhan champion when she beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-1 in the 2016 final. 

In 2017, it was the unseeded Caroline Garcia of France who stormed to the title, defeating Angelique Kerber and Dominika Cibulkova among others before ousting Australia's Ashleigh Barty to claim the biggest trophy of her career. Garcia would go on to become the first woman to win Wuhan and Beijing in the same year. 

WTA Wuhan tournament information

WTA Wuhan Open Tournament Information

WTA Wuhan Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open
Dates23-29 September
VenueOptics Valley International Tennis Center
LocationWuhan, Hubei, China
First Played2014
CategoryPremier 5
SurfaceHard (outdoors)
Prize Money$2,365,450
Draw Size56 Singles/ 28 Doubles
Most titlesPetra Kvitova - 2 (2014, 2016)
Reigning Singles ChampionCaroline Garcia
Reigning Doubles ChampionsYung-Jan Chan/Martina Hingis

Wuhan Open ranking points

Here are the ranking points offered by the WTA Tour for reaching various rounds at a Premier-5 level event like the Wuhan Open.

WTA Premier-5 ranking points


WTA Wuhan champions

Here is a complete list of all the singles champions at the Wuhan Open so far. 

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

WTA Wuhan Open Previous Winners

2014Petra KvitovaEugenie Bouchard
2015Venus WilliamsGarbine Muguruza
2016Petra Kvitova (2)Dominika Cibulkova
2017Caroline GarciaAshleigh Barty

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