The final Premier-5 event of the season brings eight of the 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 22-28 September 2019.

World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty, two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, Wimbledon winner Simona Halep and defending champion Aryna Sabalenka lead a star-studded field for one of the last big events of 2019 at WTA Wuhan. 

Wuhan Open Live Streaming

WTA Wuhan tennis is live from 22-28 September with play starting around 11am local/4am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are 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 22-28 September 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. 

Wuhan Open Tournament Schedule

WTA Wuhan Players 2019

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 2019 is no exception.

Eight of the WTA Tour's top 10 is scheduled to appear at the 2019 Wuhan Open when it begins on Sunday 22 September, led by World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty. The French Open champion will be looking for her fourth title of 2019 after triumphing in Miami, Roland Garros and Birmingham.

Barty, along with World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova, who is also in the Wuhan Open field, has already secured her place at the WTA Finals Shenzhen, 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 Race to Shenzhen.

Leading the charge is Wimbledon champion Simona Halep and Australian Open winner Naomi Osaka. Both players haven't had the best of times on tour since winning their respective Grand Slam titles - Osaka hasn't been able to beat a top 20 player since January at the time of writing and recently split with her second coach of 2019 Jermaine Jenkins, while Halep has struggled with injury since reigning supreme at Wimbledon, losing early at the U.S. Open and subsequently withdrawing from Zhengzhou last week.

Other top 10 WTA stars looking to boost their WTA Finals qualifying chances in Wuhan include Kiki Bertens, two-time Wuhan champion Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina, while defending champion Aryna Sabalenka will be hoping to recapture her best tennis after a somewhat disappointing season to date. World No. 10 Belinda Bencic will be looking to continue her superb season after making the U.S. Open semi-finals, while other names to watch in the field include Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki.

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. Aryna Sabalenka was crowned the 2018 Wuhan champion (beating Anett Kontaveit in the final), with the Belarusian putting together a sensational run at the end of that year to finish 2018 at No. 11 in the world.

WTA Wuhan tournament information

WTA Wuhan Open Tournament Information

WTA Wuhan Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open
Dates22-28 September, 2019
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 ChampionAryna Sabalenka
Reigning Doubles ChampionsElise Mertens/Demi Schuurs

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
Aryna SabalenkaAnett Kontaveit

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