Upgraded to a Premier-level tournament in 2019, the first edition of the Zhengzhou Open features five of the WTA's top 10 including Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina when it is played from 9-15 September.

WTA ZHENGZHOU LIVE STREAMING

WTA Zhengzhou Open tennis is live from Zhengzhou, China from 9-15 September 2019.

Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

How to watch and bet on WTA Zhengzhou tennis:

1. Visit the bet365 website

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3. Select 'live streaming'

4. Select 'tennis' from the dropdown menu to see all the available streams

5. Enjoy a live stream and in-play betting for WTA Zhengzhou tennis, live from Zhengzhou from 9-15 September 2019

WTA ZHENGZHOU TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Check back here for updated information on the Zhengzhou Open tournament schedule.

WTA ZHENGZHOU PLAYERS 2019

The first edition of the Zhengzhou Open as a WTA Premier-level tournament, one of 11 offering a total financial commitment of $1,000,000 and 470 ranking points to the winner, has attracted a top-quality field featuring five of the top 10 players in the world.

Here are some of the big names scheduled to appear at the 2019 Zhengzhou Open when it takes place from 9-15 September 2019.

Simona Halep
One of two former no. 1s in the WTA Zhengzhou 2019 field, Halep will hope to make the Zhengzhou Open title the latest prize of a brilliant season which has already seen her add the Wimbledon title to her Grand Slam haul after delivering a magnificent performance against Serena Williams in the final.

Elina Svitolina
Champion at the WTA Finals Singapore in 2018 when she went undefeated to be crowned the best of the best, Ukraine's Svitolina made her first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon this summer.

Kiki Bertens
Formerly thought of as a clay-court specialist, the Netherlands' Bertens has blossomed into a player who is a significant threat on all surfaces. She has already won titles in St Petersburg (Premier) and the Mutua Madrid Open (Premier Mandatory) in 2019.

Karolina Pliskova
The second player currently entered in the Zhengzhou field who has been ranked world no. 1, former US Open finalist Pliskova has won six of her 12 titles at WTA Premier level, including the Brisbane International and Nature Valley International in 2019.

Aryna Sabalenka
The young Belarusian shot up the rankings in 2018 like a meteor and captured the Connecticut Open and Wuhan Open titles, and has already won a title on Chinese hard courts this season, claiming Shenzhen in January. Can she power her way to becoming the first champion of the new and upgraded Zhengzhou Open in 2019?

Wang Qiang
China's top player will be a huge draw at the Zhengzhou Open in 2019, particularly after Wang's brilliant season on Asian hard courts in 2018, which saw her win titles in Nanchang and Guangzhou, reach finals in Hong Kong and Zhuhai and make the semifinals of Wuhan and Beijing.

Caroline Garcia
The former top-10-ranked Frenchwoman has known spectacular successes on Chinese soil in the past, becoming the only woman in history to win both the Wuhan Open and the China Open in the same year when she did just that in 2017.

ABOUT THE ZHENGZHOU OPEN

The Zhengzhou Open kicks off the WTA's autumn Asian swing, one of the most glittering and lucrative parts of the season for the world's top players.

Though its beginnings were humble, as it was played for the first three years of its life as an ITF Women's Circuit tournament, the Zhengzhou Open became part of the WTA in 2017 when it was upgraded to a WTA 125k event, and was rewarded with two all-Chinese finals: Wang Qiang defeating Peng Shuai in 2017, and Zheng Saisai overcoming Wang Yafan in 2018.

In recent years, China has been one of the biggest growth markets in the world for women's tennis, thanks largely to the success enjoyed by homegrown players like Zheng Jie and Peng Shuai - both of whom reached Grand Slam semifinals in singles - and, of course, the now-legendary Li Na, who became the first Asian woman to win a major title when she won the French Open in 2011, adding the Australian Open to her haul in 2014.

Li Na is now retired - in fact she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2019 - but her influence continues to be felt with the number of WTA Tour tournaments held in Asia, and most particularly China, growing year by year. The Chinese cities of Zhuhai and Shenzhen host the year-ending championships for the WTA, while one of the tour's four Premier Mandatory events and one of its five Premier-5 events are held in Wuhan and Beijing respectively. In addition there are International-level events played in Shenzhen, Nanchang, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Tianjin.

And from 2019, China acquired its own Premier-level event as the Connecticut Open in New Haven - a long-running and popular tournament whose multiple champions including Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki - came to an end and was replaced by the new and upgraded Zhengzhou Open. Now one of the season's 11 WTA Premier events, and the only one held in China, the Zhengzhou Open features a total of 470 ranking points to the champion as well as a financial commitment of $1,000,000.

The capital city of the Henan province also enjoys the privilege now of kicking off the entire Asian swing, played as it is in the week immediately following the US Open. 

WTA Zhengzhou Tournament Information

Fast facts about the Zhengzhou Open

WTA ZhengzhouZhengzhou Open
Dates 9-15 September 2019
LocationZhengzhou, China
VenueZhongyuan Tennis Training Base Management Center
SurfaceHard (outdoors)
CategoryWTA Premier
Draw size32 singles/16 doubles/16 qualifying
First playedAs ITF: 2014
As WTA 125k: 2017
As WTA Premier: 2019
Prize money$1,000,000
Reigning singles championZheng Saisai (as 125k)
Reigning doubles championsDuan Yingying/Wang Yafan (as 125k)

WTA Zhengzhou Ranking Points

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

Ranking points on offer at the Connecticut Open

RoundPoints
Champion470
Runner-up305
Semifinal185
Quarterfinal100
R255
R11
Qualifying25
Q318
Q213
Q11

WTA ZHENGZHOU CHAMPIONS

Here is a list of the former singles champions at the Zhengzhou Open, including the category of the tournament when that player won the title.

Past winners of the Zhengzhou Open

YearChampionRunner-upTournament category
2014Zhang Kai LinXu YifanITF
2015Wang Yafan Duan Ying-yingITF
2016Anastasia PivovarovaLu Jing-jingITF
2017Wang QiangPeng ShuaiWTA 125k
2018Zheng SaisaiWang YafanWTA 125k



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