Upgraded to a Premier-level tournament in 2019, the first edition of the Zhengzhou Open features six of the WTA Tour's top-20 players in its inaugural field, led by Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.

The 2019 Zhengzhou Open takes place from 9-15 September.


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

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


Main-draw play at the Zhengzhou Open begins on Monday 9 September with play starting around 11am local/4am BST.


Here is a full list of seeded players at the 2019 Zhengzhou Open.

Seeded players at the 2019 Zhengzhou Open

SeedRankingPlayerTitles in 2019Result
13Karolina PliskovaBrisbane, Rome, EastbourneR1: Bye
R2: Faces Hercog/qualifier
25Elina Svitolina-R1: Bye
R2: Faces Putintseva/Zidansek
37Kiki BertensMadrid, St PetersburgR1: Bye
R2: Faces Tomljanovic/qualifier
413Aryna SabalenkaShenzhenR1: Bye
R2: Faces qualifier/Ostapenko
514Angelique Kerber-R1: Faces Alison Riske
620Sofia KeninHobart, MallorcaR1: Faces Chloe Paquet
722Petra MarticIstanbulR1: Faces Jasmine Paolini
827Caroline Garcia-R1: Faces Tereza Martincova


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 six of the WTA's top-20 players.

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

Karolina Pliskova
Top seed Pliskova is a former world no. 1 and runner-up at the US Open in 2016. Pliskova has won six of her 12 titles at WTA Premier level, including the Brisbane International and Nature Valley International in 2019. She is looking for her first title on Chinese soil after having reached finals in Zhuhai in 2015 and Tianjin in 2018.

Elina Svitolina
Champion at the WTA Finals Singapore in 2018 when she went undefeated to be crowned the best of the best, Svitolina struggled with a knee injury in the spring but still made back-to-back semifinals at Wimbledon and the US Open. She is still looking for her first title of 2019.

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.

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?

Angelique Kerber
Three-time Grand Slam champion Kerber took a wildcard into the Zhengzhou Open after Simona Halep was sadly forced to withdraw due to injury. She is also looking for her first title of 2019 after finishing runner-up at Indian Wells and Eastbourne.

Sofia Kenin
The USA's Kenin, just 20 years old, is one of the fastest-rising stars in women's tennis as she enjoys a breakthrough season in 2019, winning titles in Hobart and Mallorca, capturing a signature victory over Serena Williams at the French Open and making back-to-back Premier-5 semifinals in Toronto and Cincinnati.

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.


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



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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