The ultimate WTA 500 event of the season is ready to kick off subsequent week on the Zhengzhou Open, the place seven of the Hologic WTA Tour’s High 10 are set to compete.
Here is what it is advisable to know:
When does the event begin?
The Zhengzhou Open is a WTA 500 event performed on out of doors exhausting courts on the Central Plain Tennis Middle in Zhengzhou, China. In its second version, the event encompasses a 28-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw. The Wilson US Open Common Obligation ball might be used.
Important-draw play begins on Monday, Oct. 9.
When are the finals?
The finals might be performed on Sunday, Oct. 15. The doubles last might be performed at 5 p.m., adopted by the singles last at 7:30 p.m.
Who’re the defending champions?
Karolina Pliskova gained the inaugural version of the event in 2019, defeating Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2.
In doubles, Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Kveta Peschke defeated Tamara Zidansek and Yanina Wickmayer, 6-1, 7-6(2) to take the title.
Who’re the highest seeds?
This 12 months’s occasion encompasses a loaded area after US Open champion Coco Gauff accepted a main-draw wild card. In whole, seven of the High 10 are scheduled to play.
High 8 seeds:
1. Coco Gauff
2. Elena Rybakina
3. Maria Sakkari
4. Ons Jabeur
5. Marketa Vondrousova
6. Karolina Muchova
7. Caroline Garcia
8. Barbora Krejcikova
Daria Kasatkina, Liudmila Samsonova, Veronika Kudermetova and Zheng Qinwen are additionally entered.
What does the draw appear like?
The draw ceremony will happen on Saturday, Oct. 2.
What’s the prize cash and rating factors on supply?
First Spherical: 1 level/$8,310
Spherical of 16: 55 factors/$11,500
Quarterfinals: 100 factors/$21,075
Semifinal: 185 factors/$43,323
Ultimate: 305 factors/$74,161
Champion: 470 factors/$120,150
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