The Hologic WTA Tour heads to Asia subsequent week as a star-studded subject descends on the Toray Pan Pacific Open. World No.2 Iga Swiatek and No.4 Jessica Pegula are the highest seeds, with each set to play their first tournaments for the reason that US Open.
This is what you should learn about Tokyo:
When does the event begin?
The Toray Pan Pacific Open is a WTA 500 occasion performed on outside laborious courts on the Ariake Tennis Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan. The event incorporates a 26-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw. The Yonex Tour ball can be used.
Most important-draw play begins on Monday, Sept. 25.
When are the finals?
The singles last can be performed on Sunday, Oct.1 at 12:00 p.m.
The doubles last can be performed on Saturday, Sept. 30, not earlier than 4:00 p.m.
Who’re the defending champions?
Final 12 months, Liudmila Samsonova captured her third title of the season by defeating Zheng Qinwen 7-5, 7-5 within the last.
In doubles, Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos defeated Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez 6-4, 6-4 within the last.
Who’re the highest seeds?
This 12 months’s Toray Pan Pacific Open characteristic the strongest subject it has had in years. Six of the Hologic WTA Tour’s High have entered the sphere. The highest 4 to 6 seeds (pending efficiency byes primarily based on Guadalajara outcomes) will obtain first-round byes.
High eight seeds:
1. Iga Swiatek
2. Jessica Pegula
3. Elena Rybakina
4. Marketa Vondrousva
5. Maria Sakkari
6. Barbora Krejcikova
7. Caroline Garcia
8. Daria Kasatkina
What does the draw appear to be?
The draw ceremony will happen on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2:00 p.m.
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
Last: 305 factors/$74,161
Champion: 470 factors/$120,150
Different occasions this week:
The Ningbo Open may even start on Monday, Sept. 25 in Ningbo, China. Petra Kvitova and Jennnifer Brady are the highest seeds on the WTA-250 degree occasion.
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