The lively city of Seoul will be hosting the Korea Open this week, featuring some of the experienced and emerging players in women's tennis.
Irina Camelia Begu has been awarded the first seed, who is desperately in need of a win since July. Having won the title then in Florianopolis, she went on to lose in the opening rounds of all the tournaments she played in. Despite having a stellar season in the first half, she has been struggling more than usual off lately. Accompanying her as the second seed is Johanna Larsson, who has been rising up in the rankings. She last reached the third round at the Flushing Meadows, prior to which she was the semifinalist in WTA New Haven. Shuai Zhang too has had a similar season so far. With a record of 27-17, she too reached the third round in US Open. However, her form has been highly rocky. Among these experienced players, Kristina Mladenovic is the only young name. She is in dire need of a revival, given that her form has dropped to 23-26.
Being a prominent doubles player, she needs to recreate the same magic on singles circuit too. Monica Niculescu, Kirsten Flipkens and Nicole Gibbs too have been given the lower seeds.
Posted: 21st September 2015
The Kia Korea Open is an outdoor hard court tournament held annually in Seoul, South Korea.
The event was first held back in 2004, which means that the 2015 tourney will be the 12th edition in the competition’s history. The total prize money that the players will divide between them is a little over $500,000. The biggest portion of it will go to the winner who won’t be Karolina Pliskova, the 2014 winner. The Czech won’t compete this year and in her absence the draw looks quite balanced. Basically all eight seeds will be very close to each other in the ranking, suggesting that basically any one of them could come away with the prize. Top seed Irina Camelia Begu is currently the 30th player in the world and eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck can be found a mere 25 places lower at the 55th position. Between the two, we can find world number 32 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, world number 33 Sloane Stephens, world number 38 Varvara Lepchenko (last year’s finalist), world number 48 Mona Barthel, world number 51 Alexandra Dulgheru and world number 54 Julia Goerges.
If any of these eight seeded players win the competition, we will have a new winner.
Posted: 15th September 2014
The Kia Korea Open is the professional and elite tennis tournament held in Korea for women tennis player. Tournament is played on the hard tennis courts of the Seoul, Korea under the banner of Women Tennis Association Tour. Matches will start from this Monday 15Th September, 2014 and will continue till 21st September, 2014.
It is the 11th edition of the tournament that is part of the Women Tennis Association Tour. WTA has taken the initiative of organizing the tennis matches for women all around the world so that the hidden talent of women can be extracted with such tournaments providing an excellent platform such as Kia Korean Open. Players participating in the tournament are a blend of both, some experience players and some of them are the new talented players. There are eight players of seven different countries participating in the tournament and will be on toes to win the title for their country. Among them Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland enjoys first seed.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was also the last year champion and hence will give her opponent a tough time. Winner of the tournament this year would be given $500,000.
Posted: 14th September 2013
Korea becomes yet again the focus of the Tennis world as WTA Tour makes a much advertised stop at Seoul, reportedly from September 16th till the 22nd of the same month.
The tournament, scheduled to be played on hard surface courts, is currently flashing the winner’s purse worth $500,000. Some of the greatest names have shown in the lists of players released to the press. A few of them include former tennis titans, namely Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, and, not to mention, the 2012 champion, Caroline Wozniacki. The audience will also see the 2009 famous champion, Date Krumm, playing every last move she has got to reclaim her former glory. While the champions and the tennis legends all go wild with their practices, the organizers of the event are hassled for their own good. With online websites ticking away the latest news, and the ticket hotline nearly jammed, the organizers are reportedly extremely busy with the arrangements and management of an event conducted at such a massive scale.
This, however, is expected to take WTA fame even higher, the sources report. The authorities have voiced high hopes and expectations from the venture, stating it will be a bigger success than their former ones.
Posted: 19th September 2011
On the WTA this week is the Hansol Korea Open, which happens in Seoul, South Korea outdoors on hard courts, starting on September 19th and running until the 25th. This tournament is an international level event and will be worth $220,000 featuring a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. This is one of two international level tournaments held on the WTA Tour this week. The other one happens in Guangzhou, China, and is called the WANLIMA Guangzhou International Women's Open, also featuring a $220,000 purse and a singles draw of 32.
Right now the WTA Singles rankings have Caroline Wozniacki in the top spot, hailing from Denmark with Russian player Maria Sharapova in second and Victoria Azarenka in third place. Vera Zvonareva is in fourth right now with Na Li in the fifth spot. The rest of the top five in the ladies singles rankings right now include Petra Kvitova, Samantha Stosur, Francesca Shiavone, Kim Clijsters and Marion Bartoli. Get your membership now at the banners and you can watch live video of these WTA games as well as access to streaming ATP and ITF tennis all season from your computer.
Posted: 26th September 2009
The Hansol Korea Open is an upcoming event of the Women's Tennis Association calender. It takes place on September 21st through the 27th. It happens in Seoul, Korea with plenty of WTA Tour excitement. This is an international level tournament worth $220,000 to these women, and the field certainly has the players with the ability to win, with quite a few of the names that have lined the leaderboards of the WTA in recent years. You can watch this tournament right here on www.watchlivegolf.com in high quality streaming video live from the match.
The girls are fighting for spots in the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in November, and time is running out. Daniela Hantuchova is the top name in this tournament, and there are seven other seeds that are from within the WTA's top 50. There are also some veterans that you'll recognize, and some of the up and coming talent of the WTA. Other names include Anabel Medina Garrigues, Ayumi Morita, Andrea Petkovic, Francesca Schiavone. Also playing is number five and six seeds Alisa Kleybanova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
You'll also find number seven seed Vera Dushevina competing, having won her first title in Istanbul and hoping to rise even farther, and Sybille Bammer, who is seeded eighth. She would have been higher, except for her performance in the last year's US Open quarterfinal. The top doubles seeds are Anna Lena Greoenefeld and Katarina Srebotnik. You can watch this exciting WTA Match by clicking on the banners on this page and get your membership, with access to our high quality streaming video always live from the game. Don't miss the Hansol Korea Open starting on September 21st.
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Posted: 19th September 2016
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