The Tianjin Open is an outdoor hard court tournament in the WTA Tour, having held annually in Tianjin, China. The tournament was founded last year, which means that this year's competition will mark the second edition in tournament history.
While it is a very new tournament (this year's Open will be the second edition), the organizers managed to lure in some premier talent last year with several top 100 competitors. The International-level tournament comes with a $250,000 total prize money, which makes the Tianjin Open a fairly lucrative tournament, especially compared to lower level WTA tourneys. While last year's event was already a quality one, the organizers really hit it out of the park this year. Not only all eight seeds can be found in the top 80 at the moment, but there are as many as three top 10 players among them which is remarkable for an event like that. The fresh US Open winner Flavia Pennetta will be the top seed, followed by world number eight Agnieszka Radwanska and world number nine Karolina Pliskova.
Any of these three could find themselves in Sunday's final, but if not them, fourth seed Elina Svitolina or the fifth seed and world number 28 Kristina Mladenovic could also have a deep run. The top favorites, however, are clearly the top 3 seeds and the most obvious scenario is a theoretical final involving two of them.
Posted: 6th October 2014
The Tianjin Open 2014 is one of the professional tennis championship played on the hard courts between 6th and 12th of the month. It is the very first edition of the championship being played under the label of WTA Tour.
No doubt, it is the very first edition but has already gathered a huge fan following and is expected to be a huge event in the history of tennis tournaments.
Huge prize money of 250,000 dollars is allocated for this awaited event and top notch tennis players from every nook of the world are participating to create a history.
Both double and singles tournaments will be played between the players and very excited and energetic matches will be witnessed on the hard courts.
The list of the players taking part this year in Tianjin Open is worth mentioning as the players like Jelena Jankovic, Belinda Bencic, Peng Shuai, Zhang Shuai, Varvara Lepchenko, Alison Riske, Ajla Tomljanovic' and Mónica Puig.
This list is only for the single matches and the list of players taking part in doubles is excited as well names like Jelena Jankovic', Arantxa Parra Santonja, Anastasia Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva are topping the list.
Tags: Tianjin Open, Flavia Pennetta, Agnieszka Radwanska, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Kristina Mladenovic, WTA Tour, Jelena Jankovic, Belinda Bencic
Posted: 12th October 2015
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