The WTA China Open is a women’s tennis tournament that is played at the National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.
The tournament was first played in 2004 and was held annually until 2019, with the tournament due to return to the WTA Tour in 2023.
WTA China Open 2023
|Tour Level:||WTA 1000|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Court|
|Draw Size:||64 Singles, 32 Doubles|
|Prize Money:||$8,285,274 (2019)|
The 2023 WTA China Open tennis tournament will take place from the 30th of September to the 8th of October 2023, with the 2023 tournament being played in the same week as the ATP Shanghai Masters.
The official entry list for the 2023 WTA 1000 tournament in Beijing has yet to be released but below is a selection of players that are to play in 2023.
- Anastasia Potapova
- Anhelina Kalinina
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Barbora Krejčíková
- Beatriz Haddad Maia
- Belinda Bencic
- Bernarda Pera
- Caroline Garcia
- Coco Gauff
- Daria Kasatkina
- Donna Vekić
- Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Elena Rybakina
- Elise Mertens
- Iga Swiatek
- Irina-Camelia Begu
- Jeļena Ostapenko
- Jessica Pegula
- Karolína Muchová
- Karolína Plíšková
- Kateřina Siniaková
- Ludmilla Samsonova
- Madison Keys
- Magda Linette
- Maria Sakkari
- Mayar Sherif
- Ons Jabeur
- Petra Kvitová
- Petra Martić
- Qinwen Zheng
- Veronika Kudermetova
- Victoria Azarenka
Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Beijing with the singles final being played on Sunday, the 8th of October 2023.
|Saturday (Day 1)||30th of September 2023||Qualifying|
|Sunday (Day 2)||1st of October 2023||Qualifying and 1st Round|
|Monday (Day 3)||2nd of October 2023||1st Round|
|Tuesday (Day 4)||3rd of October 2023||2nd Round|
|Wednesday (Day 5)||4th of October 2023||2nd and 3rd Round|
|Thursday (Day 6)||5th of October 2023||3rd Round|
|Friday (Day 7)||6th of October 2023||Quarterfinals|
|Saturday (Day 8)||7th of October 2023||Semifinals|
|Sunday (Day 9)||8th of October 2023||Final|
Draw and Order of Play
The draws and order of play for the 2023 singles, doubles, and qualifying events in Beijing will be available to view on the WTA Tour website closer to the start of the tournament.
2023 Women’s Singles Draw: TBD
2023 Women’s Singles Qualifying Draw: TBD
2023 Women’s Doubles Draw: TBD
Prize Money and Points
The total prize money for the 2023 China Open women’s tennis tournament has yet to be confirmed but in 2019 it was $8,285,274.
How the prize money and points are to be awarded to players participating in the 2023 tournament has yet to be confirmed but below is how it was split in 2019.
The 2019 women’s singles tournament winner (Naomi Osaka) won $1,523,265 and 1000 WTA points, while the runner-up (Ashleigh Barty) won $762,265 and 650 WTA points.
Women’s Doubles (Per Team)
The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2019 (Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands) won $515,355 and 1000 ranking points, while the runner-ups (Jeļena Ostapenko and Dayana Yastremska) won $258,600 and 650 ranking points.
2019 Winners and Runner Ups
Naomi Osaka was the 2019 Women’s Singles Champion after she defeated Ashleigh Barty 3–6, 6–3, 6–2 in the singles final (see highlights from their match below).
Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the 2019 Women’s Doubles event after defeating Jeļena Ostapenko and Dayana Yastremska in the final 6–3, 6–7, 10–7.