The WTA Zhengzhou Open is a women’s tennis tournament that is played on outdoor hard courts in Zhengzhou, China.
The tournament was an ITF event from 2014 to 2016 before it was upgraded to a WTA 125 tournament in 2017 and a WTA 500 event in 2019
No tournament was held in 2020, 2021, or 2022 so the 2023 tournament will be the first one in four years.
Zhengzhou Open 2023
|Tour Level:||WTA 500|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
The 2023 Zhengzhou Open tennis tournament will be held from the 9th to the 15th of October 2023, with this year’s competition taking place in the same week as the tournaments in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Singles Qualifying will likely take place on the weekends immediately before the start of the main draws.
The official entry list for the 2023 tournament in Zhengzhou has yet to be released, but below is a selection of players who played in the WTA singles tournament in 2019.
- Angelique Kerber
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Caroline Garcia
- Elina Svitolina
- Karolína Pliskova
- Kiki Bertens
- Petra Martic
- Sofia Kenin
The draws for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Zhengzhou will be available on the WTA Tour websites closer to the start of the tournament.
Singles Qualifying: TBD
Singles Main Draw: TBD
Doubles Draw: TBD
Below is the expected tennis schedule for the 2023 tournament in Zhengzhou, with the women’s singles final being played on Sunday, the 15th of October 2023.
- Monday, 9th of October 2023 – 1st Round
- Tuesday, 10th of October 2023 – 1st Round
- Wednesday, 11th of October 2023 – 2nd Round
- Thursday, 12th of October 2023 – 2nd Round
- Friday, 13th of October 2023 – Quarterfinals
- Saturday, 14th of October 2023 – Semifinals
- Sunday, 15th of October 2023 – Final
Prize Money and Ranking Points
The total financial commitment (including prize money) for the 2023 Zhengzhou Open will be $780,637.
How the prize money and points are to be split by round for the 2023 tennis tournament has yet to be confirmed but below is how it was split in 2019.
The winner of the WTA 500 Singles Event in 2019 (Karolina Pliskova) received $267,900 in prize money and 470 WTA points, with the runner-up (Petra Martic) receiving $143,060 and 305 WTA points.
The winners of the WTA 500 Doubles Event in 2019 received $83,800 ($41,900 each) and 470 WTA points, with the runners up receiving $44,770 ($22,385 each) and 305 WTA points.
Prize money at all levels is likely to fall in 2023, as the tournament’s financial commitment has decreased from $1,500,000 in 2019 to $780,637 in 2023.
2019 Winners and Runner Ups
The current champion in the women’s singles tournament is Karolina Pliskova who defeated Petra Martic 6–3, 6-2 in the final of the 2019 tournament (see match highlights below).
Other past winners of the singles event include Wang Qiang (2017), and Zheng Saisai (2018).
Nicole Melichar and Květa Peschke won the 2019 women’s doubles title, after defeating Yanina Wickmayer and Tamara Zidansek in the doubles final 6-1, 7–6