Stunning Superstar Tennis Lineup for the 2018 WTA Shenzhen Open

on 12/04/2017 - 12:45 pm

The 2018 WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Shenzhen Open will take place from December 30, 2017 to January 6, 2018 at the Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center. This, the 6th Shenzhen Open, will be the first stop of the WTA tour in the new season.


2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center


“The 2018 Shenzhen Open is shaping up to be the best women’s tournament to be staged in the city,” read a joint statement from the Chinese Tennis Association, the Shenzhen Municipal Government, the Longgang District Government, Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Bureau of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Longgang District, Gemdale and Kaisa, the tournament’s leading sponsors.


Maria Sharapova 2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center

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With prize awards reaching 750,000 US dollars, compared to other international tournament’s at 250,000 US dollars or less), the 2018 WTA Shenzhen Open has attracted a large number of tennis stars all over the world. The 2018 singles champion will earn US$163,260 while the runner-up will collect US$81,251.


Simona Halep 2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center

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The registration list was announced last week and includes phenomenal stars like Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, who ranks first in the 2017 WTA final, and Jelena Ostapenko, the reigning French Open champion and breakout star in women’s tennis for 2017, China’s youngest player in the top 50, Wang Qiang and others.


Jelena Ostapenko 2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center

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“We are very excited to be welcoming these great players to the Shenzhen Open,” Tournament Director Nick Freyer said. “Simona, the world #1, has been a regular visitor to the event and has always enjoyed her time here having won the title in 2015. We are thrilled to welcome Maria and Jelena for the first time and Wang Qiang will join us for the sixth time having reached the quarters for the last two years.


Wang Qiang 2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center


After every center court match, audience members have a chance to win hundreds of prizes as well as the autographed tennis balls by the winning players in the signature "Catch the Ball Challenge". There will also be an interactive and entertainment zone including a mini-tennis court, speed serve cage, and Wii tennis for attendees to enjoy. Each day, fans will also get the chance to meet the tennis stars in the public “Player Autograph Sessions”.


2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center


Schedule and fare arrangements:


2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center Schedule and fare arrangements


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2018 WTA Shenzhen Open at Longgang Sports Center

 


Source: 2018WTA深圳公开赛时间、门票及阵容

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