WTA Shenzhen Open 2017| Latest Tennis Schedules & Draws
By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep, Johanna Konta, Timea Bacsinszky
- Defending Champion: Agnieszka Radwanska
- British Interest: Johanna Konta
- CLICK our featured players for stats from TennisAbstract
SHENZHEN, CHINA – Agnieszka Radwanska heads back to Asia as she attempts to defend her title, but 2015 Simona Halep sits at the other side of a strong draw.
Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
|WTA Shenzhen||$626,750||5 Jan|
|A Riske (USA) ||62 36 60||A Radwanska (POL) |
|C Giorgi||60 62||Wang Q (CHN)|
|J Konta (GBR) ||63 67(11) 63||Kr. Pliskova (CZE)|
|K Siniakova (CZE)||63 64||N Stojanovic (SRB) [Q]|
|Kr. Pliskova||61 62||Chang K-C (TPE) [Q]|
|N Stojanovic (SRB) [Q]||46 63 63||O Jabeur (TUN) [Q]|
|K Siniakova (CZE)||63 46 75||S Halep (ROU) |
|C Giorgi (ITA)||67(5) 75 64||Zheng S (CHN)|
|Wang Q (CHN)||76(1) 64||M Niculescu (ROU) |
|J Konta (GBR) ||16 63 62||V King (USA)|
|A Radwanska (POL) ||60 63||S Cirstea (ROU)|
|A Riske (USA) ||61 61||T Pironkova (BUL)|
|J Konta (GBR) ||62 60||C Buyukakcay (TUR)|
|Zheng S (CHN)||67(6) 60 63||Liu F (CHN) [LL]|
|Kr. Pliskova (CZE)||16 63 76(6)||A Sevastova (LAT) |
|S Halep (|ROU) ||61 36 63||J Jankovic (SRB)|
|Chang K-C (TPE) [Q]||76(4) 61||V Golubic (SUI)|
|C Giorgi (ITA)||16 76(5) 63||A Bogdan (ROU) [LL]|
|K Siniakova (CZE)||63 75||Peng S (CHN)|
|O Jabeur (TUN) [Q]||60 62||S Voegele (SUI) [Q]|
|N Stojanovic [Q]||16 75 62||T Babos (HUN) |
|A Radwanska (POL) ||62 67(4) 75||Duan Y-Y (CHN) [WC]|
|M Niculescu (ROU) ||57 61 63||Zhang KL (CHN) [WC]|
|Wang Q (CHN)||62 63||E Rodina (RUS)|
|T Pironkova (BUL)||64 57 63||G Voskoboeva (KAZ)|
|A Riske (USA) ||76(5) 76(5)||Zhu L (CHN) [WC]|
|S Cirstea (ROU)||63 46 64||K Kucova (SVK)|
|V King (USA)||26 61 62||M Sakkari (GRE)|
Top Quarter – Agnieszka Radwanska, Alison Riske
Top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska heads back to Asia to try and defend her title. The region suits her – she finished the year strongly in Asia picking up the Beijing title along the way, and as she still seeks that elusive Grand Slam title, a title defence would be a good start.
Second Quarter – Timea Bacsinszky, Monica Niculescu
After injuries slowed her down in 2016, fourth seed Timea Bacsinszky is looking to pack in the match play, playing in the singles and doubles. It was not all bad last year – she hit a career high of No. 9 earlier in the year and made it to Zhuhai off the back of a strong start to the first half of the year.
Expect some fun though with Monica Niculescu in the mix. She will be looking to go better than her lowly second round last year. It is a tournament she has enjoyed a bit of success at and should eye up the quarter-finals at least.
Third Quarter – Johanna Konta, Anastasija Sevastova
If her start here last year was anything to go by, no-one could have predicted Johanna Konta’s run to the semi-finals of the Australian Open. It goes to show that the Brit’s philosophy of being in the moment works! What will be interesting to see if the relationship developing between her and new coach Wim Fissette. There will be a lot of expectations on the Brit’s shoulders so a swift start will be imperative.
Despite her surge to the quarter-finals of the US Open, Anastasija Sevastova ground out the year with no back to back wins. She will face Kristyna Pliskova who ended the year at quite a clip and may feel she could spring an upset on the seed.
Bottom Quarter – Simona Halep, Timea Babos
2015 champion Simona Halep returns and we have a corker of an opening round as she faces tour veteran and one of the more entertaining personalities on the tour, Jelena Jankovic. The Serbian has beaten her just once when they first met, and the memories of the never-ending clash in the Indian Wells final will take a while to dim from memory!
It is a tough start for Jankovic, in an otherwise stark section which is made up of three qualifiers/lucky losers.
The Shenzhen Open takes place between 1-7 January
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