By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Zhang Shuai, Peng Shuai, Kristyna Pliskova, Wang Qiang
- Defending champion: Duan Yingying
- British Interest: Harriet Dart (Tara Moore lost in qualifying)
NANCHANG, CHINA – In its second year as a WTA International, defending champion Duan Yingying returns to try her hand at defending her title.
Jiangxi Open Nanchang Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
The Top Seeds
 Zhang Shuai
After dropping back down to win an ITF event following an early exit for the No. 30 seed at Wimbledon, she returns to try and go better than her first round exit in 2015, in the tournament’s last year as an $125K. Zhang captured the imagination last year when she won her first singles match in a Grand Slam at the Australian Open in 206, and is now the top Chinese player on the tour.
 Peng Shuai
After starting the year making the Taipei final, Peng has been most successful on home soil, again just coming up short against in the Zhengzhou final. She won the inaugural WTA 125K edition, and will hope to make a solid run.
The other Pliskova has been making quiet strides up the rankings this year, while her twin now occupies the World No. 1 spot. With the elite players standing down until at least the start of the US Open Series, Pliskova picks up the No. 3 seed spot on her debut. She could well face former champion Jelena Jankovic, from its earlier days as a $125K.
 Wang Qiang
It has been a year of rising rankings for Wang, who took a set of Wimbledon finalist Venus Williams in the second round. Wang is no stranger to the editions of this tournament, but skipped it last year.
The Jiangxi Open takes place between 24-30 July (BST +7 hours)
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