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  • Top Seeds: Sofia Kenin, Wang Qiang, Dayana Yastremska, Caroline Garcia
  • Defending Champion: Caroline Garcia
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TIANJIN, CHINA – Sofia Kenin heads up a strong field, with Caroline Garcia returning to try and defend her title.

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Tournament Fast Facts

Level WTA International
Surface Hard (O)
Singles Draw 32
Doubles Draw 16
Prize Money $500,000
Top seeds Sofia Kenin [1]

Wang Qiang [2]

Dayana Yastremska [3]

Carolina Garcia [4]

Zhang Shuai [5]

Yulia Putintseva [6]

Zheng Saisai [7]

Magda Linette [8]

Top Half Sofa Kenin [1]

Yulia Putintseva [6]

Caroline Garcia [4]

Zhang Shuai [5]

Bottom Half Zheng Saisai [7]

Dayana Yastremska [3]

Magda Linette [8]

Wang Qiang [2]


Draw & Results

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Order of Play



SF 12-Oct
R Peterson (SWE) 06 64 75 O Jabeur (TUN)
H Watson (GBR) 61 64 V Kudermetova (RUS)
QF 11-Oct
R Peterson (SWE) 67(5) 64 62 Wang Y (CHN)
O Jabeur (TUN) 76(5) 76(4) Y Putintseva [6] (KAZ)
H Watson (GBR) 75 67(4) 76(6) M Linette [8] (POL)
V Kudermetova (RUS) 64 60 D Yastremska [3] (UKR)
R2 10-Oct
D Yastremska [3] (UKR) 62 64 Peng S (CHN)
V Kudermetova (RUS) 50 RET Zheng S [7] (CHN)
M Linette [8] (POL) 40 RET K Nara [Q] (JPN)
H Watson (GBR) 63 60 Wang Q [2] (CHN)
R2 09-Oct
R Peterson (SWE) 75 32 RET Wang Xin. [LL] (CHN)
O Jabeur (TUN) 64 62 Wang Xiy. [Q] (CHN)
Y Putintseva [6] (KAZ) 61 62 S Stosur [WC] (AUS)
Wang Y (CHN) 64 62 C Garcia [4] (FRA)
R1 08-Oct
M Linette [8] (POL) 63 61 C McHale (USA)
K Nara [Q] (JPN) 36 61 63 H Dart (GBR)
Wang Xin. [LL] (CHN) 63 61 Ma S [LL] (CHN)
Peng S (CHN) 62 76(1) You X [Q] (CHN)
Wang Xiy. [Q] (CHN) 62 76(2) K Ahn (USA)
O Jabeur (TUN) 64 62 J Brady (USA)
D Yastremska [3] (UKR) 62 63 Zhu L (CHN)
Zheng S [7] (CHN) 76(4) 62 Duan Y [WC] (CHN)
V Kudermetova (RUS) 64 62 A Tomljanovic (AUS)
Wang Q [2] (CHN) 63 64 A Rodionova [Q] (AUS)
R1 07-Oct
S Stosur [WC] (AUS) 75 26 62 Yang Z [WC] (CHN)
C Garcia [4] (FRA) 26 62 62 A Potapova (RUS)
Y Putintseva [6] (KAZ) 61 16 75 A Sharma (AUS)
H Watson (GBR) 64 76(3) K Bondarenko (UKR)
R Peterson (SWE) 63 46 63 V Williams (USA)
Wang Y (CHN) 60 64 L Davis (USA)


 [1] Sofia Kenin

Kenin has had a solid year which has seen her win her first three titles, including the title in Guangzhou. It is not a bad draw, and at the very least she should surpass last year’s first round exit.

Kenin’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Kristie Ahn
  • R2: Ons Jabeur
  • QF: Yulia Putintseva [6]
  • SF: Caroline Garcia [4]
  • F: Wang Qiang [2]


[2] Wang Qiang

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Despite a decent enough showing in the US Open series, her time on home turf has not been fantastic – only one win in three tournaments. She went out in the second round last year,

Wang’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Qualifier
  • R2: Heather Watson
  • QF: Magda Linette [8]
  • SF: Dayana Yastremska [3]
  • F: Sofia Kenin [1]


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[3] Dayana Yastremska

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For her debut at this event, Yastremska’s draw is actually not that bad. Add to that her solid run to the Wuhan-semi-final and she could be looking at a decent run.

Yastremska’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Zhu Lin
  • R2: Peng Shuai
  • QF: Zheng Saisai [7]
  • SF: Wang Qiang [2]
  • F: Sofia Kenin [1]


[4] Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia of France in action during the second round-robin match at the 2017 WTA Finals tennis tournament

The defending champion might at least be able to target a run to the semi-final before she comes up against her first negative head to head.

However, the last time Garcia had a back to back win was in Mallorca on the grass, and needs an upswing in luck and confidence to defend her title.

Garcia’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Anastasia Potapova
  • R2: Wang Yafan
  • QF: Zhang Shuai
  • SF: Sofia Kenin [1]
  • F: Wang Qiang [2]


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The Tianjin Open takes place between 7-13 October.

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