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Zhengzhou Open 2023 Preview: When is it, who is playing and what is the prize money?

The final WTA 1000 event of the year in Beijing may be reaching its closing stages, but there is still plenty more tennis to look forward to with three top 10 players competing at the Zhengzhou Open next week.

And we, at Tennishead, have got everything you need to know ahead of the WTA 500 tournament:

When is the Zhengzhou Open 2023?

The main draw of the Zhengzhou Open takes place between Monday 9th October and Sunday 15th October, with the qualifying draw being conducted over the coming weekend (7th and 8th October).

Who is playing at the Zhengzhou Open 2023?

The upcoming tournament in Zhengzhou features a very strong lineup, with WTA players all vying for precious points in the latter stages of the season.

This lineup includes top 10 players Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari and Caroline Garcia, with 2021 Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova also featuring.

There was a lot of hype around the potential that this tournament could offer, with the race to the WTA Finals in Cancun hotting up.

However, results at the China Open mean that the race is officially over and the eight players for the year-end event have been decided.

Wildcards have been awarded to Chinese players Zhuoxuan Bai and Hanyu Guo.

READ NEXT – WTA Finals 2023 Lineup Confirmed: Who has qualified for the year-end tournament?

Where is the Zhengzhou Open held?

The 2023 Zhengzhou Open is an outdoor hard court tournament and will take place at the the new Henan Provincial Stadium Center.

How much prize money is on offer at the Zhengzhou Open 2023?

The total prize money on offer at the 2023 Zhengzhou Open is $780,637, and here is the breakdown for the singles tournament:

Event Winner Finalist Semi-finalists Quarter-finalists Second Round First Round
Singles  $120,150 $74,161 $43,322 $21,075 $11,500 $8,310

How many ranking points are on offer at the Zhengzhou Open 2023?

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
Doubles 1

Previous winners of the Zhengzhou Open

This is the second time that the tournament in Zhengzhou has been held as a WTA 500 level event, with 2019 being the first before the WTA’s Covid-19/Peng Shuai hiatus from China.

And here are the previous winners of the event:


2014: Kailin Zhang (Singles) / Chin-wei Chan & Chen Liang (Doubles)

2015: Yafan Wang (Singles) / Na-lae Han & Su-jeong Jang (Doubles)

2016: Anastasia Pivovarova (Singles) / Fangying Xun & Xiaodi You (Doubles)

WTA Challenger (125K)

2017: Qiang Wang (Singles) / Zhu Lin & Xinyun Han (Doubles)

2018: Saisai Zheng (Singles) / Yingying Duan & Yafan Wang (Doubles)

WTA Premier/500

2019: Karolina Pliskova (Singles) / Nicole Melichar-Martinez & Kveta Peschke (Doubles)

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Where can you watch the Zhengzhou Open?

The Zhengzhou Open is broadcasted exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom, Tennis Channel in the United States, Austria, Germany and Puerto Rico, and BeIN in Australia. For more information click here to visit the WTA website.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.