Sep 23, 2019

Wuhan Open - Wuhan

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Wuhan Open Women

The WTA Wuhan Open 2021 is a Premier 5 tournament in the WTA Tour and has been taking place since 2014. The 2021 event will be the 7th edition of the tournament. It will precede the highly-rated Beijing Open and will be the second most prominent WTA tennis tournament played on Chinese soil.

WTA Wuhan Open 2021 Prospects

The young and talented Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka has taken a liking for the Wuhan Open.

The Minsk-born Sabalenka is currently floating around the Top 10 in the WTA ranking and, despite competing against more distinguished tennis stars, Sabalenka managed to win the last two editions of the WTA Wuhan Open in 2018 and 2019. In the 2018 final, she defeated the Estonian Anett Kontaveit in straight sets, while in 2019 she got the better of Alison Riske.

More importantly, though, in both of those tournaments, the likes of Ashleigh Barty, former WTA Number 1 Gabrielle Muguruza, as well as the always dangerous Caroline Wozniacki and 2014 Wuhan Open winner Petra Kvitova were all behind Sabalenka.

This means that the Belarusian tennis prodigy loves playing at the Optics Valley International Tennis Center in Wuhan and that she will be among the top favourites for the 2021 Wuhan Open once again.

One tennis star who will do everything to dethrone Sabalenka at the Wuhan Open is Ashleigh Barty. The diminutive Australian has lost two times in a row in the Wuhan Open semi-finals to Sabalenka, despite being a strong favourite to win. In 2021, she will come to Wuhan with revenge on her mind.