2016 Hong Kong Tennis Open

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2016 Hong Kong Tennis Open
Date October 10–16
Edition 7th
Category WTA International
Draw 32S / 16D
Prize money $250,000
Surface Hard
Location Hong Kong
Venue Victoria Park Tennis Stadium
Champions
Singles
Flag of Denmark.svg Caroline Wozniacki
Doubles
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chan Hao-ching / Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chan Yung-jan
  2015  · Hong Kong Tennis Open ·  2017  

The 2016 Hong Kong Tennis Open (also known as the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open for sponsorship reasons) was a professional tennis tournament played on hard courts. It was the seventh edition of the tournament, and part of the 2016 WTA Tour. It took place in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, from October 10 to 16.

Tennis ball sport with racket and net

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

2016 WTA Tour womens tennis tour

The 2016 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2016 tennis season. The 2016 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation, the WTA Premier tournaments, the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup, the year-end championships. Also included in the 2016 calendar is the Summer Olympic Games and Hopman Cup, which were organized by the ITF and did not distribute ranking points.

Hong Kong East Asian city

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most densely populated region.

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Points and prize money

Point distribution

EventWFSFQFRound of 16Round of 32QQ2Q1
Singles2801801106030118121
Doubles1 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money

EventWFSFQFRound of 16Round of 321Q2Q1
Singles$43,000$21,400$11,500$6,175$3,400$2,100$1,020$600
Doubles *$12,300$6,400$3,435$1,820$960 N/A N/A N/A

1 Qualifiers prize money is also the Round of 32 prize money
* per team

Singles main draw entrants

Seeds

Country Player Rank1 Seed
Flag of Germany.svg  GER Angelique Kerber 11
Flag of the United States.svg  USA Venus Williams 132
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  GBR Johanna Konta 143
Flag of Australia.svg  AUS Samantha Stosur 184
Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Caroline Wozniacki 225
Flag of France.svg  FRA Caroline Garcia 256
Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Jelena Janković 377
Flag of Australia.svg  AUS Daria Gavrilova 498

Other Entrants

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Marina Erakovic New Zealand tennis player

Marina Erakovic is a retired tennis player from New Zealand. Her career-high WTA rankings were world No. 39 for singles, achieved in May 2012, and No. 25 in doubles, achieved in June 2013. She won one WTA singles title, at Memphis in February 2013, and eight WTA doubles titles.

Dalila Jakupović Slovenian tennis player

Dalila Jakupović is a Slovenian tennis player.

Aleksandra Krunić Serbian tennis player

Aleksandra Krunić is a Russian-born Serbian tennis player. She has won one singles title and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour. In June 2018, she reached her best singles rankings of world No. 39. In April 2017, she peaked at No. 43 in the doubles rankings.

Withdrawals

Before the tournament
Risa Ozaki Japanese tennis player

Risa Ozaki is a Japanese tennis player.

Kristína Kučová Slovak tennis player

Kristína Kučová is a Slovak tennis player.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands American tennis player

Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands is an American professional tennis player. She is an Olympic Gold medalist, and has won five Grand Slam titles in women's doubles and three in mixed doubles.

During the tournament

Doubles main draw entrants

Seeds

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  TPE Chan Hao-Ching Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  TPE Chan Yung-jan 181
Flag of Slovenia.svg  SLO Andreja Klepač Flag of Slovenia.svg  SLO Katarina Srebotnik 542
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  CHN Liang Chen Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  CHN Yang Zhaoxuan 983
Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shuko Aoyama Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Makoto Ninomiya 1144

1 Rankings are as of October 3, 2016

Other entrants

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

Ng Kwan-yau is a Hong Kong female tennis player.

Zheng Saisai Chinese tennis player

Zheng Saisai or Zheng Sai-Sai is a Chinese tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is No. 39, which she reached in November 2018. Her career high in doubles is No. 15, achieved in July 2016.

Eudice Wong Chong is a professional Hong Kong tennis player.

Champions

Singles

Caroline Wozniacki Danish tennis player

Caroline Wozniacki (R) is a professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles. She is also the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th in the Open Era. She finished on top of the rankings in both 2010 and 2011.

Kristina Mladenovic French tennis player

Kristina "Kiki" Mladenovic is a French professional tennis player.

Doubles

Chan Hao-ching tennis player

Chan Hao-ching, also known as Angel Chan, is a professional tennis player representing Taiwan. She is primarily a doubles specialist, having won 16 WTA, 2 WTA Challenger, and 6 ITF titles in that discipline. Chan reached the final of the mixed-doubles competition at Wimbledon with Max Mirnyi in 2014, her first Grand Slam final. She reached two more in 2017, the Wimbledon women's doubles with Monica Niculescu, and the US Open mixed doubles with Michael Venus.

Naomi Broady British tennis player

Naomi Broady is a British tennis player.

Heather Watson British tennis player

Heather Miriam Watson is a British professional tennis player and a Wimbledon mixed doubles champion. She is a former British No. 1 and current British No. 3.

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