With defending champion Katerina Siniakova joined by the likes of world number one Simona Halep, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, and five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, the sixth edition of the Shenzhen Open could be one of the best yet.
Several star players opted to start their 2018 season at the Shenzhen Open as world number one Simona Halep will be joined by the likes of Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko and five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova.
The all-Czech pairing of Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova has sealed their place in the WTA Finals after some incredible results which saw them reach the finals at the US Open, BNP Paribas Open and a semifinal appearance at Roland Garros.
Elina Svitolina looked a little shaky in her rain-delayed first round match at the US Open but she still managed to carve a tough victory over Katerina Siniakova in three sets as she recovered from 0-2 down in the final set to triumph after more than two hours of play which lasted over two days due to rain.
The recent Wimbledon champions look to continue their good run of form at the Rogers Cup held in Toronto as Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina plays their first tournament after their triumph at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, headlining a stellar field with many other quality pairings.