Week 37 (w/c 9 September): Zhengzhou, Hiroshima, Nanchang

With the US Open over it’s time to look ahead at the WTA tournaments this coming week in Asia – that means some early starts if you want to watch.

Samantha Murray, pictured on the right here in Birmingham, is hoping to come through qualifying in Zhengzhou.


WTA Premier, BT Sport

The tournament in Zhengzhou, China, has been upgraded to Premier status having been a WTA 125 for the last two years.

Karolina Pliskova is the top seed here this week.

Samantha Murray has reached the final qualifying round at the time of writing, looking for a main draw spot in the early hours of our Monday morning. Naiktha Bains lost in the first qualifying round on Saturday.

Centre Court matches will be on BT Sport all week.

Mon 9 Sep 04:00 BT Sport 1
Tue 10 Sep 05:00
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Wed 11 Sep 07:00 BT Sport 1
Thu 12 Sep 07:00 BT Sport 1
Fri 13 Sep 07:00 BT Sport 1
Sat 14 Sep 07:00 BT Sport Extra 4
Sun 15 Sep 07:00 BT Sport ESPN


WTA International, BT Sport

Hiroshima hosts the Japan Women’s Open for the second year after it moved from Tokyo.

Hsieh Su-Wei is the defending champion and 2019’s top seed, and you can watch matches from this tournament on BT Sport.

Mon 9 Sep 05:00 BT Sport 2
Tue 10 Sep 03:30 BT Sport 2
Wed 11 Sep 03:30 BT Sport 2
Thu 12 Sep 03:30 BT Sport 2
Fri 13 Sep 03:30
BT Sport 3
BT Sport Extra 3
Sat 14 Sep 03:30 BT Sport 1
Sun 15 Sep 03:30 BT Sport 1


WTA International, BT Sport

The Jiangxi International has moved from July to this new post-US Open spot in the WTA Tour calendar.

Zhang Shuai is the top seed; Wang Qiang has not returned to defend her title.

Eden Silva and Emily Webley-Smith played qualifying here but did not come through, losing in the first and second rounds respectively; they are both playing doubles, but not together.

Live coverage from Nanchang is also on BT Sport all week.

Mon 9 Sep 08:00 BT Sport 3
Tue 10 Sep 08:00 BT Sport 3
Wed 11 Sep 08:00 BT Sport 3
Thu 12 Sep 08:00 BT Sport 3
Fri 13 Sep 08:00 BT Sport ESPN
Sat 14 Sep 09:00 BT Sport ESPN
Sun 15 Sep 09:00 BT Sport 3

BT Sport will have nightly highlights from all three WTA tournaments each evening.


James Ward plays the Challenger in Shanghai, China.

Jay Clarke is seeded and has a bye in Istanbul, Turkey, where Evan Hoyt also plays.

Jan Choinski plays the Challenger in Szczecin, Poland.

Liam Broady and Ryan Peniston are in the draw in Cary, North Carolina, USA.

Jodie Burrage and Maia Lumsden play the ITF W60 in Meitar, Israel, with Freya Christie and Alicia Barnett looking to come through two qualifying rounds on Monday.

Head to the details listings page for day to day updates on coverage and entries as far ahead as known.

Read more about how to watch tennis on telly in 2019. The 2020 article is coming after the US Open.

Any late changes to these schedules, where I am able to, will be included on the homepage of the website and tweeted at @tennisontelly. They will be marked with a * above if details have changed since this article was published.

You can also find daily updates on the Tennis on telly page on Facebook. You can find details of all live coverage, re-runs and highlights over the next 7 days on the Calendar.

Check Tennis TV and WTA TV for details of  the matches they are covering, at https://www.tennistv.com/live/schedule and http://www.wtatv.com/schedule

ATP Challenger events have official live free streaming at http://livestream.com/ATP. You can get links to all the matches by following @ATPChallLive on twitter which will tweet them out in advance.

Some ITF events are streamed free at http://live.itftennis.com/en/ and on the ITF Pro Circuit Scores app on Apple and Android. Check out the @ITFLive twitter account which will automatically tweet details of streamed matches a few hours ahead.

Tournaments that are part of the USTA Pro-Circuit series may be streamed at http://livestream.com/procircuit as well as or instead of the ITF website. If I am aware of other streams for any other tournaments I will share them on twitter.