Week 39 (w/c 22 September): Chengdu, Zhuhai, Wuhan, Tashkent

The Asian swing continues with events in China and Uzbekistan.

Kyle Edmund last played at the US Open

Chengdu

ATP 250, Amazon Prime Video

Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans compete at the 4th Chengdu Open in China.

Last year’s winner Bernard Tomic retired in the first round of qualifying this year. The top seed is John Isner who has been playing at Laver Cup at the weekend.

Edmund and Evans have teamed up for doubles. The second seeds in the doubles draw are Dominic Inglot and Austin Krajicek.

Amazon Prime Video has coverage of the Centre Court matches from Chengdu this week.


Zhuhai

ATP 250

A new addition to the calendar, the Zhuhai Championships has awarded a wildcard to Andy Murray. Cameron Norrie will also play here.

Norrie partners Albert Ramos Vinolas in the doubles draw which also features Luke Bambridge alongside Ben McLachlan as second seeds.

Amazon Prime Video have also picked up coverage of this tournament at short notice.


Wuhan

WTA Premier 5, BT Sport

The 6th Wuhan Open starts on Sunday 22nd September and has a Saturday final.

Last year this tournament was won by Aryna Sabalenka while the WTA Number 1 spot is up for grabs this week between the top two seeds Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova. Heather Watson lost in the first round of qualifying.

Sun 22 Sep 05:00
13:00
BT Sport 3
BT Sport Extra 2
Mon 23 Sep 04:00 BT Sport 1
Tue 24 Sep 04:00 BT Sport 1
Wed 25 Sep 04:00 BT Sport 1
Thu 26 Sep 07:30 BT Sport 1
Fri 27 Sep 09:30 BT Sport 1
Sat 28 Sep 09:30 BT Sport 3

Tashkent

WTA International, BT Sport

The WTA tour has been visiting Tashkent in Uzbekistan for 21 years and last time round Margarita Gasapryan lifted the trophy. She is the second seed this year behind Viktoria Kuzmova.

Harriet Dart and Naomi Broady played qualifying here, with Dart making it through to play the second round on Sunday, but Broady lost in the first.

The doubles draw is yet to be made at the time of writing. It’s also a Saturday final here.

Mon 23 Sep 06:00 BT Sport 2
Tue 24 Sep 06:00 BT Sport 2
Wed 25 Sep 06:00 BT Sport 2
Thu 26 Sep 06:00 BT Sport 2
Fri 27 Sep 07:00 BT Spot 2
Sat 28 Sep 08:00 BT Sport ESPN

Challengers

Ryan Peniston will play the ATP Challenger in Tiburon, California.

Naiktha Bains entered the ITF W60 in Darwin, Australia.

Eden Silva, Emily Webley-Smith and Sarah Beth Grey are expected in Sunday’s qualifying draw in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

Tara Moore is on the qualifying list for the W60 in Templeton, California.

An ITF M25 event at The Shrewsbury Club boasts a packed field of British players. At the cut-off on Thursday Jack Draper, Aidan McHugh, Luke Johnson, Neil Pauffley, Joshua Paris, Anton Matusevic, Jonathan Binding, George Houghton, David Fox, Scott Duncan and Patrick Foley were all in the main draw, and the qualifying draw of 27 was exclusively made up of British players.

There is a W25 tournament at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton for the second week in a row. Jodie Burrage, Samantha Murray, Katy Dunne and Gabriella Taylor are in the main draw and nine more Brits are in qualifying as of Thursday.


 

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