Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur has accepted a last-minute wildcard into next week's Taiwan Open.
WTA Staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur has accepted a last-minute wildcard into next week's Taiwan Open.

Stosur joins Elina Svitolina, Caroline Garcia and Jelena Jankovic in the draw for the International event, which begins on Monday and is being staged at the 10,000-seat Taipei Arena.

The Taiwan Open is enjoying its second year on the WTA calendar and first in Taipei, having relocated from the island's second city, Kaohsiung. Venus Williams won the inaugural event and Stosur will hope for similar success as she looks to revive her flagging fortunes.

The Australian, who was once a fixture inside the Top 10, has not won a match since August, most recently losing to Heather Watson in the opening round of the Australian Open.

With $500,000 in prize money, the tournament is one of the most prestigious International events on the circuit, attracting an impressive field. US Open quarterfinalist Anastasija Sevastova, Christina McHale, Katerina Siniakova and 2016 runner-up Misaki Doi have all entered, while home favorites Chan Yung-Jan and Chan Hao-Ching will defend their doubles title.