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Upcoming Tournaments

Korea Open Tennis

Korea Open Tennis

Seoul, KOREA
Sep 19 - Sep 25
Toray Pan Pacific Open

Toray Pan Pacific Open

Tokyo, JAPAN
Sep 19 - Sep 25
2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

Wuhan, CHINA
Sep 25 - Oct 01
Tashkent Open

Tashkent Open

Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN
Sep 26 - Oct 01
China Open

China Open

Beijing, CHINA
Oct 01 - Oct 09
Generali Ladies Linz

Generali Ladies Linz

Linz, AUSTRIA
Oct 10 - Oct 16
Korea Open Tennis

Korea Open Tennis

Seoul, KOREA
Sep 19 - Sep 25
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Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Hard
Director: Mr. Jin-soo Lee
Part of the Asian leg of the calendar, Seoul's WTA tournament launched in 2004 at Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center, the 1988 Summer Olympics facility where Steffi Graf took the gold en route to her 'Golden Slam' season. It has also hosted South Korean Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Champions include Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska. However, the most memorable one may be Kimiko Date-Krumm, who became the second-oldest Open Era WTA titlist with her triumph in 2009 one day shy of her 39th birthday (Billie Jean King is the oldest).

The Kia Korea Open implemented Hawk-Eye electronic line calling for the 2012 edition.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Irina-Camelia Begu Andreja Klepac / Lara Arruabarrena
2014 Karolina Pliskova Irina-Camelia Begu / Lara Arruabarrena
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Chin-Wei Chan / Yifan Xu
2012 Caroline Wozniacki Raquel Atawo / Abigail Spears
2011 María José Martínez Sánchez Natalie Grandin / Vladimira Uhlirova
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  • Arrruabarrena, Niculescu To Battle In Seoul

    September 24, 2016
    Lara Arruabarrena spoiled an all-Romanian party when she knocked out Patricia Maria Tig in straight sets on her way to the Korea Open final, where she'll take on Monica Niculescu.
  • Romanian Stars Niculescu, Tig, Soar In Seoul

    September 23, 2016
    Mutua Madrid Open quarterfinalist Patricia Maria Tig joined Monica Niculescu in the Korea Open semifinals; No.3 seed Zhang Shuai also advanced
  • Niculescu Dodges Day Of Upsets In Seoul

    September 22, 2016
    Monica Niculescu was the only seed to advance on Day 6 at the Korea Open Tennis, after a spate of upsets saw defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu, Kirsten Flipkens and Kristina Mladenovic bow out.
  • Giorgi Battles Past Barthel In Seoul

    September 21, 2016
    Camila Giorgi fought her way into her fifth WTA quarterfinal of 2016 with a three-set win over Mona Barthel, booking a last eight encounter with No.3 seed Zhang Shuai.
  • Flipkens Shows Off Seoul-ful Hot Shot In Korea

    September 21, 2016
    On her way to a first round win at the Korea Open, Kirsten Flipkens displayed some quick hands to beat Kristyna Pliskova.
  • Begu Leads Seoul Seeds Into Second Round

    September 20, 2016
    Top seed and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu made a confident start to the Korea Open, swatting aside wildcard Jang Su Jeong in little over an hour.
  • Giorgi Shows Heart In Seoul Opener

    September 19, 2016
    Camila Giorgi made quick work of local wildcard Han Na-Lae to reach the second round of the Korea Open in straight sets; No.8 seed Louisa Chirico also advanced.
  • 10 Things: Tokyo, Guangzhou, Seoul

    September 18, 2016
    A trio of tournaments take place this week in Asia; find out everything you need to know about the Asian Swing events in Tokyo, Guangzhou, and Seoul right here on wtatennis.com...
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  • Guangzhou, Seoul & Tokyo Gallery: Finals

    September 21, 2014
    There was lots of celebrating this weekend, as new champions were crowned in Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo.
  • Seoul Gallery: Heart Of The Action

    September 20, 2014
    A world class field descended on Seoul for the $500,000 Kia Korea Open - check out 10 of the best action shots from the week so far right here, right now!
  • Gallery: Radwanska & The First Pitch

    September 23, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska headed to the Jamsil Baseball Stadium to throw the first pitch in the LG Twins versus DooSan Bears game. She's not the only WTA star to head out to the baseball field.
  • Seoul Gallery: Champion Style

    September 22, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska cruised into the final of the KDB Korea Open and then, at the very end of an epic final, made one last push - champion style. See all the best pics from Finals Day here!
  • Seoul Gallery: Player Party & More

    September 16, 2013
    From Agnieszka Radwanska's arrival at the airport to Maria Kirilenko's adidas clinic and the star-studded player party, check out the first batch of pics from the KDB Korea Open right here.
  • Seoul Gallery: Multiple Exposures & More...

    September 23, 2012
    Qualies, camera tricks, doubles, trophies - it's all here in the final KDB Korea Open gallery.
  • Seoul Gallery: Caroline Shines Off The Court

    September 22, 2012
    Caroline Wozniacki hasn't only been drawing in crowds on the courts of the KDB Korea Open.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Irina-Camelia Begu Andreja Klepac / Lara Arruabarrena
2014 Karolina Pliskova Irina-Camelia Begu / Lara Arruabarrena
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Chin-Wei Chan / Yifan Xu
2012 Caroline Wozniacki Raquel Atawo / Abigail Spears
2011 María José Martínez Sánchez Natalie Grandin / Vladimira Uhlirova
2010 Alisa Kleybanova Julia Goerges / Polona Hercog
2009 Kimiko Date-Krumm Abigail Spears / Yung-Jan Chan
2008 Maria Kirilenko Su-Wei Hsieh / Chia-Jung Chuang
2007 Venus Williams Su-Wei Hsieh / Chia-Jung Chuang
2006 Eleni Daniilidou Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2005 Nicole Vaidisova Chia-Jung Chuang / Yung-Jan Chan
2004 Maria Sharapova Yoon Jeong Cho / Mi-Ra Jeon
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