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Upcoming Tournaments

BNP Paribas WTA Finals

BNP Paribas WTA Finals

Singapore, SINGAPORE
Oct 20 - Oct 26
Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open

Yinzhou Bank International Women...

Ningbo, CHINA
Oct 27 - Nov 02
Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions

Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of C...

Sofia, BULGARIA
Oct 28 - Nov 02
OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI
Nov 03 - Nov 09
WTA

Open GDF Suez De Limoges - Limog...

Limoges, FRANCE
Nov 03 - Nov 09
Brisbane International

Brisbane International

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
Kia Korea Open

Kia Korea Open

Seoul, KOREA
Sep 15 - Sep 21

Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $500,000
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 increased prize money to $500,000 and implemented Hawk-Eye electronic line calling for the 2012 edition.

"The tournament is being promoted with a prize money," Tournament Director Lee Jin-Soo said. "This is the stepping stone to going from an International-level tournament to Premier-level. We plan to make it the No.1 international sports event in Korea."
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Karolina Pliskova Irina-Camelia Begu / Lara Arruabarrena
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Chin-Wei Chan / Yi-Fan Xu
2012 Caroline Wozniacki Raquel Kops-Jones / 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
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  • WTA Rising Star Pliskova Wins Seoul

    September 21, 2014
    Karolina Pliskova served up the second WTA title of her blossoming career, grinding past first-time WTA finalist Varvara Lepchenko to win the Kia Korea Open.
  • Video: Car Talk At Kia Korea Open

    September 21, 2014
    Get to know Agnieszka Radwanska, Maria Kirilenko, Christina McHale and the Pliskova twins a little bit better right here, all courtesy of the Kia Korea Open.
  • Video: Off-Court Fun In Seoul

    September 20, 2014
    From Maria Kirilenko meeting her fans to Agnieszka Radwanska's autograph session and the glamorous player party, there's been a lot going on at the Kia Korea Open.
  • Lepchenko Into First WTA Final In Seoul

    September 20, 2014
    Karolina Pliskova and Varvara Lepchenko were both on the brink of defeat but survived semifinal tests on Saturday at the Kia Korea Open.
  • Lepchenko Trips Up Radwanska Again

    September 19, 2014
    Varvara Lepchenko proved her summer win over World No.5 Agnieszka Radwanska was no fluke by repeating the trick at the Kia Korea Open on Friday.
  • Kirilenko Gathering Steam Again?

    September 18, 2014
    Maria Kirilenko, who went as high as No.10 in the world just last year, took out a top seed to reach her first WTA quarterfinal of the year at the $500,000 Kia Korea Open.
  • Radwanska Gets Shot At Revenge

    September 17, 2014
    Agnieszka Radwanska and Varvara Lepchenko set up a quarterfinal clash at the Kia Korea Open. Watch what happened the last time they played each other right here.
  • Radwanska's Winning Return To Seoul

    September 16, 2014
    Agnieszka Radwanska made a winning start to her title defense at the Kia Korea Open on Tuesday. She wasn't the only former champion to advance, either.
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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
2014 Karolina Pliskova Irina-Camelia Begu / Lara Arruabarrena
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Chin-Wei Chan / Yi-Fan Xu
2012 Caroline Wozniacki Raquel Kops-Jones / 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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