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Upcoming Tournaments

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Portugal Open

Portugal Open

Oeiras, PORTUGAL
Apr 28 - May 03
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18
NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP

NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP

NÜRNBERG, GERMANY
May 18 - May 24
Korea Open

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 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
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Chin-Wei Chan / Yi-Fan Xu
2012 Caroline Wozniacki Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears
2011 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez Natalie Grandin / Vladimira Uhlirova
2010 Alisa Kleybanova Julia Goerges / Polona Hercog
2009 Kimiko Date-Krumm Abigail Spears / Yung-Jan Chan
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  • Chan & Xu: Seoul Springboard

    September 24, 2013
    Chan Chin-Wei and Xu Yi-Fan secured their first WTA doubles title at the KDB Korea Open and boosted their conf...
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  • Chan & Xu: Seoul Springboard

    September 24, 2013
    Chan Chin-Wei and Xu Yi-Fan secured their first WTA doubles title at the KDB Korea Open and boosted their confidence in the process.
  • Radwanska & The First Pitch In Seoul

    September 23, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska threw out the first pitch at a professional baseball game in Seoul, in front of 24,000 fans, on live TV - how did she feel about it? Read about it and see all of the photos here!
  • Radwanska Strikes Thirteen In Seoul

    September 22, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska won her third WTA title of the year - and the 13th of her career - at the KDB Korea Open on Sunday, outlasting Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in a two-hour, 45-minute epic.
  • Down To Aga & Nastia In Seoul

    September 21, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova moved into the final of the KDB Korea Open on Saturday. What's been lurking on the practice courts and scaring Radwanska? Read on.
  • Schiavone Edges Date-Krumm In Seoul

    September 20, 2013
    Francesca Schiavone came from 64 20 down to beat Kimiko Date-Krumm on Quarterfinal Friday at the KDB Korea Open. Agnieszka Radwanska and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova also advanced.
  • Date-Krumm Ousts Kirilenko In Seoul

    September 19, 2013
    Kimiko Date-Krumm beat No.2 seed Maria Kirilenko at the KDB Korea Open - how many Top 20 wins has she had since coming back to the tour now? No.1 seed Agnieszka Radwanska cruised.
  • Schiavone Keeps Winning In Seoul

    September 18, 2013
    Francesca Schiavone won a grinder against Virginie Razzano to reach the quarterfinals of the KDB Korea Open. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was also among the winners - but two seeds fell.
  • Radwanska Wins Opener In Seoul

    September 17, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska made a winning debut at the KDB Korea Open, beating Alexandra Cadantu in straight sets. The World No.4 has changed her hair color again, but exactly how new is it?
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Chin-Wei Chan / Yi-Fan Xu
2012 Caroline Wozniacki Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears
2011 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 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 Suarez
2005 Nicole Vaidisova Chia-Jung Chuang / Yung-Jan Chan
2004 Maria Sharapova Yoon Jeong Cho / Mi-Ra Jeon
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