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Upcoming Tournaments

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Brisbane International

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
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Shenzhen, CHINA
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
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Apia International Sydney

Apia International Sydney

Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Jan 11 - Jan 16
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Hobart International

Hobart, AUSTRALIA
Jan 11 - Jan 17
Australian Open

Australian Open

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Jan 19 - Jan 31

Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $250,000
Surface: Hard
Director: Ichiro Nakanishi
Coming during the first week of the WTA calendar's Far East leg in the fall is the Japan Women's Open Tennis at Osaka's Utsubo Tennis Center.

Samantha Stosur, who two years later would triumph at the US Open, captured the inaugural edition in 2009 and became the tournament's first two-time champion in 2013 and three-time champion in 2014. The event made headlines in 2010 for featuring the oldest-known final in WTA history, with then-33-year-old Tamarine Tanasugarn beating 40-year-old Japanese native Kimiko Date-Krumm. And at the 2012 staging, Heather Watson became the first British WTA titlist since Sara Gomer won Aptos in 1988.

A significant cultural center located in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshu and its third-largest city by population, Osaka functions as one of the country's economic command hubs.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Samantha Stosur Renata Voracova / Shuko Aoyama
2013 Samantha Stosur Flavia Pennetta / Kristina Mladenovic
2012 Heather Watson Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears
2011 Marion Bartoli Kimiko Date-Krumm / Shuai Zhang
2010 Tamarine Tanasugarn Lilia Osterloh / Kai-Chen Chang
2009 Samantha Stosur Lisa Raymond / Chia-Jung Chuang
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News

  • Sam Stosur, Queen Of Osaka

    October 12, 2014
    Sam Stosur edged Zarina Diyas to win the Japan Women's Open Tennis title. She's never conquered any other city...
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  • Sam Stosur, Queen Of Osaka

    October 12, 2014
    Sam Stosur edged Zarina Diyas to win the Japan Women's Open Tennis title. She's never conquered any other city more than once - she's now done it three times in Osaka.
  • Stosur Closes In On Third Osaka Crown

    October 11, 2014
    Sam Stosur survived an early assault from Elina Svitolina to get within a win of her third Japan Women's Open Tennis crown. Another WTA Rising Star awaits in the final.
  • Stosur Cruises Into Osaka SFs

    October 10, 2014
    Samantha Stosur stayed on course to successfully defend her Japan Women's Open Tennis title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Yulia Putintseva in Friday's quarterfinals.
  • WTA Rising Stars Shine In Osaka

    October 08, 2014
    Elina Svitolina and Madison Keys both beat Japanese opponents on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open Tennis.
  • Stosur & Vandeweghe Win In Osaka

    October 07, 2014
    Defending champion Samantha Stosur continued her terrific success at the Japan Women's Open Tennis on Tuesday. Fellow seed CoCo Vandeweghe joined her in the second round.
  • Keys Through To Second Round In Osaka

    October 06, 2014
    No.2 seed Madison Keys made a confident start to her campaign at the Japan Women's Open Tennis, brushing aside Sachia Vickery, 6-3, 6-3.
  • 10 Things: Linz, Osaka & Tianjin

    October 05, 2014
    One's got two Top 10 stars in the draw, one's got a Road To Singapore battle royale brewing, one's got seven WTA Rising Stars in eight seeds. Which one's which?
  • Stosur Conquers Bouchard & Osaka

    October 13, 2013
    Sam Stosur edged first-time WTA finalist Eugenie Bouchard to win the HP Open on Sunday afternoon. It was the Australian's fifth WTA title - but she pulled off a slew of firsts too. What are they?
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Samantha Stosur Renata Voracova / Shuko Aoyama
2013 Samantha Stosur Flavia Pennetta / Kristina Mladenovic
2012 Heather Watson Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears
2011 Marion Bartoli Kimiko Date-Krumm / Shuai Zhang
2010 Tamarine Tanasugarn Lilia Osterloh / Kai-Chen Chang
2009 Samantha Stosur Lisa Raymond / Chia-Jung Chuang
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