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Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN
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Japan Women's Open Tennis

Osaka, JAPAN
Oct 06 - Oct 12

Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $250,000
Surface: Hard
Director: Mr. Ichiro Nakanishi
Coming during the last week of the WTA calendar's Far East leg 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. 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
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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  • 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?
  • Stosur Outslugs Keys In Osaka

    October 12, 2013
    Her kick serve and inside out forehand hitting their targets time and time again, Sam Stosur stormed into the final of the HP Open on Saturday, ending Madison Keys' breakthrough run in straight sets.
  • Bouchard Reaches First WTA Final

    October 12, 2013
    The No.1 teenager in the world just keeps on climbing to new heights - Eugenie Bouchard reached her first WTA final on Saturday, beating Kurumi Nara in the semifinals of the HP Open in Osaka.
  • Bouchard's Patriot Games

    October 12, 2013
    Canadian tennis is on the up at the moment, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Eugenie Bouchard.
  • Keys' First WTA Semifinal In Osaka

    October 11, 2013
    Madison Keys defeated Zheng Jie, 63 61, on Friday to set up a semifinal with former champion Samantha Stosur at the HP Open.
  • Keys' Second Set Blitz In Osaka

    October 10, 2013
    After a close first set, Madison Keys went on maximum overdrive to beat Zhang Shuai in straight sets at the HP Open. How many points did the American teenager lose in the second set? Read on...
  • Stosur & Bouchard Into Osaka QFs

    October 09, 2013
    Samantha Stosur, Eugenie Bouchard and Kurumi Nara were among the second round winners in Osaka on Wednesday.
  • WTA Diary: Serena's Hidden Talent

    October 08, 2013
    Get you weekly helping of WTA news, including Kimiko's latest conquest and Serena's audition with a certain reality TV judge.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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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