Tournament Level: Premier
Prize Money: $768,000
Draw Size: 28 main draw/32 qualifying
Main Draw Ceremony: Saturday, October 15, 1 pm MSK
Qualifying Dates: Saturday, October 15 - Monday, October 17
First Day of Main Draw: Monday, October 17
Singles Final: Saturday, October 22, 1 pm MSK
Doubles Final: Friday, October 21, 1 pm MSK
WHERE TO WATCH:
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- The Kremlin Cup field is always filled with Singapore hopefuls, and this year is no different with three players still in contention for the remaining two spots in the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global: Dominika Cibulkova, Carla Suárez Navarro and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
- Kuznetsova took a last wildcard into her home tournament in Moscow in order to defend her title.
- Local players are sometimes shy under the pressure of playing in front of a home crowd, but the Russians seem to thrive on it. For the past two years, Moscow has been won by a Russian player (Kuznetsova in 2015 and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 2014) and even more impressive, at least one Russian player has reached the semifinals for the last nine of ten editions of the tournament.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), Anna Kalinskaya (RUS)