Having had no home champions since 1998, Japan got two in as many weeks in September 2019, with Naomi Osaka picking up her first home title in Osaka, the city of her birth, without dropping a set (Getty)
September 22, 2019
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese winner of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in 24 years - one week after Nao Hibino picked up her second title at the 2019 Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open. Take a look back at the last 25 players to win WTA titles on home soil.
Elina Svitolina - Guangzhou 2019 - Elizabeth Bai
September 17, 2019
Top seed Elina Svitolina bounced back from a slow start to defeat Dalila Jakupovic in straight sets in the first round of the Guangzhou International Women's Open, while wildcard Peng Shuai dethroned defending champion Wang Qiang and Katarina Zavatska won the longest WTA main draw match of the year so far with an epic upset of Fiona Ferro.
Kristina Mladenovic, Timea Babos - Roland Garros 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
June 4, 2019
Second seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic reached the Roland Garros semifinals for the first time as a team with a thrilling defeat of Australian Open champions Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai in a deciding-set tiebreak.
Zhang Shuai - Hua Hin 2019 - Toyota Thailand Open presented by E@
January 30, 2019
Fifth seed Zhang Shuai takes on compatriot Wang Yafan, while Monica Niculescu and Tamara Zidansek are also in second-round action on Thursday at the Toyota Thailand Open presented by E@. Scroll down for full order of play.
Kristina Mladenovic concentrates on a backhand against Wättchen (GEPA)
October 8, 2018
Garbiñe Muguruza celebrated her birthday, Magda Linette played golf and Kristina Mladenovic took on a lightbulb as the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, the Tianjin Open and the Upper Austria Ladies Linz got under way.
Simona Halep - Beijing 2018 - Jimmie48/WTA
September 29, 2018
World No.1 Simona Halep aims to snap a three-match losing streak while Sloane Stephens seeks her first win in Asia in three years as first round action continues at the China Open. Scroll down for full order of play.
Luksika Kumkhum was a set down to Wang Qiang when rain suspended their second-round encounter (Akira Ando)
September 12, 2018
All the best photos from the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open.
Ashleigh Barty (Getty Images for LTA)
June 14, 2018
Top seed Ashleigh Barty moved past Duan Ying-Ying to claim her spot in the Nature Valley Open quarterfinals.