A rollercoaster Linz semifinal saw Jelena Ostapenko save three match points - one in the second set returning at 5-6, two in the decider serving at 4-5 - before overcoming Ekaterina Alexandrova 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-5 (GEPA Pictures/Matthias Hauer)
October 12, 2019
Forty-four players in 57 WTA Tour main draw matches this season have saved at least one match point and gone on to victory. Relive their Houdini-like triumphs here.
Belinda Bencic, China Open, Beijing
September 28, 2019
US Open semifinalist Belinda Bencic opened play at the 2019 China Open with a decisive victory over the always dangerous Hsieh Su-Wei on Saturday, advancing into the second round in straight sets.
Belinda Bencic - Wuhan 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
September 27, 2019
US Open semifinalist Belinda Bencic takes on Hsieh Su-Wei and second seed Karolina Pliskova faces Jelena Ostapenko in two of several tantalizing encounters as first-round action kicks off at the 2019 China Open.
Hsieh Su-wei, Wuhan 2019 (Getty)
September 23, 2019
Unseeded Hsieh Su-wei came from a set down to beat No. 13 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
Petra Kvitova - Wuhan 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
September 22, 2019
Two-time champion Petra Kvitova kicks off her 2019 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open campaign against Polona Hercog, while Angelique Kerber takes on Monica Puig and Caroline Wozniacki faces Hsieh Su-Wei as first-round action concludes and second-round play begins.
Naomi Osaka - Osaka 2019 - Toray PPO
September 17, 2019
Top seed Naomi Osaka competes in the city of her birth for the first time since 2014 against Viktoriya Tomova, while Angelique Kerber seeks to snap her losing streak against Nicole Gibbs.
Hsieh Su-wei (Jimmie48/WTA)
September 17, 2019
Hsieh Su-wei saved a match point to outlast former World No.1 Garbiñe Muguruza and advance to the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open for the first time in her career.
Nao Hibino made a 59-place jump into the Top 100 after victory in Hiroshima (Hana-cupid Women's Open)
September 13, 2019
Unseeded home favorite Nao Hibino defeated top seed and defending champion Hsieh Su-wei in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Hana-cupid Japan Women's Open.
Hsieh Su-wei, 2019 Hiroshima (© Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open)
September 11, 2019
No.1 seed and defending champion Hsieh Su-wei had to get through a topsy-turvy battle with Priscilla Hon to return to the quarterfinals at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open.
Laura Siegemund - Hiroshima 2019 - Japan Women's Open
September 10, 2019
Eighth seed Laura Siegemund faces Bucharest finalist Patricia Maria Tig for the second time this year at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open, while Hsieh Su-Wei continues her title defense against Priscilla Hon as second-round action gets under way. Scroll down for full order of play.
Hsieh Su-Wei - Hiroshima 2019 - Japan Women's Open
September 10, 2019
Top seed Hsieh Su-Wei kicked off her title defence at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open by squeezing past wildcard Risa Ozaki in three sets - but qualifier Zoe Hives posted a marathon upset of fourth seed Anastasia Potapova.
Samantha Stosur won the first tournament, beating Francesca Schiavone 7-5, 6-1 in Osaka in 2009 (Getty)
September 8, 2019
From Stosur to Hsieh, look back on 10 years of winners at the Japan Women's Open.