U.S. Open Winner Kerber to Compete in Hong Kong Open

Women's Tennis
September 13, 2016 Updated: September 13, 2016
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Angelique Kerber, U.S. Open winner at Flushing Meadow last Saturday Sept 10, now No 1 in the world, plans to compete in the Hong Kong Open between Oct 8 and Oct 16, hoping to surpass her last-years’ achievement in the event

This is the second grand slam title for Kerber this year having won the Australian Open in January.

Joining Kerber in the Hong Kong Open will be a star studied line up including 7-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams, former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 8-time WTA singles titles winner Samantha Stosur, 5-time WTA singles winner Alize Cornet and British No 1 Johanna Konta.

The Hong Kong Open now seems firmly on the WTA circuit with a US$250,000 prize purse for both the singles and doubles tournaments.