Shenzhen Open is a professional tennis tournament held annually on hard outdoor courts. It involves both women's and men's competitions, having inaugurated its WTA Tour in 2013 and ATP in September 2014.
The WTA Tour for this year ended in January 2018, with Simona Halep of Romania winning the Women’s Singles title.
The 2018 Shenzhen Open, which falls under ATP 250 series will be played from 24 to 30 September. It will be hosted in Shenzhen, China at the Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center, an ultra-modern facility with more than 20 outdoor match courts.
The Shenzhen Open will offer $733,655 as prize money and the total financial commitment for the tournament is $800,320.
Reputed and multinational companies like Emirates, FedEx and Erke are some of the official partners of the tournament.
2017 Shenzhen Open Champions
Belgian player David Goffin who is ranked 11th in the world currently, won the Men’s Singles title in 2017 edition of the Shenzhen Open by defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3.
In the Men’s Doubles finals, Alexander Peya and Rajeev Ram defeated Nikola Mektić and Nicholas Monroe 6–3, 6–2 to win the title.
The 2016 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has confirmed his participation in the Shenzhen Open. He has been in the top ten in the world many time and will be looking forward to grab any opportunity to shine after his comeback from injury.
Defending champion David Goffin will be participating in this year’s competition and will surely try to retain the title, making him one of the strongest contestants going into the tournament.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece has been an emerging young talent who has had a glittering 2018 year till now. He will be playing in the competition with a realistic shot to win the title.