The Shenzhen Open is a women’s tennis tournament conducted by the WTA on outdoor courts in Shenzhen, China. And if you are looking to watch the 2021 WTA Shenzhen Open live streaming, below, we have all the ways you watch the competition live online or on television.
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Played at the Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center on outdoor hard courts, the Shenzhen Open is a competition that is used by many players as a warm-up for the Australian Open. It’s usually played in the first week of January and is used by many a tennis players as a warm-up competition in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
Last year, the prize money on offer in the tournament was $750,000 which is expected to be increased this season and a 32-woman strong field will continue to feature in the tournament this year too.
2021 WTA Shenzhen Open Schedule & Dates
More information on the 2021 edition of the Shenzhen Open will be revealed soon. In 2020, the tournament kick-started on January 6 while the qualifiers were played a day or two before that with the WTA Shenzhen final held on January 12.
Player List for 2021 WTA Shenzhen Open
Belinda Bencic led the list of players who participated in the 2020 edition of the WTA Shenzhen Open. Joining her were Aryna Sabalenka, Elise Mertens and Wang Qiang among the other players.
Seeded Players: Belinda Bencic, Aryna Sabalenka, Elise Mertens, Wang Qiang, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Garbine Muguruza, Elena Rybakina, Zhang Shuai
What Happened at the 2020 WTA Shenzhen Open?
The first winner of the decade, Ekaterina Alexandrova won the WTA Shenzhen Open in the first week of the 2020 season.
The Russian’s maiden title came on defeating Elena Rybakina 6-2, 6-4 barely giving her Kazakh opponent a chance to steal the match. Alexandrova’s journey to the title was a tough one as she drew doubles specialist Katerina Siniakova in the first round, who with her partner Barbora Krejcikova, won the doubles title in Shenzhen.
However, staying on top of the match, the world no.35 cleared the round to face Peng Shuai and subsequently China’s no.1 player Wang Qiang in the quarterfinals who she downed in a three-set match.
Alexandrova’s biggest test came in the semi-finals where she faced two-time Grand Slam champion and former world no.1 Garbine Muguruza but the 25-year-old showed no issues as she breezed past the Spaniard in a two-set match to claim her second finals spot in a month. The fifth seed won the title in just over an hour to propel her Australian Open preparations to new heights.
Defending champion Simona Halep did not participate in the competition and Aryna Sabalenka who started off as the top seed in the tournament, won the title beating Alison Riske in the final. She won 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 to continue the season in the same way she had ended the previous season.
In doing so, Sabalenka also defeated the fifth seeded Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinal, the only seeded player she played against all tournament. What’s interesting is none of the other seeded players made it past the second round including five of the seeded players who crashed out of the tournament in round one.
Previous Shenzhen Open Title Winners
2020: Ekaterina Alexandrova
2019: Aryna Sabalenka
2018: Simona Halep
2017: Kateřina Siniaková
2016: Agnieszka Radwanska
2015: Simona Halep
2014: Li Na
2013: Li Na
2021 Shenzhen Open Live Streaming
If you aren’t able to access the local TV channels in your region or if the Shenzhen Open isn’t live on TV there, or even if you want to watch the tennis stream live on the go, then we have a couple of decent alternatives for you.
You can watch (and bet) on the Shenzhen Open live streaming with bet365.com. Follow these simple steps to watch:
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the Shenzhen Open live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
In order to avail of this service, this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions may apply.
Bet365 is one of the most trusted bookmakers in the world and have the live streaming rights of multiple tennis tournaments throughout the season including Shenzhen Open.
Click on any one of the websites mentioned below to watch the Shenzhen Open live streaming. The list of websites will come with their own geo-restrictions though.
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You can opt to subscribe to WTA TV online, who is the official partner of WTA tennis and live stream all WTA matches on their website. There’s a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 that needs to be paid for this though.
2021 Shenzhen Open Live on TV
The TV streaming details will be released once the tournament draws closer. We’ll update this section accordingly.