BACKGROUND

The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open is a WTA sanctioned International Series Event and the 8th stop on the WTA Asian swing, returning for its fifth year in 2018. Owned by the Hong Kong Tennis Association, the Tournament is recognized as a Mega Event, supported by the Hong Kong Government, alongside Title Sponsor Prudential Hong Kong Limited. The Tournament is a community sports event with the goals of engaging people from all walks of life and fostering a passion for sport and physical activity in the region. A number of world-class professional female tennis players will take part in the tournament from 6 to 14 October 2018. More than 50 of the world's best female players will compete in singles and doubles for prize money of USD 500,000 at the iconic Victoria Park Stadium in the heart of the city.

The above information is provided by the Hong Kong Tennis Association.