2023 Ningbo Open WTA Entry List - Kvitova, Brady, Potapova & more

2023 Ningbo Open WTA Entry List - Kvitova, Brady, Potapova & more

by Nurein Ahmed

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In its inaugural edition as a Tour level event, the 2023 Ningbo Open is among a plethora of tennis tournaments taking place on the Asian continent.

The Ningbo Open was initially staged as part of the WTA 125K series before it became defunct. But with the WTA finally lifting its suspension of events being staged in China, we'll have a freshly minted tournament as part of the 2023 calendar.

It features a competitive field for a WTA 250 category, which will be played from September 25th to 30th at the ostentatiously constructed Yinzhou Tennis Centre. The 32-woman lineup will be led by two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova - the tournament's top seed.

The Czech left-hander is the most decorated player in the draw and has won three of her 31 career titles on Chinese soil. American Jennifer Brady, who recently returned from career-threatening injuries, is making full use of her protected ranking status.

Russia's Anastasia Potapova, who had a standout first half of the season also features as is resurgent Romanian Sorana Cirstea who recently rejoined the Top 30. Egyptian trailblazer Mayar Sherif, Anna Blinkova, and Varvara Gracheva are also among the players on the entry lists.

There is a mix of experience and youth in the field. 22-year-old American Alycia Parks will make another push for a strong end to the season, just as she did in the second half of 2022. Czech teenager Linda Fruhvirtova burst onto the scene at last year's Asian swing when she won a maiden title in Chennai.

Fruhvirtova will be hoping lightning can strike twice when plays in Ningbo. Fruhvirtova has already touched down in Asia where she is scheduled to appear in a slew of tournaments. Experienced players such as Irina-Camelia Begu and doubles specialist Katerina Siniakova appear in the initial entry list.

Multiple home players are reportedly in contention to receive wild cards in the coming weeks, among them Wang Xiyu, Yuan Yue and Wang Yafan. To see the full entry list for the 2023 Ningbo Open, be sure to check it out below.

2023 Ningbo Open WTA Entry List:

Seed Name  Entry Ranking
1 Petra Kvitova 11
2 Anastasia Potapova 27
3 Sorana Cirstea 30
4 Elise Mertens 32
5 Mayar Sherif 33
6 Anna Blinkova 38
7 Varvara Gracheva 40
8 Alycia Parks 42
Irina-Camelia Begu 43
Arantxa Rus 45
Katerina Siniakova 49
Julia Grabher 54
Linda Fruhvirtova 56
Martina Trevisan 58
Katie Boulter 61
Jennifer Brady 14 (PR)
Daria Saville 54 (PR)
(WC) Top 20
(WC) Top 20


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