2020 Japan Womens Open Tennis Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions

The 2020 Japan Women’s Open will be the 12th edition of an annual professional tennis tournament played on the WTA Tour. The tournament is an ITF-level event, which is below the Grand Slams, WTA Tour Finals, and Premier events in the WTA system. 

The Japan Women’s Open is also known as WTA Hiroshima and is one of two WTA events held in Japan each season. The tournament is a successor to the Japan Open which previously hosted a men’s and women’s tournament. 

Latest 2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis News


When is the 2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis?

The 2020 Japan Women’s Open will be held in early September 2020.

Where is the 2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis?

The 202 0Japan Women’s Open is held at the Regional Park Tennis Stadium in Hiroshima, Japan.

What surface is the 2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis played on?

The 2020 Japan Women’s Open is played on outdoor hard courts.

When is the 2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Final?

The Japan Women’s Open final takes place in September 2020 and marks the culmination of the tournament.

What is the 2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Prize Money?

The total prize money for the 2020 Japan Women’s Open is likely to be $250,000, the standard amount of prize money for an ITF-level event on the WTA Tour.

Who won the 2019 Japan Women’s Open?

Japan's Nao Hibino won the 2019 Japan Women’s Open, defeating fellow Japanese player Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 in the final in Hiroshima.

Japan Women’s Open Tennis History 


The Japan Women’s Open started in 2009 as a successor to the Japan Open, which used to be both a men’s and women’s tournament but is now only an ATP Tour event. 

The Japan Women’s Open was held in Osaka from 2009 to 2014 before moving to Tokyo for three editions. Hiroshima then took over hosting duties in 2018 and will host the 2019 tournament. 

Australia’s Samantha Stosur was the inaugural winner when she defeated Francesca Schiavone in the 2009 final. In its previous iteration as the Japan Open, the tournament was held every year from 1979 to 2008 and was a Premier event, before getting downgraded in 2009 to ITF $100,000 status.

2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Prize Money Breakdown


The winner of the 2020 Japan Women’s Open will likely pocket $43,000, while the runner-up stands to win $21,400.

2019 Japan Women's Open Prize MoneySinglesDoubles
Winner $43,000 $12,300
Runner-up $21,400 $6,400
Semi-Final $11,300 $3,435
Quarter-Final $5,900 $1,820
Round of 16 $3,310 $960
Round of 32 $1,925 N/A
Q3 $1,005 N/A
Q2 $730 N/A
Q1 $530 N/A

2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Players


The 2020 Japan Women’s Open is a 32-player tournament comprising seeded players, automatic entries, wildcards and qualifiers. The following 22 players were confirmed for the 2019 tournament with the remaining places filled by wildcards and qualifiers:

Su-Wei Hsieh, Veronika Kudermetova, Mihaela Buzarnescu, Alison Van Uytvanck, Tatjana Maria, Anastasia Potapova, Laura Siegemund, Zarina Diyas, Misaki Doi, Sorana Cirstea, Sara Tormo Sorribes, Christan McHale, Kirsten Flipkens, Ysaline Bonaventure, Danka Kovinic, Varvara Lepchenko, Greet Minnen, Liudmila Samsonova, Katarzyna Kawa, Priscilla Hon, Nao Hibino, Varvara Flink, Kurumi Nara.

2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Seeds


The 2020 Japan Women’s Open will have eight seeded players. Here are the eight seeds at the 2019 and where they finished:

1. Hsieh Su-wei (Quarterfinals)
2. Veronika Kudermetova (Semifinals)
3. Alison Van Uytvanck (Quarterfinals)
4. Anastasia Potapova (First round)
5. Tatjana Maria (First round)
6. Zarina Diyas (Second round, retired)
7. Sorribes Tormo (Quarterfinals)
8. Laura Siegemund (Quarterfinals)

2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Dates & Schedule


The exact dates for the 2020 Japan Women’s Open will be released closer to the start of the tournament.

2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Draw


The 2020 Japan Women’s Open draw will be finalised near the start of the tournament when the players have been confirmed. 

2020 Japan Women’s Open Tennis Betting Odds


All major online bookmakers will offer odds for the 2020 Japan Women’s Open including outright markets and match markets such as match winner, total goals ovar/under and games handicaps.

Japan Women’s Open Tennis Results


Take some time to research past results from the Japan Women’s Open – take a look at which players have performed well at the event and who may have previously struggled. This can give you some good indications of who could excel and which players are worth backing in the betting markets. 

Japan Women’s Open Tennis Champions, Runners-up & Final Score


Japan's Nao Hibino  is the defending champion having won the 2019 Japan Women’s Open by defeating fellow Japanese player Misaki Doi6-3, 6-2 in the final.

YearCountry, ChampionsCountry, Runners-upScoreLocation
2020 TBA TBA TBA Hiroshima
2019 Japan Nao Hibino Japan Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 Hiroshima
2018 Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei United States Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-2 Hiroshima
2017 Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas Japan Miyu Kato 6-2, 7-5 Hiroshima
2016 United States Christina McHale Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Tokyo
2015 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer Poland Magda Linette 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tokyo
2014 Australia Samantha Stosur (3) Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 7-6(9-7), 6-3 Tokyo
2013 Australia Samantha Stosur (2) Canada Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 Tokyo
2012 United Kingdom Heather Watson Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(7-4) Osaka
2011 France Marion Bartoli Australia Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 Osaka
2010 Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-5, 6-7(7-4), 6-1 Osaka
2009 Australia Samantha Stosur Italy Francesca Schiavone 7-5, 6-1 Osaka

Who has won the most Japan Women’s Open Tennis titles?


Samantha Stosur is the most successful player at the Japan Women’s Open having won the tournament three times (2009, 2013, 2014). Australia’s Stosur is the only player to win the Japan Women’s Open more than once.

Japan Women’s Open Tennis Free Bets


Take advantage of the many offers online bookmakers give to new customers by signing up for a new account. These offers could include free bets, enhanced odds, or deposit bonuses. Use these free bets before or during the Japan Women’s Open. Read our bookmaker reviews to find out which is best for you.

Japan Women’s Open Tennis Bet of the Day


Our tennis bet of the day will feature matches from the Japan Women’s Open. Check in with us before the start of each day’s play to find our tips, which could be win bets, game handicaps, total games and any other markets we believe offer value.

Japan Women’s Open Tennis Live Streaming


The Japan Women’s Open is available to watch on the bet365 live streaming service. Bet365 has the rights to broadcast most WTA Tour tournaments during a season and all the matches can be watched when you have a funded Sports account or placed a bet in the previous 24 hours. 

Bet365 can be accessed on any smartphone, tablet device or computer with a strong internet or data connection. Age and location restrictions may apply, so visit bet365’s FAQs for more information.

Japan Women’s Open Tennis Replays & Highlights


Catch up on all the match highlights from the Japan Women’s Open by subscribing to the WTA Tour YouTube channel. As well as highlights, you will find videos of press conferences, player interviews and analysis, all of which can be used to inform your betting decisions during the tournament.


Japan Women’s Open Tennis News


Keep up to date with all the latest news, results, and stats coming out of the Japan Women’s Open by visiting these official websites. By staying on top of the news, you can react to recent developments when making your bets during the tournament.


Japan Women’s Open Tennis Social Media


The Japan Women’s Open will be extensively covered on various official social media accounts. Like, follow and subscribe to these channels to get breaking news, up-to-date results, match highlights, stats, and player interviews.