2016 Taiwan Open

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2016 Taiwan Open
Date8 – 14 February
Edition1st
CategoryInternational
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$500,000
SurfaceHard
LocationKaohsiung, Taiwan
VenueYangming Tennis Center
Champions
Singles
United States Venus Williams
Doubles
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching / Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
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The 2016 Taiwan Open was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the first edition of the event and part of the WTA International tournaments of the 2016 WTA Tour. It took place at the Yangming Tennis Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 8 through 14 February 2016.[1]

Points and prize money[edit]

Point distribution[edit]

Event1 W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 14 10 1
Doubles 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 322 Q2 Q1
Singles $111,164 $55,324 $29,730 $8,898 $4,899 $3,026 $1,470 $865
Doubles * $17,724 $9,222 $4,950 $2,623 $1,383 N/A N/A N/A

1 Points per the WTA.[2]
2 Qualifiers prize money is also the Round of 32 prize money
* per team

Singles main draw entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Country Player Rank1 Seed
 USA Venus Williams 12 1
 JPN Misaki Doi 62 2
 KAZ Yulia Putintseva 64 3
 KAZ Zarina Diyas 69 4
 CHN Zheng Saisai 71 5
 TPE Hsieh Su-wei 82 6
 JPN Kurumi Nara 90 7
 USA Alison Riske 92 8
  • 1 Rankings as of February 1, 2016.

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

The following players received entry as lucky losers:

Withdrawals[edit]

Before the tournament
During the tournament

Retirements[edit]

Doubles main draw entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
 TPE Chan Hao-ching  TPE Chan Yung-jan 21 1
 CHN Liang Chen  CHN Wang Yafan 88 2
 UKR Lyudmyla Kichenok  UKR Nadiia Kichenok 121 3
 JPN Shuko Aoyama  TPE Chan Chin-wei 162 4
  • 1 Rankings as of February 1, 2016.

Other entrants[edit]

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Doubles[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Fast facts". Archived from the original on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ "WTA: All about rankings". Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2016.