The US Open finished in early September, marking the end of the Grand Slam events for 2019. The 139th edition of the competition saw plenty of action, with Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Canada’s Bianca Andreescu winning the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively. Both managed to beat defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, after Djokovic retired in the fourth round match against Stan Wawrinka because of a shoulder injury, and Osaka was beaten at the same stage by Belinda Bencic. The autumn is the time of year when summer sports come to an end and winter ones get underway. In Europe, the soccer season has begun with teams chasing their domestic league titles and the continent wide UEFA Champions League and Europa League cups. Meanwhile, in America the Baseball season is about to come to a close with the World Series being the crescendo of the season. It is replaced by the NFL season with teams in pursuit of the coveted Super Bowl, and players seeking the individual title of Most Valued Player


Although the four Grand Slam events are over for another year, tennis fans needn’t be glum as there is still plenty of action to take you through to 2020. Here is a look at some of the tournaments still left to run this year.

Korea Open

The 2019 Korea Open runs from 16th September through to 22nd and will be held at the Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center. Players will be competing for the $250,000 prize money on the hard surface courts. In 2018, the tournament was won by Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens, however Maria Sakkari and Karolina Muchova are the main contenders for victory in 2019.

China Open

Running from late September through to early October, the 2019 China Open will be played on outdoor hard courts in the Chinese capital, Beijing. The tournament is part of the ATP World Tour 500 series and is the final Premier Mandatory tournament in the 2019 WTA Tour. In 2018, the singles tournaments were won by Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki respectively. The 2019 prize money will be $3.6 million for the men’s tournament and $8.3 million for the women’s, both remaining static on 2018.

Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong Open was due to take place immediately after the end of the China Open, however it has currently been postponed, with organisers promising to announce another week for it to be held in due course. When organisers have rescheduled, it will be the 39th running of the WTA’s tournament in the region. It was previously part of the Grand Prix circuit and the ATP Tour, but has been an exclusive WTA event since 2002. The 2018 event was won by singles champion, Dayana Yastremska and doubles champions, Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai.

Japan Open

The Japan Open is scheduled to run directly after the tournament in China, but will be a men-only tournament in the ATP World Tour 500. It is the 46th running of the competition, and will be held on the hard, indoor courts of the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo. The 2018 singles winner, Daniil Medvedev is not participating this year, although Novak Djokovic is making his debut at the tournament and is one of the favourites to win.

Kremlin Cup

Running through mid October, the Kremlin Cup will be played on the indoor, RuKortHard surface at the Ice Palace Krylatskoye, a new venue for 2019. Prior to 2018, the event had been held at the Olympic Stadium, which was constructed for the 1980 Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union. The event is part of the ATP 250 and the WTA Premier series, with prize money of $823,600 and $790,208 respectively. The Russian players usually fair well at the Kremlin Cup, with at least 1 local player in the final since 2014, with Belarussian and other Eastern European players also scoring highly.

ATP Finals

Held through mid November, the ATP Finals will be held at the O2 Arena in London. It is the 50th edition of the singles competition and will have $8 million of prize money up for grabs. The tournament will feature eight players, made up of a combination of the highest scorers of the “ATP Race to London”, up to two Grand Slam winner and the player ranked 8th by ATP. 2018’s singles tournament was won by Alexander Zverev, although Novak Djokovic is currently favourite to win.

Although the four Grand Slam tournaments are over for 2019, there is still plenty of tennis for fans to enjoy right the way through to the end of the year. Whether you prefer watching the ATP, the WTA or just love all tennis, you certainly won’t be bored.