Preview: What tennis events are coming up in September 2023?
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The final Grand Slam of the season is in full swing, while nations are preparing to battle in a bid to reach the Davis Cup Finals – here are all of the must-watch tournaments of September across the ATP, WTA and ITF tours.
4-10 September: Second week action begins at the US Open
- US Open
- Open delle Puglie (WTA 125)
The opening week of September will see the conclusion of the final Grand Slam of 2023, as the remaining players battle it out in the hopes of taking home the US Open title. With the women’s singles and doubles finals scheduled to take place on Saturday 9 September and the men’s singles on Sunday 10 September, will we see a Brit be crowned champion in New York?
The second week also marks the beginning of the wheelchair draw, which gets underway on 5 September. You can expect to see a whole host of British stars as Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid, Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne are all set to contest the silverware across the men’s, women’s, and quad draws.
11-17 September: Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup team head to Manchester
- Davis Cup Finals Group Stages
- Cymbiotika San Diego Open (WTA 500)
- Kinoshita Group Japan Open Tennis Championships (WTA 250)
- WTA 2023 Zavarovalnica Sava Ljubljana (WTA 125)
- Tiriac Foundation Trophy (WTA 125)
- Invest in Szczecin Open (Challenger 125)
The Davis Cup Finals Group Stages will be taking place between the 11-17 September, with the AO Arena in Manchester being selected as the venue to host the Group B ties between Great Britain, Australia, France and Switzerland.
The Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup team will be represented by British No.1 Cam Norrie, Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Neal Skupski as they seek to guide their nation to the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga in November.
Meanwhile, the best talent from the WTA tours will return to San Diego for the second installment of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open between 11-16 September.
2022 marked the inaugural edition of the tournament, which saw world No.1 Iga Swiatek take the singles crown, while American duo Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula claimed victory in the doubles draw. It’s safe to say we can expect to see another high caliber field at this year’s tournament!
18-24 September: WTA stars take to Guadalaraja for final 1000 event of the year
- Guadalajara Open Akron Presented by Santander (WTA 1000)
- Laver Cup
- Galaxy Holding Group Guangzhou Open (WTA 250)
- Chengdu Open (ATP 250)
- Zhuhai Championships (ATP 250)
- Parma Ladies Open (WTA 125)
- LAYJET-Open (Challenger 125)
Just like that, the final WTA 1000 event of 2023 is among us as some of the best in the women's game flock to Guadalajara, Mexico in a bid to snap up one of the biggest titles of the year and earn some vital ranking points ahead of the WTA Finals in October.
Taking place between 17-23 September, the Guadalajara Open will play host to an exceptional line-up including reigning champion Pegula, Swiatek, Elena Rybakina and Ons Jabeur – it certainly won’t be one to miss!
One of the most unique events in the tennis calendar – the Laver Cup is heading to Vancouver for its sixth edition between 22-24 September.
This year’s Team Europe, headed up by Bjorn Borg, features Hubert Hurkacz, Gael Monfils, Holger Rune, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, while John McEnroe’s Team World will see Tommy Paul, Francisco Cerundolo, Ben Shelton, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Felix Auger-Aliassime take part.
25 September-1 October: ATP returns to China for the first time in four years
- China Open (ATP 500)
- Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis (WTA 500)
- Ningbo Open (WTA 250)
- Astana Open (ATP 250)
- Sardinia Open (ITF Series 2)
- Bogota Challenger (Challenger 125)
The China Open makes its resurgence on the ATP Tour for the first time since 2019 between 28 September–4 October. The 2019 tournament saw Dominic Thiem pick up his 15th ATP-level title after edging Tsitsipas in three sets.
With anticipation building around the event, nine of the world’s top 10 are set to compete in Beijing, with six time champion Novak Djokovic being the only absentee from the entry list.
Brits Norrie and Evans join a star-studded line-up of international talent, including Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev.
Next stop on the WTA tour – the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis in Japan. The tournament has accumulated an exceptional roll of honour since it’s inauguration in 1984, including Stefi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Martina Hingis and more recently, Naomi Osaka and Liudmila Samsonova.
This year’s event will take place between 25 September – 1 October but who will come out on top to take the crown in 2023?
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