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By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Wuhan Open returns to the WTA calendar in October. 

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The WTA 1000 tournament, last staged in 2019, is back on the WTA calendar set for October 7-13th, 2024.

Aryna Sabalenka is two-time reigning Wuhan champion. Sabalenka stopped American Alison Riske 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the 2019 Wuhan Open final for her second straight championship in the Chinese city.

The tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic then the WTA pulled out of China in protest of the Peng Shuai abuse allegations and her subsequent disappearance. 

"We are delighted to announce the return of the WTA 1000 event to Wuhan, and reignite the thrill of elite tennis competition in one of Asia's most vibrant cities," Jorge Salkeld, Senior Vice President of Octagon Tennis said in comments first published by China's Xinhua news agency and republished by Reuters.

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