As previously reported, the Auckland ASB Classic saw its play being washed out, and the prospect of its final being played indoors became a likely solution. Unfortunately, The Shenzhen Open was to experience the same hardship. The tournament Directors announced on Saturday that both the Singles and Doubles Final of the Shenzhen Open would be played indoors, resulting in the matches not being broadcasted.
The Singles Final, a rematch of the 2017 Shenzhen Open Second Round was contested by the current WTA World #1 and the 2015 Shenzhen Open Champion, Simona Halep and the defending Singles Shenzhen Open Champion, Kateřina Siniaková. The Czech Siniaková, defeated the Romanian Halep in a tight three setter in the 2017 edition of the tournament.
In a turn of events, Halep claimed revenge and defeated Siniaková in a topsy-turvy encounter, winning the Final in three sets (6-1, 2-6, 6-0). As a result Halep lifted her 16th WTA title and her first since May 2017.
The Doubles Final which will coincidentally be contested by the Singles Finalists, will see Halep partner with her compatriot, Irina-Camelia Begu and Siniaková partner with her compatriot Barbora Krejčíková. Siniaková will have another shot at ending the week on a high with a title win.