2018 Hawaii Open to include top-ranked ATP and WTA players including Japan’s Kei Nishikori and defending Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza.
Aloha! You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet during the first half of 2018. Here at the Hawaii Open, we’ve been busy making major changes, including moving our tournament from C.O.R.P. to downtown Honolulu, and adding ATP tennis players to our draw. It’s always been a dream of ours to incorporate men and women into one event, and we are pleased to announce that dream is coming to realization.
After enduring near constant pineapple rain in 2016 and 2017 severely interrupting play, we have made the decision to move indoors into the heart of town at the Blaisdell Center. Because the Blaisdell Center allows for only one court, we are no longer a WTA 125k Event, and instead a three-day event packed with the world’s top professional tennis players.
So here’s your update to follow, and we hope you’ll join us in December for a fantastic event unlike no other seen in Hawaii before.
The Hawaii Open presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority is a three-day professional tennis tournament held December 21-23, 2018, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in beautiful Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.
The tournament will include top-ranked talent from the ATP and WTA with six male and six female players.
Among the men’s side of the draw is U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori, who holds the record for the only Japanese male player to be ranked inside the top 5 on the ATP tour. Other confirmed players include Jared Donaldson, Ryan Harrison, Mackenzie McDonald, and Michael Mmoh.
We are excited to announce that former world No. 1 and current world No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza is confirmed to play. 2016 Hawaii Open WTA 125k champion CiCi Bellis will be returning to Hawaii this December. Also among the women’s draw are Americans Christina McHale and Kayla Day.
One female and two male players are yet to be determined and are expected to be confirmed this summer.
Quarterfinals begin Friday, December 23, with two men’s matches and two women’s matches. Saturday semifinals will also include two men’s matches and two women’s matches.
Championship Sunday will include a third-place men’s match, followed by the women’s and men’s final matches and championship trophy presentations.
VIP and daily tickets will go on sale July 2018. We hope to see you there!