The season of 2018 starts from Shenzhen as a defending champion.

   

Katerina Siniakova is coming back to Shenzhen to defeat the title of 2017. Last year, Katerina won her maiden WTA Tour title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Alison Riske in the final. The road of beaten Top 10 players, Simona Halep and Johanna Konta on her way to the final, was a great motivation for the following year.