Seattle Open Returns With Prize Money Parity

Denmark's Line Hansen is the Seattle Open women's top seed. (image:
Denmark’s Line Hansen is the Seattle Open women’s top seed. (image:

U.S. Pro Series Live

For the first time in tournament history, the 2016 Samson Seattle Open will feature prize money parity with $10,000 men’s and women’s draws at the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown in Washington.

Last year, the Seattle Open included a $10,000 men’s draw for just the second year, and revived the women’s side for the first time since 2005 with a $5,000 draw.

Main draw matches begin at 2pm local time, 5pm ET. Follow live scores throughout the weekend on U.S. Pro Series Live.

Denmark’s Line Hansen leads the women’s draw as the top seed, and is seeded to meet Holland’s Milou van der Heijden in Sunday’s final.

Seattle-based Dutch junior Elena Wagenmans qualified for the main draw and will take on Australia’s three seed Christine Nunn.

The men’s side is seeded for an all-English final between one seed Tom Ford and two seed Nathan Lake. Canada’s Andrew Schnell is seeded third, while Seattle-based Pakistan international Shahjahan Khan will play on his home courts as the five seed.

View full draws on the Seattle Open tournament page.