The China Open this week will feature some of the brightest stars on the WTA Tour, competing for the coveted 500 series trophy. Most of the players last played in WTA Wuhan event, giving many of them a chance here to avenge their losses.
Angelique Kerber is the top seed here, who lost to Petra Kvitova in the third round of Wuhan Open. That was her first defeat since she took the crown of world no. 1. It will be interesting to see how she retains her form here, especially with Kvitova lurking around in the opposite half. Garbine Muguruza is the second seed, while the Pole Agnieszka Radwanska is the third seed. The Spaniard did incur an early loss to Jelena Jankovic in Wuhan. Moreover, her form hasn't been the best since her French Open win. As for Radwanska, she did make it a round beyond than Mugurza, losing to Caroline Wozniacki in the round of 16. Kvitova's stellar performance in the Wuhan Open certainly makes her a threat here, while the same goes for Dominika Cibulkova and Wozniacki too.
The presence of Madison Keys and Simona Halep only makes this tournament far more intriguing for the spectators. It will be interesting to see if Kvitova can continue her run, or will it be someone else this time to take home the trophy.
Posted: 3rd October 2015
With its $6,157,160 total prize money, the China Open is one of the more lucrative tennis events in the WTA schedule.
This year's competition will be the 19th edition in tournament history and as many as seven top 10 players will attend the competition. Unfortunately, one of the missing players will be reigning champion Maria Sharapova who had to retire from a match in Wuhan a couple days ago. Her left forearm injury hasn't healed enough to compete in Beijing. World number one Serena Williams is also among the absentees. The American suffered a shocking loss in the US Open semifinal, losing to eventual runner up Roberta Vinci. In the two heavy hitter's absence, the main favorites will be the top two seeds, world number two Simona Halep and world number four Petra Kvitova. Despite still not being able to get her Grand Slam breakthrough, the Romanian is having a consistent season with three titles and counting, but this one won't be easy. After making the final last year, Kvitova already knows what it's like to enjoy a deep run in Beijing.
If not these two then possibly fresh US Open winner Flavia Pennetta, or 2011 champion Agnieszka Radwanska could make a run at the title.
Posted: 27th September 2014
2014 China Open is one of the professional tournaments played under the banner of Women Tennis Association. The tournament is played on the outdoor hard courts of China and it is the 16th edition of the tournament that is part of the WTA Premier Mandatory Tournament of 2014 WTA Tour. Tournament is scheduled to be played in Beijing, China from 27th September till 5th October, 2014.
WTA is an elite association that is designed to promote tennis among women and it is assigned the responsibility of organizing the tournament for women tennis player all over the world. Among them is the 2014 China Open that is going to start from this Monday. Tournament has already gained so much appreciation from the fans that a huge crowd is expected to come to see their favorite tennis stars playing live in front of them.
There are sixteen tennis players from different countries of the world participating in the tournament to win the tournament. All players are motivated and hopeful that they will perform to the best of the expectations of the fans. Last year it was Serena Williams of United States who won the title. This year winner will be entitled to a huge prize money of $5,427,105.
Posted: 28th September 2013
Women are not behind men in any of the sports especially in tennis women have been on equal footing. Women's tennis has gained a tremendous fan following over the year and that is why Women Tennis Association is bringing the China Open from 28th September with the collaboration of ATP.
It is also the biggest tournament held by the ATP-WTA on the soil of Asia. The matches would be played in the beautiful Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center where a huge crowd is expected to watch the match live. The extreme fun is going to start on this Saturday as world professional men/women tennis stars are going to fight against each other to develop her supremacy over the other. The match would be played on the hard surface and players will fight with their heart and soul to not only win the tournament but also win the grand prize money of $5,185,625. The titlists of the tournament include the legendary names such as the Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, CarolineWozniacki while the last year's title winners was Novak Djokovic & Victoria Azarenka for the singles tournament.
Beijing the city of culture and politics will host the largest Asian tournament where huge crowd will be seeing live all the action live. Tournament success is evident from the huge sale of tickets and advance booking.
Posted: 1st October 2012
On the WTA Tour this week is the China Open, a Premier Level event that will be held starting the 29th of September, in Beijing, China. This tournament will be played outdoors, and the surface is hard courts. The prize purse is substantial, as is usually the case in Premier Level events, $4,828,050. 60 singles will be competing in the main draw and 28 doubles. The next couple of events on the WTA Tour calendar include the Generali Ladies Linz, an International Level tournament played indoors on hard courts starting October 8th and then the HP Open, which will beheld in Osaka, Japan, starting the same day. Both are worth $220,000.
Taking a look backwards at the calender, we see the GRC Bank Guangzhou International Women's Open, which begin on September 17th. That event saw Su-Wei Hsieh win the singles competition and the team of Tamarine Tanasugarn and Shuai Zhang play in the doubles competition. As far as the players go for the WTA Beijing, Victoria Azarenka is the number one seed, with Alize Cornet as second. Sabine Lisicki is third seed and Anabel Medina Garriques is seeded fourth. The rest of the top eight include Mona Barthel, Elena Vesnina, Tamira Paszek and Kaia Kanepi.
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Posted: 1st October 2016
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