Guangzhou International Women's Open is back with yet another installment, with the action starting on Monday.
Jelena Jankovic is the defending champion, who in all fairness, may have a lot of troubles in repeating her last year's feat. With a record of 13-18 so far, she hasn't moved past the second round since the WTA Mallorca in June. Similar is the case for the top seeded player Sara Errani, who too has been struggling with her form off lately. Amidst the chaotic form of the two experienced guns, the youngsters have got an ample chance here to go the distance. Ana Konjuh is coming as the third seed to Guangzhou, who last reached the quarterfinal of the US Open. The 18 year old has been busy this season, who is coming in with great momentum at 27-20. Christina McHale too has been quite impressive, as she conquered her first WTA title last week. Beating Katerina Siniakova in the final from a set down, she won the Japan Open. Danka Kovinic and Alison Riske too will be playing in the tournament.
This event is quite intriguing on many levels, namely the mixture of young and experienced names. It definitely is going to be an exciting one to watch.
Posted: 21st September 2015
The Guangzhou International Women s Open is an annual outdoor hard court tournament held in Guangzhou, China.
The total prize money is over $220,000, making the event a fairly lucrative but not really an elite tournament, certainly not from a financial standpoint. Because of these reasons, it is relatively rare when the organizers manage to lure top-tier talent in, although it happened on occasions. The best player in tournament history is probably Li Na who not only managed to win the very first edition of the event, but went on to win as many as two Grand Slam titles later in his career (2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open). The Current reigning champion is Romanian Monica Niculescu who defeated the Slovakian Martina Sucha in last year’s final, 6-3, 6-4. Niculescu will be in the main draw but won’t be the main favorite. That privilege will probably go to her compatriot, world number 2 Simona Halep.
She is – by far – the highest ranked player in this event but if it’s not her who holds up the trophy this coming Sunday, it will probably be one of the other seven seeds, most of whom are WTA titlists.
Posted: 15th September 2014
2014 Guangzhou International Women s Open is a professional and famous tennis tournament for women played on the outdoor hard courts. It is basically the 11th edition of the Guangzhou International Women's Open which is also part of the Women Tennis Association Tour. The tournament will take place at Guangzhou, China from Monday 15th September to 20th September, 2014.
It is one of the elite women tennis tournaments where women tennis player come to participate from all over the world. It’s the tournament for the professional and hence fans could expect to see some of the best tennis to be played here. Before the start of the tournament, players in their interviews stated the importance of winning this championship for their country. All of them are highly enthusiastic and motivated to give their best in the tournament.
Tournament contains eight players from different countries with Samantha Stosur of Australia at the number one spot before the start of the tournament. Last year the native tennis player Zhang Shuai won the title for her country, China. This year also some of the very fine matches are expected to occur and winner will also get the prize money of $250,000 along with appreciation of fans.
Posted: 16th September 2013
As WTA Tour crosses over the borders and flies into Guangzhou, the fame of China rises once again, and this time, it is not for her Great Wall. The tournament, as planned, will proceed from September 16 till September 21.
Hard courts have been prepared in the capital. The prize money, announced so far, amounts to a gigantic purse of $500,000. Beginning in 2004 in the area, China won its first WTA title, credited to the splendid talent of Li Na. This year’s tournament is expected to stir up a fiery contest between the legends of Guangzhou Open. The trophy currently resides with Hsieh, the 2012 champion of Guangzhou Open. However, with the 2010 winner, Jarmila Gajdosova, and the 2011 champion, Chanelle, close at her heels, the title will definitely require a contest to stay put. The director and organizers of the event seem quite satisfied with their arrangements. With a huge team working on the online ticket hotline, the stands are expected to be filled to the brim.
Because WTA is one of the biggest tennis events of all time, its conductance in China is expected to generate endless revenue for Guangzhou, which is currently the largest city of Southern China.
Posted: 19th September 2011
The WTA Tour will be holding the WANLIMA Guangzhou International Women's Open this week, which is an outdoors tournament played on hard courts on the International Level of the WTA Tour that starts on the 19th of September and runs until the 25th. This tournament is worth $220,000 to these players, and has a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16 and happens in Guangzhou, China. It will join another WTA International tournament that will start on the 19th, the Hansol Korea Open, in Seoul, South Korea, also features a $220,000 prize purse.
Right now leading the WTA Singles is Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark. Maria Sharapova comes in second and Victoria Azarenka is third. Fourth and fifth on the rankings list right now are Vera Zvonareva and Na Li, with Petra Kvitova and Samantha Stosur in sixth and seventh. The last three of the top ten are Francesca Shiavone, Kim Clijsters, and Marion Baroli. Click on the banners on this page and you can get your membership and access to live tennis online from your computer. Your all access pass to live streams of tennis events can be had all year long when you sign up.
Posted: 18th September 2010
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour heads to China this week for the Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women's Open, held September 13th through the 19th and this an International level tournament that happens outdoors on hard courts with $220,000 as the prize purse and a singles draw of 32, with a doubles draw of 16. Get your membership now at the banners on this page for high quality access to streaming video right from your computer, over your internet connection plus tennis streams all year round.
The same time as this China tournament the WTA will move on to Quebec City in Canada for the Bell Challenge, and another International level tournament, but held indoors on hard courts with a purse of $220,000. After that, The Hansol Korea Open starts on September 20th, from Seoul, South Korea, another International with a purse of $220,000 and hard outdoor tournaments. The Pilot Pen Tennis at Yale was before that, a premier level, and a purse of $600,000 and it was won by Caroline Wozniacki for the singles.
Anabel Medina Arrigues is the top seed for this tournament, ranked number 21 right now and 23rd ranked Jie Zheng from China is the second seed. Francesca Shiavone from Italy is the third seed and Sorana Cirstea is fourth. Fifth seed is Shuai Peng from China with 40th ranked Alisa Kleybanova from Russia as sixth. Seventh and Eighth seeds are Katarina Srebotnik and Olga Govortsova. Get your membership now for access to high quality video from your computer. You'll get instant access to streaming tennis coverage with your membership.
Posted: 19th September 2009
Well the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour is heading to China for a tournament in Guangzhoa with a draw of 32 singles competitors and 16 doubles. The prize purse is $220,000 and this tournament is played on hard outdoor courts. This is the International Women's Open and it comes to you live right here on www.watchlivetennis.org starting on Monday, September 14th. This tournament comes after a month long break along the road to Bali. This is one of only two International Levels on the tour. The girls will go through Seoul, Tashkent and Tokyo before finally heading to the China Open in Beijing in October, a $4.5 million dollar event.
Anabel Medina Garrigues is the top seed, having a terrific season so far this year, her best so far in fact. She took her ninth singles win at Fes this last April on the clay courts, as well as making the French Open doubles title her own for the second year in a row. The number two seed is Zheng Jie, and with only two semifinal appearances in the past three tournaments she'll want to try to make it a bit farther this time. Last year, she was beaten by Vera Zvonareva, who went on to win the tournament. However, she has been doing quite well this year, making it to the quarters in L.A. And all the way intot he third round at the U.S. Open.
Last year's opponent to Zvonareva was Peng Shuai, and this year is the third seed for this tournament. Number four is Katarina Srebotnik, who was out of the U.S. Open because of injuries but will be competing in this tournament. Number five seed is Israeli Shahar Peer. Get your membership now to watch this exciting WTA Tournament live, starting September 14th. You'll get access to high quality streaming video action live from the courts as the road to Bali continues.
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Posted: 19th September 2016
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