2019 China Open (Beijing) - WTA Premier Mandatory Thread

Who gets the title?

  • Karolína Plíšková

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Elina Svitolina

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Simona Halep

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kiki Bertens

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Caroline Wozniacki

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    18
  • Poll closed .

Enceladus

Hall of Fame



Defending champion: Caroline Wozniacki (also gained the title in a year 2010)


Former champions, who are participating in this year's edition: Svetlana Kuznetsova (2006, 2009), Garbine Muguruza (2015), Caroline Garcia (2017)

Official website: http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/
Wiki-link: (here you will find the form of a draw when it will released)
Edition: 23nd of women's singles
Date: 28 September–6 October
Category: WTA Premier Mandatory
Number of players in main draw: 60S
Surface: Hard
Location: Beijing, China
Venue: National Tennis Center


WTA entry list:
Main Draw
1 Osaka, Naomi (JPN)
2 Barty, Ashleigh (AUS)
3 Pliskova, Karolina (CZE)
4 Halep, Simona (ROU)
5 Svitolina, Elina (UKR)
6 Kvitova, Petra (CZE)
7 Bertens, Kiki (NED)
8 Williams, Serena (USA)
9 Sabalenka, Aryna (BLR)
10 Keys, Madison (USA)
11 Stephens, Sloane (USA)
12 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT)
13 Bencic, Belinda (SUI)
14 Kerber, Angelique (GER)
15 Andreescu, Bianca (CAN)
16 Konta, Johanna (GBR)
17 Vondrousova, Marketa (CZE)
18 Wang, Qiang (CHN)
19 Wozniacki, Caroline (DEN)
20 Kenin, Sofia (USA)
21 Kontaveit, Anett (EST)
22 Martic, Petra (CRO)
23 Vekic, Donna (CRO)
24 Anisimova, Amanda (USA)
25 Muguruza, Garbine (ESP)
26 Mertens, Elise (BEL)
27 Goerges, Julia (GER)
28 Garcia, Caroline (FRA)
29 Suárez Navarro, Carla (ESP)
30 Hsieh, Su-Wei (TPE)
31 Sakkari, Maria (GRE)
32 Strycova, Barbora (CZE)
33 Yastremska, Dayana (UKR)
34 Zhang, Shuai (CHN)
35 Collins, Danielle (USA)
36 Riske, Alison (USA)
37 Zheng, Saisai (CHN)
38 Siniakova, Katerina (CZE)
39 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ)
40 Tsurenko, Lesia (UKR)
41 Azarenka, Victoria (BLR)
42 Kasatkina, Daria (RUS)
43 Alexandrova, Ekaterina (RUS)
44 Puig, Monica (PUR)
45 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra (BLR)
46 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia (RUS)
47 Muchova, Karolina (CZE)

Alternates
48 Tomljanovic, Ajla (AUS)
49 Swiatek, Iga (POL)
50 Wang, Yafan (CHN)
51 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
52 Williams, Venus (USA)
53 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)
56 Hercog, Polona (SLO)
57 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
59 Teichmann, Jil (SUI)

Qualifying Draw
45 Linette, Magda (POL)
48 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
49 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)

51 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
52 Giorgi, Camila (ITA)
55 Wang, Yafan (CHN)
58 Bouzkova, Marie (CZE)
60 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
61 Ferro, Fiona (FRA)
62 Davis, Lauren (USA)
65 Kuznetsova, Svetlana (RUS)
66 Brady, Jennifer (USA)
67 Zidansek, Tamara (SLO)
69 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
70 Teichmann, Jil (SUI)
71 Pera, Bernarda (USA)
72 Potapova, Anastasia (RUS)
73 Blinkova, Anna (RUS)
74 Kozlova, Kateryna (UKR)
76 Golubic, Viktorija (SUI)
77 Petkovic, Andrea (GER)
78 Peterson, Rebecca (SWE)
80 Diyas, Zarina (KAZ)
81 Pliskova, Kristyna (CZE)
82 Parmentier, Pauline (FRA)
83 Townsend, Taylor (USA)
85 Sorribes Tormo, Sara (ESP)
87 Bacsinszky, Timea (SUI)

Alternates
89 Sharma, Astra (AUS)
91 Badosa, Paula (ESP)
92 Babos, Timea (HUN)
93 Ahn, Kristie (USA)
98 Watson, Heather (GBR)
101 Mchale, Christina (USA)
103 Niculescu, Monica (ROU)
107 Doi, Misaki (JPN)
115 Zhu, Lin (CHN)
128 Dart, Harriet (GBR)
136 Gibbs, Nicole (USA)
139 Stosur, Samantha (AUS)
173 Han, Xinyun (CHN)
203 Xu, Shilin (CHN)

Wild cards:
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
  • Jeļena Ostapenko (LAT)
  • Peng Shuai (CHN)
  • Wang Xinyu (CHN)
  • Wang Xiyu (CHN)
 
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James P

Hall of Fame
Hmmm. Friday evening (for me), and there's first round action already...Zheng vs Puig on Tennis Channel.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Mugu playing Kenin in about an hour. I'll actually get to watch her play!

But I think maybe Kenin is playing too well at the moment.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Also, good example of how to play on Hsieh's serve. Belinda just taking the return on putting Hsieh on the run constantly.

Belinda's a smart player, her and her team have studied Hsieh and don't fall into the silly traps unlike the other top players. Not hard to expose her play.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Yes!!!! Amazing Jelena. She served 24 double faults on her way to take out Pliskova! :D
Amazing is an 'interesting' choice of word to use. Pliskova was pathetic to screw that up but that's on her. Anybody losing a 3 set match to a player with 24 double faults is a disgrace. Just saying.. No disrespect to Ostapenko but that's one hell of a choke by Karolina.
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
Amazing is an 'interesting' choice of word to use. Pliskova was pathetic to screw that up but that's on her. Anybody losing a 3 set match to a player with 24 double faults is a disgrace. Just saying.. No disrespect to Ostapenko but that's one hell of a choke by Karolina.
i didnt mean that she was playing amazingly i didnt watch the whole match. just last game so i cant really coment on that. but amazing that she took out pliskova. :D also from what i read on twitter ostapenko should whave won in 2. that pliskova was lucky ostapko served so many doubles.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Belinda's a smart player, her and her team have studied Hsieh and don't fall into the silly traps unlike the other top players. Not hard to expose her play.
Well Belinda still struggled a lot on her own serve, but Belinda's game on paper should match up well. Take the ball early and redirect. Hsieh's movement isn't good enough to keep up.
 

zvelf

Professional
This Kasatkina-Peng match has been crazy. I don't recall the last time I saw someone struggle through cramps for so long during a match.
 

zvelf

Professional
Muguruza's first serve winning % in the first set was 23%!

I was wondering why there were so few people in the stands and realized this match is taking place past 1:00 a.m. in China.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
Looks like Kenin finally got it back on track. Down 0-2 in the 3rd, she's ripped off four straight and is serving 4-2.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Seems she care on this 2nd set. It's almost 2 in Beijing and they are still playing.
Yeaah something that is maybe overlooked. They didn't start until after midnight.

I had plans to play so I missed the match. I did see that she was up a break in the third before collapsing after that. Dunno how she was playing though.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Also why is Halep playing? She was apparently too injured to continue just 4 days ago in Wuhan and retired but she’s back now? Not like she has any points to defend considering she retired last year in Beijing too..
 

James P

Hall of Fame
ORDER OF PLAY (all courts start 12.30pm)

DIAMOND
Jessica PEGULA (USA) vs [4] Naomi OSAKA (JPN)
Barbora STRYCOVA (CZE) vs Venus WILLIAMS (USA)
[3] Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) vs Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)
Not before 7.30pm
[10] Angelique KERBER (GER) vs ZHANG Shuai (CHN)
[14] WANG Qiang (CHN) vs Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (AUS)

LOTUS
[WC] WANG Xinyu (CHN) vs WANG Yafan (CHN)
[6] Simona HALEP (ROU) vs [Q] Rebecca PETERSON (SWE)
Caroline GARCIA (FRA) vs Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR)
Not before 5.30pm
[Q] Magda LINETTE (POL) vs [13] Sloane STEPHENS (USA)

MOON
Danielle COLLINS (USA) vs Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA)
[Q] Christina MCHALE (USA) vs [WC] Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS)
Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) / Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) vs Lyudmyla KICHENOK (UKR) / Desirae KRAWCZYK (USA)
Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) vs [Q] Bernarda PERA (USA)

BRAD DREWETT
After 2 ATP matches
Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) vs [Q] Andrea PETKOVIC (GR)
Shuko AOYAMA (JPN) / Ena SHIBAHARA (JPN) vs Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) / Renata VORACOVA (CZE)

COURT 2
Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR) / Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) vs Darija JURAK (CRO) / María José MARTÍNEZ SÁNCHEZ (ESP)
Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) vs [Q] Anna BLINKOVA (RUS)
Jennifer BRADY (USA) / Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) vs [8] Nicole MELICHAR (USA) / Kveta PESCHKE (CZE)
 

JJGUY

Hall of Fame
Muguruza should pay a visit to Carlos Rodriguez while in Beijing, I always think Carlos would be a great fit for her at this stage of her career. Muguruza is still young and she already has 2 slams under her racket, she has power and a big game but lacks patience and consistency. Muguruza is not the type of players who collect titles on tour, so she needs to position herself well at big tournaments and slams, she cannot afford being knocked out in early rounds. Carlos seemed to know how to work with that, partnership with Li Na produced great results especially at slams and premier events, which is what Muguruza needs now, she needs to go deep in big events and collect another big trophy when opportunity knocks.
 
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Also why is Halep playing? She was apparently too injured to continue just 4 days ago in Wuhan and retired but she’s back now? Not like she has any points to defend considering she retired last year in Beijing too..
Another year another Halep showing everywhere but not playing maybe.
Last year she's even went to Moscow to not playing!
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
this wta tv is pretty f*ckef up. does anyone have this problem that when you start watch one match you hear commentary from all matches? :rolleyes:
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Huge win for Kerber. Fights back from 2-4 down to win the last 4 games and the match in 3 sets against Zhang.

Gets her revenge from last year where she lost in the 3R to Zhang.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Last years finalist, Sevastova loses in 3 to Svitolina.

Loses 600 points and will drop out of the top 25.

She was #11 for quite a while and at times she was inside the top 10 in the live rankings and was once just 9 points from the top 10 but she never actually cracked in.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
ORDER OF PLAY (all courts start 12.30pm)

DIAMOND
After 1 ATP match, not before 2pm
[5] Bianca ANDREESCU (CAN) vs Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR)
[16] Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) vs [Q] Lauren DAVIS (USA)

LOTUS
Karolina MUCHOVA (CZE) vs [11] Madison KEYS (USA)
After 2 ATP matches, not before 5pm
[9] Belinda BENCIC (SUI) vs Venus WILLIAMS (USA)

MOON
Elise MERTENS (BEL) vs Petra MARTIC (CRO)
Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) vs [8] Kiki BERTENS (NED)
[6] Simona HALEP (ROU) vs Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS)
[3] Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) vs WANG Yafan (CHN)

BRAD DREWETT
[Q] Jennifer BRADY (USA) vs Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA)

COURT 2
Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) vs Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS)
Not before 2pm
Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) vs [WC] Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT)
Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) / Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) vs [7] Samantha STOSUR (AUS) / ZHANG Shuai (CHN)
Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) / Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) vs Vania KING (USA) / Monica NICULESCU (ROU)

COURT 4
[5] Anna-Lena GROENEFELD (GER) / Demi SCHUURS (NED) vs Nadiia KICHENOK (UKR) / Abigail SPEARS (USA)
[4] Gabriela DABROWSKI (CAN) / XU Yifan (CHN) vs Darija JURAK (CRO)/ María José MARTÍNEZ SÁNCHEZ (ESP)
Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS) / Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) vs Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) / Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE)

COURT 6
[WC] Sofia KENIN (USA) / Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA) vs Raluca OLARU (ROU) / Alison RISKE (USA)
[6] CHAN Hao-Ching (TPE) / Latisha CHAN (TPE) vs DUAN Yingying (CHN) / ZHENG Saisai (CHN)
[WC] Makoto NINOMIYA (JPN) / YANG Zhaoxuan (CHN) vs Julia GOERGES (GER) / Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
ORDER OF PLAY (all courts start 12.30pm)

DIAMOND
After 1 ATP match, not before 2pm
[5] Bianca ANDREESCU (CAN) vs Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR)
[16] Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) vs [Q] Lauren DAVIS (USA)

LOTUS
Karolina MUCHOVA (CZE) vs [11] Madison KEYS (USA)
After 2 ATP matches, not before 5pm
[9] Belinda BENCIC (SUI) vs Venus WILLIAMS (USA)

MOON
Elise MERTENS (BEL) vs Petra MARTIC (CRO)
Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) vs [8] Kiki BERTENS (NED)
[6] Simona HALEP (ROU) vs Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS)
[3] Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) vs WANG Yafan (CHN)

BRAD DREWETT
[Q] Jennifer BRADY (USA) vs Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA)

COURT 2
Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) vs Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS)
Not before 2pm
Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) vs [WC] Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT)
Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) / Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) vs [7] Samantha STOSUR (AUS) / ZHANG Shuai (CHN)
Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) / Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) vs Vania KING (USA) / Monica NICULESCU (ROU)

COURT 4
[5] Anna-Lena GROENEFELD (GER) / Demi SCHUURS (NED) vs Nadiia KICHENOK (UKR) / Abigail SPEARS (USA)
[4] Gabriela DABROWSKI (CAN) / XU Yifan (CHN) vs Darija JURAK (CRO)/ María José MARTÍNEZ SÁNCHEZ (ESP)
Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS) / Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) vs Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) / Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE)

COURT 6
[WC] Sofia KENIN (USA) / Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA) vs Raluca OLARU (ROU) / Alison RISKE (USA)
[6] CHAN Hao-Ching (TPE) / Latisha CHAN (TPE) vs DUAN Yingying (CHN) / ZHENG Saisai (CHN)
[WC] Makoto NINOMIYA (JPN) / YANG Zhaoxuan (CHN) vs Julia GOERGES (GER) / Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)
cant wait for Bianca!!!
 
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