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#1 Posted : Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:56:22 AM(UTC)
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China Open Beijing Beijing - China Open 


World feed will show quarters thru final & TTC in the States similarly: TTC starts 3:00am EDT Fri Oct 7. But real coverage will appear online via CCTV5/Sina & thru Eurosport.


Last year, forum member Wildhope came up with this:  http://live.video.sina.com.cn/room/tennis When a Beijing stream appears in the "room", it may require a little tinkering. If you reset the bar at the bottom just slightly back from the right end, the stream won't stall. Otherwise, you gotta refresh the page.








China Open (London Time) 

 
Mon 3rd Oct Day 1 British Eurosport & HD (08:00-14:30)

Tue 4th Oct Day 2 British Eurosport & HD (08:00-14:15)

Wed 5th Oct Day 3 British Eurosport & HD (08:00-14:15)

Thu 6th Oct Rnd16 British Eurosport & HD (08:00-14:15)

Fri 7th Oct Qtrs  British Eurosport & HD (08:00-14:15)

Sat 8th Oct Semis British Eurosport & HD (08:00-12:00)

Sun 9th Oct Final British Eurosport (12:30-14:15)







 


 


 


 


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#2 Posted : Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:39:20 AM(UTC)
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Just think about it. Last WE of October we change to WINTERTIME !!!!

London becomes straight GMT---CET becomes GMT +1


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#3 Posted : Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:40:39 AM(UTC)
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National Tennis Center has a new Centre Court with retractable roof. 



China National Tennis Center


 




国家网球中心

Located in Beijing Olympic Park, China National Tennis Center, north of which is the North Fifth Ring Road, east of which is Beichen West Road and west of which is Baimiaocun Road, covers an area of ​​16.68 hectares, with the total construction area of ​​26,514 m2 and 17 segments of competition courts. As the new Centre Court and the court to stage final matches, the new venue can accommodate 15,000 spectators. Lotus Court, Moon Court and No. 1 Court can accommodate 10,000, 4,000 and 2,000 spectators respectively. No. 2 terrace includes eightqualifying match fields and six additional exercising fields. 


China National Tennis Center venues primarily adopts such high-tech technologies as the combination of advanced mechanical ventilation and natural ventilationon the court, comprehensive communications rangingfrom wired to wireless networks and from general functional mobile phonesto broadband network businesses, two-way cable TVnetworks, safe-guarding system of data network, solar photovoltaic power generation and smart lighting control.


To reduce the high temperature of thesurface on the competition court in summer, China National Tennis Centertook the initiative in introducing the natural ventilation design concept to tennis courts, which can effectively reduce the temperature of court surface by around 5 degrees Celsius.


Establishing the courts with retractable roofs, China National Tennis Center represents the highest level in the construction of comprehensive tennis venuesin Asia, which will bring spectators superior watching experience.


New Centre Court


The newly built Centre Court will upgrade spectators’ match-watching experience in an all-round manner. Located in the China National Tennis, the new Centre Court, north to the Fifth Ring road, west to Lincui Road, and south and east to Olympic Forest Park, occupies an area of 24,000 m2 and boasts aconstruction area of ​​51,199 m2, which can accommodate 15,000 spectators.



The new venue of China Open take full advantage of terrains to inherit the existing planning and design and 3D-Trafficconcept of China National Tennis Center. Spectators can enter the venue via the terrace on the second floor, and staff, guests and players can directly get in the venue from under the terrace, avoiding traffic cut and ensuring the comfort of interior space.



The perfect combination of 16-group V-shape combined supporting stands and maintenance systems surrounding the construction, facades and structural V-shape system eliminates additional tedious decorations, significantly highlighting the massiveness of the construction with a concise and bright style. Seen from afar, the Centre Court lookslike a flower bud or a shining diamond, echoing with the Lotus Court.


For many tennis fans, the retractable roof of the new Central Court is the focus of attention, which will undoubtedly become a beautiful landscape inthe China Open.



Detailed Address of National TennisCenter: No.2 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing










2011China Open



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#4 Posted : Friday, September 30, 2011 1:58:44 PM(UTC)
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As we expected... 


Serena Williams not in draw at China Open, skips Beijing for 2nd straight year






BEIJING — Serena Williams will miss the China Open after being left out of Friday’s draw.


Williams had been expected to play, and organizers did not explain why she was not in the draw.





Williams lost to Sam Stosur in the U.S. Open final, but she won two tournaments heading into the final Grand Slam of the season and had been considered a favorite.


Maria Sharapova also pulled out of the tournament. She injured her left ankle this week at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.





 


MAIN DRAW: http://www.wtatennis.com...osting/2011/1020/MDS.pdf


 



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#5 Posted : Saturday, October 01, 2011 7:43:43 AM(UTC)
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Indeed..."as we expected...AGAIN". Well, a good thing done, i don't need to see her fat ass move in that fantastic stadium...the value would go down i'm sure:) Looks like an "honest random" draw and another change for Vera...DAVAI BEPA!!!!



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#6 Posted : Sunday, October 02, 2011 5:01:11 AM(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Sunday, October 02, 2011 10:56:49 AM(UTC)
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Clustering Vera, Nadia & Kuzi in the same section of a quarter is just wrong 


That said, I do not make out a standard WTA stitch-up.


More like a French-style fix--protecting the local players from the Russians in early rounds.


 


MORNING Matches

Event Time is Monday, October 3, 2011 at 12:30 PM Beijing time

Current UTC (or GMT/Zulu)-time used: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 04:30:00 [Mon 12:30 PM EDT]

(04:30 GMT) 05:30 London, 06:30 Brussels, 07:30 Athens

AFTERNOON Matches

Event Time is Monday, October 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM Beijing time

Current UTC (or GMT/Zulu)-time used: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 07:00:00 [Mon 3:00 AM EDT]

(07:00 GMT) 08:00 London, 09:00 Brussels, 10:00 Athens

EVENING Matches

Event Time is Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM Beijing time

Current UTC (or GMT/Zulu)-time used: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:30:00 [Mon 7:30 AM EDT]

(11:30 GMT) 12:30 London, 13:30 Brussels, 14:30 Athens

 


Monday OOPhttp://www.wtatennis.com...posting/2011/1020/OP.pdf 



Monday (03 Oct) (GMT)

04:30 Zheng - Brianti (WTA Beijing)

04:30 Görges Kirilenko (WTA Beijing)

06:00 Zakopalova - Petrova (WTA Beijing)

07:00 Wozniacki - Hradecka (WTA Beijing)

07:30 Cibulkova - Schiavone (WTA Beijing)

08:30 Peng - Pennetta (WTA Beijing)

11:30 Ivanovic - Kuznetsova (WTA Beijing)

13:00 Arvidsson - Kvitova (WTA Beijing)



Streaming starts Monday from "Natl. Stadium" centre court and from Lotus & Moon as well. Sina will broadcast from all three. 


Monday, October 3, 2011

National Stadium Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Wu vs. Cilic
2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Lucie Hradecka (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Peng Shuai vs. Flavia Pennetta
4. ATP: Roddick vs. Anderson (NB 19.30hrs)
5. Sofia Arvidsson vs. Petra Kvitova

Lotus Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Zheng Jie vs. Alberta Brianti
2. ATP: Verdasco vs. Llodra
3. ATP: Cipolla vs. Dolgopolov
4. Ana Ivanovic vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (NB 19.30hrs)

Moon Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Julia Görges vs. Maria Kirilenko
2. Klara Zakopalova vs. Nadia Petrova
3. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Francesca Schiavone
4. Daniilidou/Koryttseva vs. Kops-Jones/Spears



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Surfed a bit to quick over that draw and missed that Russian cluster. I doubt WTA is REALLY involded...hmmm?

I'll give the Chinagirls the benefit of the doubt:)...but they deserve a good spankin' lesson HAHAHA:)

If BEPA goes far enough she takes that second place again in the weekly rankings now Masha is out.



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#9 Posted : Monday, October 03, 2011 11:38:24 AM(UTC)
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Surfed a bit to quick over that draw and missed that Russian cluster. I doubt WTA is REALLY involded...hmmm?

I'll give the Chinagirls the benefit of the doubt:)...but they deserve a good spankin' lesson HAHAHA:)

If BEPA goes far enough she takes that second place again in the weekly rankings now Masha is out.


Hard to say, and with Nadia & Kuzi folding up early, difficult to make out anything more. 


Li Na cratering early, Vera surely passes her in the race points & qualifies for Istanbul--however Vera & Masha see-saw back & forth re 2nd & 3rd in the rankings. Only ones who care are those invested in who is the top Russian right now. lol


The Sina "room" performs much better for me this year & may be necessary to view Vera on Tuesday. We also need to check on what CCTV-5 is showing. Here are protocols from last year. Dunno if they still work but there are numerous page players online: SopCast: sop://broker1.sopcast.com:3912/6002
WMP: mms://222.77.190.24/cctv5; Eurosport SopCast sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/60713


 


China Open Beijing Beijing - China Open 




World feed will show quarters thru final & TTC in the States similarly: Starts 3:00am EDT Fri Oct 7. But the real coverage appears online via CCTV5/Sina & thru Eurosporthttp://www.seeon.tv/view/1138/ 


Streaming on Monday consisted of Eurosport from "National Stadium" centre court and from the Lotus thru the Sina "room". Moon Court appeared dark, but Sina can broadcast from all three. CCTV-5, maybe? 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

National Stadium Court (from 12.30hrs) (04:30 GMT) 05:30 London, 06:30 Brussels, 07:30 Athens
1. Vera Zvonareva vs. Klara Zakopalova Sina room?
2. ATP: Tsonga vs. Dimitrov (NB 15.00hrs)
3. ATP: Berdych vs. Melzer
4. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Jarmila Gajdosova (NB 19.30hrs) (11:30 GMT) 12:30 London, 13:30 Brussels Eurosport linx posted
5. ATP: Bellucci vs. Ferrero

Lotus Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Youzhny vs. Almagro
2. Flavia Pennetta vs. Daniela Hantuchova (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Andrea Petkovic Eurosport linx posted
4. ATP: Granollers vs. Simon (NB 19.30hrs)

(Dark of the) Moon Court? (from 12.30hrs) (04:30 GMT) 05:30 London, 06:30 Brussels
1. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. María José Martínez Sánchez Sina/CCTV-5?
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Maria Kirilenko (NB 15.00hrs) (07:00 GMT) 08:00 London, 09:00 Brussels Eurosport linx posted
3. ATP: Fognini vs. Zemlja
4. ATP: Isner vs. Ljubicic



Last year, forum member Wildhope came up with: http://live.video.sina.com.cn/room/tennis A small download may be needed. (Chinese link on screen.) Streamed from first match on Lotus Monday. Excellent quality--may need to click pause & play to clear a few stalls.





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#10 Posted : Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:46:07 AM(UTC)
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China Open Beijing Beijing - China Open QUARTERFINALS 



Eurosportthe world feed & TTC in the States will start showing three of the quarters beginning with Ana versus Agnie at 3:00am EDT Fri Oct 7. As per TYPICAL, KIRI vs Niculescu can be seen only online thru the Sina "room". This shit is so by the numbers. Do y'all even have to check here anymore to know what WTA is gonna pull re scheduling/broadcast?


Friday, October 7, 2011

National Tennis Stadium (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Berdych vs. Verdasco
2. Ana Ivanovic vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (NB 15.00hrs) (07:00 GMT) 08:00 London, 09:00 Brussels, 10:00 Athens
3. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Flavia Pennetta
4. ATP: Tsonga vs. Ferrero (NB 19.30hrs)
5. Peschke/Srebotnik vs. King/Shvedova

Lotus Court (from 12.30hrs) (04:30 GMT) 05:30 London, 06:30 Brussels, 07:30 Athens
1. Maria Kirilenko vs. Monica Niculescu Kiri shown in Sina room only

2. ATP: Ljubicic vs. Youzhny (NB 14.30hrs)
3. ATP: Anderson vs. Cilic
4. Andrea Petkovic vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (NB 19.30hrs) (11:30 GMT) 12:30 London, 13:30 Brussels, 14:30 Athens

Moon Court (NB 18.00hrs)
1. Dulko/Pennetta vs. Huber/Raymond (after suitable rest)


Last year, forum member Wildhope came up with: http://live.video.sina.com.cn/room/tennis A small download may be needed. (Chinese link on player screen.) Excellent quality--may need to click pause & play to clear a few stalls.Sometimes blocked to Google Chrome, but can be accessed thru Internet Explorer.  




 

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