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.
National Tennis Center has a new Centre Court with retractable roof.
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
As we expected...
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
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!!!!
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.
Monday OOP: http://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, 2011National Stadium Court (from 12.30hrs)1. ATP: Wu vs. Cilic2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Lucie Hradecka (NB 15.00hrs)3. Peng Shuai vs. Flavia Pennetta4. ATP: Roddick vs. Anderson (NB 19.30hrs)5. Sofia Arvidsson vs. Petra KvitovaLotus Court (from 12.30hrs)1. Zheng Jie vs. Alberta Brianti2. ATP: Verdasco vs. Llodra3. ATP: Cipolla vs. Dolgopolov4. Ana Ivanovic vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (NB 19.30hrs)Moon Court (from 12.30hrs)1. Julia Görges vs. Maria Kirilenko2. Klara Zakopalova vs. Nadia Petrova3. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Francesca Schiavone4. Daniilidou/Koryttseva vs. Kops-Jones/Spears
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:3912/6002WMP: mms://220.127.116.11/cctv5; Eurosport SopCast sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/60713
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 Eurosport. http://www.seeon.tv/view/1138/
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.
Beijing - China Open QUARTERFINALS
Friday, October 7, 2011National Tennis Stadium (from 12.30hrs)1. ATP: Berdych vs. Verdasco2. Ana Ivanovic vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (NB 15.00hrs) (07:00 GMT) 08:00 London, 09:00 Brussels, 10:00 Athens3. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Flavia Pennetta4. ATP: Tsonga vs. Ferrero (NB 19.30hrs)5. Peschke/Srebotnik vs. King/ShvedovaLotus Court (from 12.30hrs) (04:30 GMT) 05:30 London, 06:30 Brussels, 07:30 Athens1. Maria Kirilenko vs. Monica Niculescu Kiri shown in Sina room only2. ATP: Ljubicic vs. Youzhny (NB 14.30hrs)3. ATP: Anderson vs. Cilic4. Andrea Petkovic vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (NB 19.30hrs) (11:30 GMT) 12:30 London, 13:30 Brussels, 14:30 AthensMoon 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.