(A few main draw matches may be played early as Sat Oct 2)
Unlike Tokyo, Beijing's player list updates. In the last week, Anabel Medina Garrigues was added & Zheng Jie (visibly suffering with injuries at the USO) was dropped. But they yet need to modify some ranking/seeding positions.
1 Williams,Serena USA 2 Wozniacki,Caroline DEN 3 Clijsters,Kim BEL 4 Williams,Venus USA 5 Jankovic,Jelena SRB 6 Stosur,Samantha AUS 7 Schiavone,Francesca ITA 8 Zvonareva,vera RUS 9 Li,Na CHN 10 Radwanska,Agnieszka R POL 11 Azarenka,Victoria BLR 12 Kuznetsova,Svetlana RUS 13 Dementieva,Elena RUS 15 Bartoli,Marion FRA 16 Sharapova,Maria RUS 17 Wickmayer,Yanina BEL 18 Peer,Shahar ISR 19 Petrova,Nadia RUS 20 Rezai,Aravane FRA 21 Pennetta,Flavia ITA 22 Pavlyuchenkova,Anastasia RUS 24 Martinez Sanchez,Maria Jose ESP 25 Kirilenko,Maria RUS 26 Hantuchova,Daniela SVK 27 Dulgheru,Alexandra ROU 28 Safarova,Lucie CZE 29 Kvitova,Petra CZE 30 Kleybanova,Alisa RUS 31 Bondarenko,Alona UKR 32 Shvedova,Yaroslava KAZ 33 Kanepi,Kaia EST 34 Pironkova,Tsvetana K BUL 35 Szavay,Agnes HUN 36 Zakopalova,Klara CZE 37 Errani,Sara ITA 38 Petkovic,Andrea GER 39 Vesnina,Elena RUS 40 Goerges,Julia GER 41 Ivanovic,Ana SRB 42 Dulko,Gisela ARG 43 Zahlavova Strycova,Barbora CZE 44 Oudin,Melanie J USA 45 Cibulkova,Domnika SVK 46 Bacsinszky,Timea SUI 47 Hercog,Polona SLO 59 Safina,Dinara RUS 48 Medina Garrigues,Anabel ESP
Beijing [O] is GMT+8, and there is a 12-hour differential with the Eastern US. [|-)]
The National Tennis Center, formerly known as the Olympic Green. The Olympic stadium is still the "Lotus" Court and an enhanced secondary stadium is now the "Moon" Court.
Serena won't play, so sorry for her[:'(]プレーヤー :
[quote user="CROUCHING TIGER"]No...forgot BREAKING NEWS!! SERENA WON'T PLAY at the CHINA OPEN(heel, another foot, stomach, pick one[;)]) Also see her thread and what Paul said about her)[/quote]
Tiger, you got a source on this? I'm not finding it on the sites or via Google--where, a little oddly, most player news seems to be frozen like a week or ten days behind. [:^)]
^^lol.. what about having a hair pain?! hahaha
and oh!., Zheng is so cute at the pic you have posted..
and paul, nice to see the whole tennis field view .. :D [Y]
Draw your attention to the Guangzhou final today. The contest was Groth vs Kudyavsteva (Groth won, of course), but the point is: the fine new arena was almost empty. [:(] I don't mean a few hundred--lucky if there were a few dozen! Contrast that to when Vera Z won there in 2008, and the old facility downtown was PACKED. Difference was, Zvonareva played finalist Peng. [I]
The China Open won't be that bad, but you see the problem? The Chinese may almost be forgiven for finessing their draws to get local girls through as far as possible. It's extremely difficult to hold the crowd without them.
Sorry guys, i mixed up[:$] SERENA WON'T PLAY TOKYO!! (posted that Japanese above in here...so solly.)[:P]
"Did u hear the news, goodthings come in twos"...NO BEIJING FOR SERENA[
Serena removed from the Beijing entry list: http://www.chinaopen.com...n/55/2010-08-28/94.shtml [H]
The pre-match ceremony for 2010 China Open volunteers was held smoothly on September 21 at the press conference room of the National Tennis Center. Deputy Executive Director of China Open Organizing Committee, Deputy Secretary of China Communist Youth League Beijing Committee Jiang Zeting, Director of Beijing Volunteer Guide Center Guo Xinbao, Secretary of China Open Organizing Committee Zhang Yabin and Deputy General Secretary of China Open Organizing Committee Tian Juqing were present. In the conference, leaders made the following demands for the volunteers: first, maintain Beijing capital image; second, improve service level; third, keep a good attitude; fourth, strengthen cooperation; fifth, increase safety awareness.
The volunteers raised their clenched right fist, speaking out every word of the oath loudly and firmly: "I'd like to become an honorable volunteer. I promise: to do my best, without remuneration, to help others, to serve the society, to practice volunteer spirits, to spread advanced culture and to contribute to the tournament of China Open!" From that moment they became officially volunteers of China Open, and they would devote themselves to China Open and carry forward the spirits of volunteers. It was the oath sworn by all the volunteers of China Open and also the promise they made to China Open.
The success of this conference marks that volunteers as an important role in China Open will completely take part in the running team of China Open Organizing Committee. 1221 volunteers have been well prepared and ready to devote themselves with high morale and full passion.
Sun, 26 Sep 04:20:00 2010
Serena Williams has pulled out of hardcourt events in Tokyo and Beijing while she continues to recover from surgery on her right foot, but the world number one remains hopeful of a return this season.
Williams, who has not played since she won her 13th grand slam at Wimbledon earlier this year, had surgery after she cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant in July.
The injury will keep her from competing at the Pan Pacific Open and China Open tournaments over the next two weeks.
"While I have continued to make progress in the recovery of my foot injury, unfortunately I am still not ready to compete," Williams said. "In the meantime I am focused on my rehab program and remain optimistic to return to competition this season.
What's left to play?? YEC.
Think about this...you too Paul. Serena went from Belgium (after losing to Kim at the open air stadium event) after Wimbledon, to Munich. In Munich she went to a restaurant that has broken glass carpets!!. Got some glass in her shoe...apparantly very serious.... but went back to her hotel...packed...jumped on a plane and flew back to Miami BEFORE getting treatment for it by one of her 'in the pocket' doctors of the Dolfins.
Not one single German newspaper, radio station or TV station picked up the fact that she was even in Munich, what she was doing there, or got injured...nothing was reported..... until she, herself, made the announcement back in Miami.???
There's something very wrong with this whole thing. The WTA are a bunch of wimps for not digging deeper into this. If she doesn't want to play tennis, she should quit now instead of making an ass out of the whole rulebook., or playing the WTA as a bunch of idiots.
Oh, I hear you. I've been noticing all along that the very QUESTION of Munich is PROHIBITED. Yankeefied media is at its most studiedly oblivious. Yeah, c'mon. A global athletic figure is crippled on the premises of a commercial establishment and the proprietor isn't put on the spot in the headlines? Gimme a break. On the surface, it would sound more like an incident in some really low "dive".
Maybe she wasn't in Munich. Perhaps she'd been in Amsterdam for rehab--Nella? [;)]
Or, Serena had one of her little hallucinatory episodes while delivering her latest cover story & our censored mouthpieces are now tasked with trying to make the crazy bullsh!t palatable. Whatever, you're absolutely right on this one. Nobody with a lick of sense buys this and WTA are really exposing themselves by hanging with it.
I don't think she will withdraw from Beijing. There's more goin' on then the eye meets over there. Sometimes i have those hunches and something's wrong in the land of the rising sun(well...goin' down now).
no way! i said "no" to withdrawal at Beijing event! [:(]
i think this is the last event i must say i can enjoy.. hope she could win this one.. at least this one for the Asian tourneys.. please!
There is enough time to recover from a cold.
No need to withdraw because of a cold.
( I had a cold too and I was at work.)
+1 Please Maria! More time for you to recover.