2015 WTA Beijing China Open Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    

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  WTA Sep Oct 3-11: Beijing

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n2 Simona Halep ROU
n4 Petra Kvitova CZE
n5 Lucie Safarova CZE
n6 Flavia Pennetta ITA
n7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
n8 Garbine Muguruza ESP
n9 Ana Ivanovic SRB
n10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
n11 Caroline Wozniacki DEN
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Beijing:

#15 Timea Bacsinszky
5' 7" 137lb RH 2H-BH
Beijing:

#8 Garbine Muguruza
6' 0" 161lb RH 2H-BH


    On Sunday at Beijing, in the final of the China Open, the 2015 Wimbledon finalist (and the 2014 champion at Hobart, Tasmania), 21 year old 5th seeded #8 (career high: #8) Garbine Muguruza from Barcelona, Spain, defeated the 2015 champion at Monterrey and Acapulco, 26 year old 12th seeded #15 (career high: #13) Timea Bacsinszky from Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-5, 6-4 (photo shown).

    Garbine's prize is $973,505; Timea's prize is $487,161.

    Garbine will move to a career-high #4 in Monday's WTA singles rankings; Timea will also be ranked in the top 10 for the first time in her career.

    Garbine said: "I want to congratulate Timea of course. Top 10 is an amazing achievement. For me, to be able to come and win the tournament after losing in the finals of Wuhan last week is a great achievement. It's amazing, and I can't wait to come back and defend my title next year." WTA story

    Garbi now leads Timea 2-0 in career matches. Their previous meeting was earlier this year on a chlorophyll court in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, when Garbine defeated Timea 7-5, 6-3.

    Garbine is now 2-3 in WTA singles finals. Her singles match record in 2015 is 38-18. Timea is now 3-3 in WTA singles finals; she has a 41-13 singles match record this season.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Beijing

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China Open,  Beijing, China

 
tourney time:
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       = US EDT +12 hours
       = US PDT +15 hours

Beijing News - China News


Beijing: The main draw for Beijing has 16 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes.

    There are 8 qualifiers in the main draw.

    Qualifying (2 rounds) starts on Friday, qualifying finals are on Saturday.
 

National Tennis Center, Beijing     Latitude: 40.019398 Longitude: 116.37162

    2009 was the first year that the China Open was held at the National Tennis Center, which was built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The National Tennis Center (formerly known as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Green Tennis Courts) is located at the northwest corner of the primary 2008 Olympics venue, on the south side of Beijing's 5th ring road. The address is No. 2 Lin Cui Road, in the Chao Yang section of Beijing.

   
2014: On Sunday, September 28, Jelena Jankovic did the autograph thing in Beijing...
on Monday, young ladies at the player's party included Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams...
Beijing, 1st Rd, Sat-Mon 12:30pm
losers' prize: $15,280 US; points: 10
*n95 q Lara Arruabarrena ESP d n2 s1 Simona Halep ROU 5-4 retired Sun

Lara serving

    Simona said: "I have pain in my Achilles. It's getting worse. I thought that it was getting better and I could play, but no. I don't want to force it. And it's a tough injury because it's always dangerous to continue with the tendon, so, I hope to just recover and be healthy again soon. I felt it a little bit in Guangzhou, a little bit in Wuhan, and here was the worst." WTA story

*n22 Sara Errani ITA d n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE 7-5, 6-4 Sun

Sara about to lightly tap a forehand

    Sara said: "I had never beaten her, and she's a really good player, so I'm happy I could finally win in a big tournament like this one. It was just a few points that made the difference. I just tried to stay there every point and stay solid without too many mistakes. That's my game, anyway." WTA story

    Petra said: "It was the kind of game where I had to really be ready physically and mentally, and I just wasn't today."

n6 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n160 wc Han Xinyun CHN 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 Sun

Flavia driving a backhand

n7 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n49 CoCo Vandeweghe USA 6-3 retired Sun

Aga's forehand drive

n9 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n112 wc Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-4, 6-0 Sat

Ana about to slice a backhand

n10 s7 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n35 L Tsurenko UKR 6-3 retired Sun
n11 s8 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n106 q B Jovanovski SRB 6-2, 6-4 Sun

Caro driving a forehand

*n30 Sloane Stephens USA d n12 s9 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-3, 6-2 Sun

Sloane driving a backhand

n14 s11 Belinda Bencic SUI d n38 Madison Brengle USA 6(4)-7, 6-4, 6-3 Mon

Belinda driving a forehand

n15 s12 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n33 Camila Giorgi ITA 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 Sat
n16 s13 Andrea Petkovic GER d n36 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-2, 1-1 retired—dizziness Mon

    Genie said: "I thought I was physically ready but unfortunately the symptoms of my concussion came back. I want to thank all my fans at the China Open for their support. I hope to get well soon and look forward to returning next year." WTA story

    Andrea said: "I just asked [Genie] what happened, and she told me that she felt very dizzy. Then I asked if it was the same, if it was still the concussion. She said it tends to come back when she gets physically very active. I feel it's really bad luck because I thought she was playing so well again and I hope she gets better and keeps up her good play."

n17 s14 Madison Keys USA d n27 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 7-5, 6-2 Sat

Madison launching a backhand on the run

n20 s16 Elina Svitolina UKR d n80 Yulia Putintseva KAZ 7-5, 6-2 Sun
n21 Samantha Stosur AUS d n47 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-3, 6-2 Mon

Samantha about to swat a backhand

*n40 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n25 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sun

Domi following a backhand

*n84 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO d n26 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Mon
*n52 A van Uytvanck BEL d n29 Anna K Schmiedlova SVK 6-2, 6-4 Sun
n31 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n58 Carina Witthoeft GER 6-4, 6-4 Sat
n32 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n56 Julia Goerges GER 6-2, 6-4 Sun
*n83 q B Mattek-Sands USA d n34 Alize Cornet FRA 6-3, 6-3 Sun
*n72 q Irina Falconi USA d n37 Daria Gavrilova RUS 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 Sun
n39 Caroline Garcia FRA d n65 wc Saisai Zheng CHN 6-2, 6-2 Sun
*n82 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d n41 Barbora Strycova CZE 6-3, 6-2 Sun
*n101 q Monica Puig PUR d n42 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-4 retired Sun
*n79 q M Duque-Marino COL d n44 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-3, 6-3 Sun
*n110 wc Qiang Wang CHN d n45 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Sat
n48 Mona Barthel GER d n191 wc Shuai Zhang CHN 6-3, 6-2 Sun
n51 Teliana Pereira BRA d n55 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 7-5, 6-2 Sat

Beijing, 2nd Rd, Tue-Wed 12:30pm
losers' prize: $26,603 US; points: 65
The 4 Wuhan semifinalists receive 1st round byes
n6 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n51 Teliana Pereira BRA 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 Tue
n7 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n48 Mona Barthel GER 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Mon

Agnieszka's backhand drive

n8 s5 Garbine Muguruza ESP (bye) d n72 q Irina Falconi USA 6-2, 6-1 Wed
n9 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB (bye) d n24 Venus Williams USA 7-6(3), 6-2 Tue

Ana driving a backhand

    Ana said: "I was very pleased overall, not only with the forehand but just with my game. I've been working really, really hard. Since Wimbledon, when I put the team in place, there have been some little changes here and there, but I feel like we've been working really hard. I knew it was coming, but it was just a matter of time putting it all together. And the last few days I've been doing it really well on the practice courts. I'm happy to transfer it into today's match. It was an important match for me - it was a good one to win." WTA story

    Venus said: "It was obviously a tough draw. I've had a good advantage in our series, but just maybe not my best tennis today. I had a hard time kind of controlling the ball. I felt like it was flying."

n10 s7 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n101 q Monica Puig PUR 7-6(1), 6-2 Mon
n11 s8 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n110 wc Qiang Wang CHN 7-5, 6-0 Tue

Caro following a backhand

    Caro said: "[Qiang] started off playing pretty well. But I kind of stood a little too far back behind the baseline and let her play her game. Once I started stepping in a little bit and took the ball a little earlier, I felt like I was more in control and I started to play better." WTA story

n13 s10 Angelique Kerber GER (bye) d n40 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-1, 6-4 Tue
*n84 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO d n14 s11 Belinda Bencic SUI walkover Wed
n15 s12 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n79 q M Duque-Marino COL 7-5, 6-2 Tue
n16 s13 Andrea Petkovic GER d n21 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-2, 7-5 Tue

Andrea's backhand drive

n17 s14 Madison Keys USA d n82 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 Mon

Madison driving a backhand

n18 s15 Roberta Vinci ITA (bye) v n52 A van Uytvanck BEL 6-2, 6-2 Mon

Roberta after match point

*n32 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n20 s16 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 Mon
n22 Sara Errani ITA d n39 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Tue
*n31 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n30 Sloane Stephens USA 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Mon
n83 q B Mattek-Sands USA d n95 q Lara Arruabarrena ESP 0-6, 6-2, 6-0 Tue

Beijing, 3rd Rd, Wed-Thu 12:30pm
losers' prize: $54,953 US; points: 120
*n32 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n6 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Thu
n7 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n17 s14 Madison Keys USA 6-3 retired—thigh injury Wed

Madison congratulating, and Agnieszka consoling

n8 s5 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n84 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 Thu

Garbine driving a forehand

    The win, which came on her 22nd birthday, gave Garbine the points she needed to clinch a place in this year's WTA Finals at Singapore (beginning Oct 25).

    Garbine said: "I was so concentrated during the match. I really had all types of emotions. I wanted to win bad and it was tough. I'm really happy. Was a great gift today!" WTA story

n9 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n31 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Thu

Ana after winning a point

*n15 s12 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n10 s7 C Suarez Navarro ESP 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Wed

Timea serving

*n13 s10 Angelique Kerber GER d n11 s8 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-2, 6-3 Wed

Angelique driving a backhand

*n22 Sara Errani ITA d n16 s13 Andrea Petkovic GER 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Wed

Sara serving

*n83 q B Mattek-Sands USA d n18 s15 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 Thu

Beijing, QFs, Fri 12:30pm
losers' prize: $114,182 US; points: 215
n7 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n13 s10 Angelique Kerber GER 6-1, 6-4

Agnieszka fielding a forehand on the fly

    Agnieszka said: "I think I was doing everything right today. I was handling all the tough conditions well. I started pretty well, too. Just a few games slipped away in that second set, but I was still playing my tennis anyway." WTA story

n9 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n32 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-3, 7-5

Ana driving a forehand

    Ana said: "Of course to be again in a semifinal is great. It's been a little bit of struggle, but now I feel I have my game back. I just enjoy competing again because I feel I can put out everything physically, as well." WTA story

n8 s5 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n83 q B Mattek-Sands USA 6-1, 7-5

Garbine driving a backhand

n15 s12 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n22 Sara Errani ITA 0-6, 6-3, 7-5

Beijing, SFs, Sat 12:30pm
losers' prize: $237,689 US; points: 390
*n8 s5 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n7 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Garbine's backhand drive

    Garbine said: "I know Aga is an amazing player, so I knew I had to be concentrated and focused all the time against her, and try to be more ready in the important moments, which was my goal. I'm extremely happy to be in the final. I'm really going to try and get the trophy." WTA story

*n15 s12 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n9 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Timea driving a forehand

    Timea said: "I just tried to focus on my game plan and not look further. I was only thinking about the next ball, the next point, not what was going to happen after that." WTA story

    The loss elmininated Ana from contention for a place in the WTA Finals at Singapore.

    Ana said: "I was really enjoying the competition here in Beijing, and I played some great tennis to get into this position. So it was very frustrating for me today."

Beijing, Final, Sun 4pm
loser's prize: $487,161 US; points: 650
winner's prize: $973,505 US; points: 1000
n8 s5 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n15 s12 Timea Bacsinszky SUI 7-5, 6-4

 
Timea serving, and Garbine driving a backhand

Beijing, Doubles Final, Saturday
losers' prize: $155,910 US
winners' prize: $311,000 US
s1 Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d s6 Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan 6(9)-7, 6-1, (10-8)

Beijing, Withdrawals
n1 Serena Williams USA injuries
n3 Maria Sharapova RUS left forearm injury
n5 Lucie Safarova CZE bacterial infection
n19 Ekaterina Makarova RUS
n23 Victoria Azarenka BLR
n28 Sabine Lisicki GER knee injury
n46 Karin Knapp ITA
n104 Shuai Peng CHN


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