Notes and Quotes From Thursday at the China Open

  BEIJING, China – A few of the quotes from some of Thursday’s news conferences at the China Open. ZE ZHANG Wild card Ze Zhang became the first Chinese player on the ATP World Tour to defeat a top 20 player with his win over Richard Gasquet on … [Read more...]

Kerber Qualifies for WTA Champions with Win Over Wozniacki at China Open

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China - As Angelique Kerber officially qualified on Thursday for the first time in her career for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships-Istanbul, she notches her 59th win of the season to reach the quarterfinals of the … [Read more...]

Candy and Grunting – Notes and Quotes with Sharapova at the China Open

BEIJING, China – What’s a Maria Sharapova news conference lately without some questions about candy and grunting? Sharapova launched her own candy line before the US Open called “Sugarpova.” After defeating Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday at … [Read more...]

Sharapova Powers Past Cirstea in China Open

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China - Power for power, Sorana Cirstea can match Maria Sharapova off the ground. But Sharapova has consistency in her game which Cirstea still has yet to find. Sharapova, whose game has been off since the semis of the US … [Read more...]

Notes from Behind the Wall at the China Open – October 3, 2012

By Abigail Hinto What Chinese fans lack for in numbers at this tournament (ironic for a country with 1 billion in population), they make up for in their enthusiasm.   Feliciano Lopez tweeted how "the fans here are crazy." These crazy fans … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes From Tuesday at the China Open

BEIJING, China – A few of the more “notable” quotes from some of Tuesday’s news conferences at the China Open.   Li Na On finally defeating Nadia Petrova, Li Na was 0-6 against her before Tuesday’s 6-1, 6-2 win: I think that's, you know, the … [Read more...]

Notes from Behind the Wall at the China Open – October 2, 2012

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China - Jelena Jankovic's smile will remain on her face as she easily defeated Monica Niculescu and her unusual game 6-2 6-1 in her second round match at the China Open on Tuesday in Beijing. Jankovic has plenty of fans … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes From Monday at the China Open

BEIJING, China - A few of the more "notable" quotes from some of Monday's news conferences at the China Open. Novak Djokovic On getting back to the top spot: It is still open, you know, the No. 1 spot of the world.  Obviously I will try to … [Read more...]

Notes From Behind the Wall at the China Open

Notes From Behind the Wall: Count on the Chinese to ask the blunt questions, no sugar-coating. Exhibit A: Q. You are used to being good friends with Azarenka but actually have some unpleasant experience this year. Will you bother to make a … [Read more...]