A Fan’s Guide to Beijing and the China Open

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China - The week of the China Open is a perfect opportunity and the perfect time to visit Beijing. That is the Golden Week in China, a week-long holiday, when they celebrate their National Day. The infamous Beijing traffic … [Read more...]

Novak Djokovic Gangnam Style

  http://youtu.be/g55asBJ1u1w BEIJING, China - After capturing the China Open title, Novak Djokovic thrilled fans with his imitation of the dance from the hit "Gangnam Style" by South Korean rapper Psy. Djokovic said he did not rehearse the … [Read more...]

China Open Notes and Quotes from Saturday

BEIJING, China - Some of the more notable quotes from Saturday's news conferences at the China Open. Marion Bartoli Q.  You have already entered the quarterfinal in China Open.  Are you satisfied with your performance in China Open for the past two … [Read more...]

Sharapova Takes Out Li Na to Advance to China Open Final

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China - It promised to be a long, tight battle. Thirty minutes into the semifinal match between Maria Sharapova and Li Na at the China Open and we're only in the fourth game. The crowd supplied a good atmosphere to an … [Read more...]

Introducing Ze Zhang

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China – Before we forget Ze Zhang until the next China Open, let’s get to know him a little better.   Ze Zhang is 22 years-old (b. 04.07.1990) from Nanjing, China where he still lives. He plays right-handed and at … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes From Friday at the China Open

BEIJING, China - a few notable quotes from Friday at the China Open. Victoria Azarenka Q.  I will say that in the first several rounds in China Open you have a very relaxed performance and the single‑largest opponent of Williams didn't participate … [Read more...]

Tsonga Breezes Past Youzhny to Reach China Open Semis

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China - More than a routine win, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised to the semifinals of the China Open following his defeat of Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 6-2. Not even a forced day-off when Nikolay Davydenko, his third round opponent … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]