China Open Tennis Champions of the Past
October 6th, 2016
by Do It Tennis
filed in Tennis News
The China Open tennis championships continue this week in Beijing already with two big surprises. Novak Djokovic who was China Open Champion for the last 5 consecutive years did not appear withdrawing from the tournament due to injury. Serena Williams was shocked in a first round loss. Williams was a China Open champion in 2013 and 2005.
Started in 2005 is it one of the newer tournaments on the professional tennis circuit. The event is now attracting the top ATP and WTA players from around the world.
Men’s Singles Tennis
With Novak Djokovic and his HEAD Graphene XT Speed Pro Tennis Racquet nowhere to be found who will fill the vacuum?
Stan Warwrinka and his Yonex VCORE Tour G Tennis Racquet coming off a powerhouse win at the 2016 U.S. Open is also not competing in China.
Andy Murray with a tennis Grand Slam win at Wimbledon in 2016 is among the ATP Top 25 players that should be in the running. Can Murray seeded #1 for the tournament battle through his draw for a spot in the finals?
Rafael Nadal was tennis champion at the China Open back in 2005. Nadal is competing here with his Babolat AeroPro Drive again again this year. Still a top level ATP player can he go all the way with Djokovic not a factor?
Men’s singles China Open champions of the past
• 2015 Novak Djokovic
• 2014 Novak Djokovic
• 2013 Novak Djokovic
• 2012 Novak Djokovic
• 2011 Novak Djokovic
• 2010 Tomas Berdych
• 2009 Novak Djokovic
• 2008 Andy Roddick
• 2007 Fernando Gonzalez
• 2006 Marcos Baghdatis
• More Men’s Singles Tennis Champions
Women’s singles China Open champions of the past
The women’s draw doesn’t have a clear favorite. Serena Williams and her Wilson Blade 104 got carved up by China’s Shuai Peng in a first round shocker at 7-5 and 6-1. Williams was a China Open champion here in 2013.
Garbine Muguruza won at the China Open tennis championships last year. Playing strong in 2016 with a championship trophy at the 2016 French Open. She is now is the second round at the tournament.
Angelique Kerber is coming off a big win at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Kerber seeded #1 in China, will use her Yonex Vcore SI 100 will help her win the trophy.
Top-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska, is also well positioned. Can Radwanska rain down winners on her opponents with a Babolat Pure Drive Lite 2015 ?
Simon Halep has also been playing well all year, She will firing away with a Wilson Burn FST 99 Tennis Racquet
Women’s singles China Open tennis champions of the past
• 2015 Garbine Muguruza
• 2014 Maria Sharapova
• 2013 Serena Williams
• 2012 Victoria Azarenka
• 2011 Agnieszka Radwanska
• 2010 Caroline Wozniacki
• 2009 Svelanta Kuznetsova
• 2008 Jelena Jankovic
• 2007 Agnes Szavay
• 2006 Svelanta Kuznetsova
• More Women’s Singles Tennis Champions
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What’s your view?
With Djokovic and Williams out who is your pick s it a year for the favorites at the 2016 U.S. Open tennis championships? Do you think any Chinese player has a chance to knock off another top-ranked player?