40 LOVE Flashback: 10 Years In Beijing
Have a look back at all 10 champions at the China Open. Which winner busted out dance moves after the final? Who are the only two-time champions? Who beat a reigning World No.1 in the final?
Published October 06, 2013 12:01
Serena Williams won the first China Open, saving match points against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final.
Maria Kirilenko won the biggest title of her career at the second edition of the China Open in 2005.
Svetlana Kuznetsova was the one who beat a World No.1 - she outdid Amélie Mauresmo in the 2006 final.
Agnes Szavay also fought off match point for her China Open in 2007, over Jelena Jankovic in the final.
Jankovic came back to Beijing a year later and finished the job, beating Kuznetsova in the 2008 final.
Kuznetsova became the first two-time champion here in 2009, beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the final.
Caroline Wozniacki won the China Open in 2010, a run that also propelled her to No.1 in the world.
Radwanska returned to win the title in 2011, beating Andrea Petkovic in the final - and dancing, too.
Victoria Azarenka didn't lose a set en route to the 2012 title, defeating Maria Sharapova in the final.
Williams won the 2013 title this weekend, joining Kuznetsova as a two-time champion at the tournament.