WUHAN, China - The first of two massive weeks on the Road To Singapore takes place this week, as the stars of the WTA descend on Wuhan for the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open. Re-live some of last year's best moments from two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na's hometown in the above video.
And now, get ready for the big week right here, right now on wtatennis.com with 10 Things To Know.
1) Wuhan is one of the two biggest stops left before Singapore.
The Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, a Premier 5-level event, and the China Open, a Premier Mandatory-level event, are the two biggest stops left before the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. So the stars of the WTA are going to be as motivated as ever over the next two weeks...
2) Fifteen of the Top 20 players in the world are in Wuhan.
With the exception of Serena Williams and four withdrawals - Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Timea Bacsinszky and Ekaterina Makarova - the entire Top 20 will be battling it out in Wuhan this week.
3) Sharapova's back!
Maria Sharapova, out of action since Wimbledon due to a right leg injury, has chosen Wuhan as her comeback event. She met the press ahead of the tournament to talk about her mindset coming in.
4) Halep is the favorite and looking to rebound.
Simona Halep isn't just the No.1 seed in Wuhan, she's got more match wins on hardcourts than anyone on the tour this year, with 39. But things didn't exactly go to plan for her in Guangzhou last week.
5) Watch out for Kvitova.
Petra Kvitova has had an up-and-down season, but there have been a lot more ups for her recently - after winning her third WTA title of the year in New Haven, she finally made it to the quarterfinals of the US Open for the first time in her career. Oh yeah, and she crushed it in Wuhan a year ago.
6) No one has more to gain towards Singapore this week than Wozniacki.
As a Top 10 player, Wozniacki needs to count her two best Premier 5 results. She made the semifinals of Dubai, but lost her opening match at the last three Premier 5s - that means she's replacing a 1-pointer in Wuhan this week and has everything to gain. She was a semifinalist here last year.
7) Welcome back, Genie - and welcome back, Robi!
Among all the other seeds and dangerous floaters, there are some happy returns for some of the WTA's brightest stars, including Eugenie Bouchard, a finalist here last year, who plays for the first time since having to withdraw mid-tournament at the US Open due to a concussion, and Roberta Vinci, who's playing for the first time since making her first major final there. Check out the full draw here.
8) Hingis & Mirza headline the doubles draw.
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, fresh off their sixth WTA doubles title of the year together over in Guangzhou, are the No.1 seeds in the doubles draw. Check out the full doubles draw right here.
9) Find out where you can watch live action from Wuhan on WTA TV developed by Xerox.
10) There's even more tennis going on this week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
WTA Rising Stars Annika Beck and Carina Witthoeft headline at the Tashkent Open, an International-level event going on this week alongside Wuhan. Check out the full Tashkent draw right here.