Check out what brought the masses out in Guangzhou in the tournament's photo gallery.
Published September 20, 2009 12:00
Hopeful fans awaited their chance to take part in the on-stage tennis activities at the Tennis Festival.
Peng Shuai showed off her ball bouncing skills at the Tennis Festival the weekend before the tournament.
One young fan was all eyes and ears at the Tennis Festival the weekend before the tournament began.
Tennis video games kept the young adults happy during the pre-tournament Tennis Festival in Guangzhou.
Fans were called on to participate in on-stage activites during the pre-tournament Tennis Festival.
Zheng Jie spoke to the crowd during the Tennis Festival the weekend before the tournament.
The kids watched on as China's biggest tennis stars took the stage at the pre-tournament Tennis Festival.
Fans clocked their serve speeds at the Tennis Festival on the weekend before the tournament.
Kathrin Woerle did a Q&A, signed autographs and more during a visit to the Shanghai V&W VIP suite.
Israel's Shahar Peer collected her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title since 2006 in Guangzhou.