Venus Williams spoke to the media during a pre-tournament press conference on the weekend.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova did an autograph session at Papa Johns and made her own pizza afterwards.
Agnieszka Radwanska met many of her Chinese fans during an autograph session on Day 1 of the tournament.
Alize Cornet went to a kids' drawing competition and took photos with some of her young fans.
Chuang Chia-Jung and Ivo Karlovic sampled the traditional mooncake at a mid-Autumn Chinese holiday activity.
Melinda Czink, who recently won her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title in Canada, met and signed for many of her fans.
Aleksandra Wozniak signed the shirt of one lucky fan during an autograph session in Beijing.
Elena Dementieva, a big star in Beijing after her Olympic triumph a year ago, signed autographs for her fans.
Zheng Jie, who holds the Chinese ranking record of No.15, was swarmed by fans during off-court appearances.
Russian megastar Maria Sharapova signed autographs for crowds of fans during an appearance at the Prince booth.
The Bondarenko sisters went online on a Sony Vaio laptop during some down time in the player lounge.
The Radwanska sisters battled each other on a virtual tennis court with the PS3 system in the player lounge.
Maria Kirilenko was among those in attendance at the China Open official reception. She is a former champion in Beijing.
Nadia Petrova signed the shirt of one of her fans during an autograph session in Beijing.
Vera Zvonareva happily met and signed autographs for some of her fans during some time off from matches.
Yanina Wickmayer took part in a Kung Fu demonstration on the entertainment stage on the grounds.
World No.1 doubles players Cara Black and Liezel Huber had some fun at an autograph session for Tennis Magazine China.
Chinese star Zheng Jie signed autographs for a crowd of fans during some downtime in Beijing.
An outside view of Center court during the day session.
An outside view of Center court during the night session.