Fabrice Chouquet, Chang Kai-Chen, Han Xinyun and Sania Mirza at the draw ceremony on the weekend.
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's Fabrice Chouquet gave the opening speech at the Guangzhou player party.
Traditional Chinese performers took center stage at the tournament's player party on Monday night.
Alla Kudryavtseva was invited to take part in the performances during the tournament player party.
Jarmila Groth, on the left of the picture, was among the players in attendance at the player party.
Indian trailblazer Sania Mirza was interviewed for the Guangzhou Daily after her first round win.
China's Han Xinyun spoke to the press after upsetting Taiwanese No.5 seed Chang Kai-Chen in the second round.
Yan Zi, a two-time Grand Slam doubles champ, spoke to her home Chinese press after winning her doubles match.
Jarmila Groth, top seed at a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event for the first time, looking sharp at the player party.
Jarmila Groth after reaching the semifinals, losing only two games in a dominating quarterfinal performance.
Playing her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour semifinal, Zhang Shuai took on top seed Jarmila Groth.
China's own Zhang Shuai met the press after her 38-minute, 60 61 semifinal loss to Jarmila Groth.
World No.55 Jarmila Groth spoke to the media after reaching her first career final in Guangzhou.
Edina Gallovits and Sania Mirza won the doubles title in their first tournament together as a team.
Jarmila Groth and Alla Kudryavtseva received their trophies after Groth won the singles final, 61 64.