Kimiko Date Krumm got the China Open going on Day 1 with a 60 64 victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Jelena Jankovic rallied from 2-4 in both sets to beat Klara Zakopalova, 75 75, her first win over the Czech.
German No.1 Andrea Petkovic took to the mean streets in a segway race on a day off between matches.
Maria Sharapova rebounded from a first round loss in Tokyo with a win over Tsvetana Pironkova in Beijing.
Li Na started her quest to become China's first winner of a Premier title with an easy first round win.
Caroline Wozniacki arrived in Beijing a day after winning her fifth title of the year over in Tokyo.
Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won the China Open last year, lost her opening match this year to Roberta Vinci.
Maria Sharapova tested some of Sony Ericsson's new technology during a photo opportunity at their booth.
After an interview, Maria Sharapova posed while signing next to the logo at the Sony Ericsson booth.
Maria Sharapova posed for a photo with the staff at the Sony Ericsson booth on the China Open grounds.
Vera Zvonareva had a losing 4-6 record against Dinara Safina but made it 5-6 with a 64 76(6) victory.
Dinara Safina showed her frustration during a straight set loss to Russian countrywoman Vera Zvonareva.
Olga Govortsova signed autographs after taking part in a Kappa tennis clinic with local Chinese fans.
Bojana Jovanovski, 18, upset No.3 seed Jelena Jankovic in a second round clash. It was her first Top 10 win.
Ana Ivanovic waved to the crowd after pulling off a first round upset over No.11 seed Marion Bartoli, 62 63.
Marion Bartoli cooled off after losing to Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. She had beaten the Serb a week ago.
Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez during their second round doubles victory on Monday.
Ana Ivanovic visited Rolex after winning her first round match Monday, meeting and chatting with attendees.
Andrea Petkovic posed for a photo with one of the younger participants from her Mercedes-Benz tennis clinic.
China's Sun Shengnan, the player representative at the draw. posed with Sony Ericsson WTA Tour officials.