Some young China Open fans held up images of Maria Sharapova, showing their support for the former world No.1.
Friends and competitors Maria Sharapova and Elena Vesnina crossed at the net during their second round encounter.
Elena Vesnina gave Maria Sharapova all sorts of problems and in the end would beat her countrywoman, 76(3) 62.
Doubles No.1 Liezel Huber spent some time at the Sony Ericsson booth, signing autographs and meeting fans.
Elena Dementieva looked for answers in the second set of her second round with Japanese No.1 Kimiko Date Krumm.
Kimiko Date Krumm showed she still has what it takes at age 40, pushing Elena Dementieva to three sets, 63 16 63.
Elena Dementieva, who won the Beijing Olympics in 2008, signed autographs after a second round win.
Caroline Wozniacki arrived at the player party, which was held at the exquisite Shangri-La hotel in Beijing.
Samantha Stosur, Australia's No.1 player and a finalist at this year's French Open, at the China Open player party.
Dinara Safina, Sam Stosur, Caroline Wozniacki and Peng Shuai making a hand print at the China Open player party.
Belarusian No.2 Olga Govortsova took on Ana Ivanovic in the second round. Victoria Azarenka is the Belarusian No.1.
Former No.1 Ana Ivanovic rallied from 1-4 in the second set to beat Olga Govortsova in the second round, 60 75.
Caroline Wozniacki, ranked No.2 but going for No.1 this week, met with Rolex attendees on a day off from matches.
Chinese No.1 Li Na was impressive during a straight set second round win over big-hitting Russian Alisa Kleybanova.
Shahar Peer kept her hopes of cracking the Top 10 alive by reaching the quarters. She would need to win the title.
Swiss No.2 Timea Bacsinszky rolled past Elena Vesnina to reach the quarters. Patty Schnyder is the Swiss No.1.
Maria Kirilenko pondered her missed opportunities during her third round match with countrywoman Vera Zvonareva.
Vera Zvonareva improved to 5-0 lifetime against Maria Kirilenko, rallying from a set down to win, 57 64 62.
Caroline Wozniacki had few problems with Sara Errani and scored her first career match win at the China Open.
Stacey Allaster presented the WTA Tour Excellence In Innovation Award to Tournament Director Alfred Zhang.