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Guangzhou Gallery: Player Party & More

On and off the court, WTA stars are turning heads at the first Chinese tournament of the year.

Published September 23, 2011 12:00

Maria Kirilenko took on Alona Bondarenko in her first match. Bondarenko led the head-to-head, 2-1.
Maria Kirilenko took on Alona Bondarenko in her first match. Bondarenko led the head-to-head, 2-1.
Maria Kirilenko overcame Alona Bondarenko, 64 62, then signed autographs for the fans in the stands.
Maria Kirilenko overcame Alona Bondarenko, 64 62, then signed autographs for the fans in the stands.
Zheng Jie did an on-court interview after upsetting No.6 seed Alberta Brianti in her opening match.
Zheng Jie did an on-court interview after upsetting No.6 seed Alberta Brianti in her opening match.
Zheng Jie, a former Top 15 player currently working her way back up the rankings, signed for fans.
Zheng Jie, a former Top 15 player currently working her way back up the rankings, signed for fans.
No.8 seed Magdalena Rybarikova got past American veteran Jill Craybas in her first round, 63 46 62.
No.8 seed Magdalena Rybarikova got past American veteran Jill Craybas in her first round, 63 46 62.
Fresh off her first WTA semifinal in Tashkent, Urszula Radwanska at the Guangzhou player party.
Fresh off her first WTA semifinal in Tashkent, Urszula Radwanska at the Guangzhou player party.
Maria Kirilenko, who made the fourth round of the US Open before falling to Sam Stosur, at the party.
Maria Kirilenko, who made the fourth round of the US Open before falling to Sam Stosur, at the party.
Zheng Jie and Maria Kirilenko took a picture with one of the tournament sponsors at the player party.
Zheng Jie and Maria Kirilenko took a picture with one of the tournament sponsors at the player party.
Players, officials and VIP guests of the tournament posed for a group picture at the player party.
Players, officials and VIP guests of the tournament posed for a group picture at the player party.
Musicians played traditional Chinese instruments for all those attending the party in Guangzhou.
Musicians played traditional Chinese instruments for all those attending the party in Guangzhou.
After a 62 61 win over Han Xinyun, Jarmila Gajdosova beat Mandy Minella in the second round, 46 62 63.
After a 62 61 win over Han Xinyun, Jarmila Gajdosova beat Mandy Minella in the second round, 46 62 63.
Jarmila Gajdosova hadn't won back-to-back matches since reaching the third round of Wimbledon.
Jarmila Gajdosova hadn't won back-to-back matches since reaching the third round of Wimbledon.
Zheng Jie rallied from 61 42 down to upset No.4 seed Petra Martic in the quarterfinals, 16 64 63.
Zheng Jie rallied from 61 42 down to upset No.4 seed Petra Martic in the quarterfinals, 16 64 63.
Zheng Jie made it to her first WTA semifinal since Warsaw the week before last year's French Open.
Zheng Jie made it to her first WTA semifinal since Warsaw the week before last year's French Open.
Urszula Radwanska was two points from victory but fell to No.7 seed Chanelle Scheepers, 46 76(6) 63.
Urszula Radwanska was two points from victory but fell to No.7 seed Chanelle Scheepers, 46 76(6) 63.
  • Maria Kirilenko took on Alona Bondarenko in her first match. Bondarenko led the head-to-head, 2-1.
  • Maria Kirilenko overcame Alona Bondarenko, 64 62, then signed autographs for the fans in the stands.
  • Zheng Jie did an on-court interview after upsetting No.6 seed Alberta Brianti in her opening match.
  • Zheng Jie, a former Top 15 player currently working her way back up the rankings, signed for fans.
  • No.8 seed Magdalena Rybarikova got past American veteran Jill Craybas in her first round, 63 46 62.
  • Fresh off her first WTA semifinal in Tashkent, Urszula Radwanska at the Guangzhou player party.
  • Maria Kirilenko, who made the fourth round of the US Open before falling to Sam Stosur, at the party.
  • Zheng Jie and Maria Kirilenko took a picture with one of the tournament sponsors at the player party.
  • Players, officials and VIP guests of the tournament posed for a group picture at the player party.
  • Musicians played traditional Chinese instruments for all those attending the party in Guangzhou.
  • After a 62 61 win over Han Xinyun, Jarmila Gajdosova beat Mandy Minella in the second round, 46 62 63.
  • Jarmila Gajdosova hadn't won back-to-back matches since reaching the third round of Wimbledon.
  • Zheng Jie rallied from 61 42 down to upset No.4 seed Petra Martic in the quarterfinals, 16 64 63.
  • Zheng Jie made it to her first WTA semifinal since Warsaw the week before last year's French Open.
  • Urszula Radwanska was two points from victory but fell to No.7 seed Chanelle Scheepers, 46 76(6) 63.
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