1
1
1

Beijing Gallery: Practice Makes Perfect

Whether you're No.1 or No.100, the time you put in on the practice court is crucial to success on the match court. Check out a dozen snaps from the practice sessions of the WTA stars right here!

Published October 02, 2013 12:00

There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes for the WTA stars to hit the ball so well...
There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes for the WTA stars to hit the ball so well...
Some of them have taken time out during their practice sessions to keep their loyal fans happy too.
Some of them have taken time out during their practice sessions to keep their loyal fans happy too.
Maria Kirilenko won the biggest title of her career in Beijing, as an 18-year-old back in 2005.
Maria Kirilenko won the biggest title of her career in Beijing, as an 18-year-old back in 2005.
Li Na, China's - and Asia's - No.1 player, is hoping to win her biggest home event for the first time.
Li Na, China's - and Asia's - No.1 player, is hoping to win her biggest home event for the first time.
Li has been working with legendary coach Carlos Rodriguez since last year's summer hardcourt season.
Li has been working with legendary coach Carlos Rodriguez since last year's summer hardcourt season.
Rodriguez coached Justine Henin to seven Grand Slam titles and all the way to No.1 in the world.
Rodriguez coached Justine Henin to seven Grand Slam titles and all the way to No.1 in the world.
Li declared her goal earlier this year was to break the Top 3 in the world by the end of the year.
Li declared her goal earlier this year was to break the Top 3 in the world by the end of the year.
She has been as high as No.4 before - and she's currently just below that at No.4 in the world.
She has been as high as No.4 before - and she's currently just below that at No.4 in the world.
Another player hoping to get back to her career-high is another Chinese, Peng Shuai, currently No.37.
Another player hoping to get back to her career-high is another Chinese, Peng Shuai, currently No.37.
Peng made it up to No.14 in 2011 - the second-highest-ranked Chinese player ever, after Li.
Peng made it up to No.14 in 2011 - the second-highest-ranked Chinese player ever, after Li.
The entire practice session isn't spent on the tennis court - as Urszula Radwanska demonstrated here.
The entire practice session isn't spent on the tennis court - as Urszula Radwanska demonstrated here.
Serena Williams began working with Patrick Mouratoglou last year and has gone from great to greater.
Serena Williams began working with Patrick Mouratoglou last year and has gone from great to greater.
  • There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes for the WTA stars to hit the ball so well...
  • Some of them have taken time out during their practice sessions to keep their loyal fans happy too.
  • Maria Kirilenko won the biggest title of her career in Beijing, as an 18-year-old back in 2005.
  • Li Na, China's - and Asia's - No.1 player, is hoping to win her biggest home event for the first time.
  • Li has been working with legendary coach Carlos Rodriguez since last year's summer hardcourt season.
  • Rodriguez coached Justine Henin to seven Grand Slam titles and all the way to No.1 in the world.
  • Li declared her goal earlier this year was to break the Top 3 in the world by the end of the year.
  • She has been as high as No.4 before - and she's currently just below that at No.4 in the world.
  • Another player hoping to get back to her career-high is another Chinese, Peng Shuai, currently No.37.
  • Peng made it up to No.14 in 2011 - the second-highest-ranked Chinese player ever, after Li.
  • The entire practice session isn't spent on the tennis court - as Urszula Radwanska demonstrated here.
  • Serena Williams began working with Patrick Mouratoglou last year and has gone from great to greater.
Share this page!

Related photos

  • Gallery: Li Na Honored In Beijing

    February 22, 2014
    New Australian Open champion and World No.2 Li Na was honored in Beijing on Saturday for all of her recent accomplishments - check out some pics from the big event right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Beijing Gallery: Sparkle & Shine

    October 07, 2013
    From the outfits and nails of the WTA stars to all of the lights and some very unique mascots, it was a very colorful week at the China Open - check out a few more pics from the big week right here!
  • Beijing Gallery: Fantastic Finals Weekend

    October 06, 2013
    From the World No.1 coming out on top in the singles final to an adorable family celebration after the doubles final, it was a fantastic finals weekend at the China Open. See all the best pics here!
To The Top
3