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Upcoming Tournaments

BMW Malaysian Open

BMW Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Apr 14 - Apr 20
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Portugal Open

Portugal Open

Oeiras, PORTUGAL
Apr 28 - May 03
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18
Guangzhou International Women's Open

Guangzhou International Women's Open

Guangzhou, CHINA
Sep 15 - Sep 20

Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $500,000
Surface: Hard
Director: Huang Jianting
The popularity of tennis in China has exploded in the 21st century, an example of that being it hosting six WTA tournaments in 2014. One of those is the Guangzhou International Women's Open, where at its inaugural staging in 2004, Li Na became the first Chinese WTA singles titlist.

Other competitors to have graced the Guangzhou International Tennis Center's courts include 2008 champion Vera Zvonareva and former World No.1s Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina.

Known for its foreign trade and business doings, Guangzhou is southern China's largest city. It is the capital of the Guangdong province - the People's Republic of China, and is 75 miles from Hong Kong.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Shuai Zhang Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Su-Wei Hsieh Tamarine Tanasugarn / Shuai Zhang
2011 Chanelle Scheepers Su-Wei Hsieh / Saisai Zheng
2010 Jarmila Gajdosova Edina Gallovits-Hall / Sania Mirza
2009 Shahar Peer Tatiana Poutchek / Olga Govortsova
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  • Hsieh & Peng Reflect On Success

    September 22, 2013
    In light of their fourth WTA title of the year in Guangzhou, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai are looking forward to a possible TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul berth.
  • Zhang Wins First WTA Title In Guangzhou

    September 21, 2013
    Zhang Shuai beat Vania King in straight sets to capture her first WTA title at the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. She is the fifth Chinese player ever to win a WTA title - who are the other four?
  • Guangzhou's Comeback Kid Into Final

    September 20, 2013
    Vania King won her fifth straight three set match at the Guangzhou Open and will square off with Zhang Shuai in Saturday's final.
  • Zheng Into Seedless Guangzhou Semis

    September 19, 2013
    Yvonne Meusburger, Zheng Jie and Vania King beat seeded opponents on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Guangzhou Open.
  • Cornet & Robson Into Guangzhou QFs

    September 18, 2013
    Alizé Cornet and Laura Robson were challenged, but won their second round matches on Wednesday at the Guangzhou Open.
  • Robson Impresses In Guangzhou Opener

    September 17, 2013
    Laura Robson enjoyed a smooth passage into the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday with a 62 64 win over qualifier Jovana Jaksic.
  • Tennis Festivals Begin In Guangzhou

    September 16, 2013
    The first of three Tennis Festivals in China was held in Guangzhou on the weekend, welcoming tennis fans of all ages. Sorana Cirstea was one of four WTA stars there - who were the others?
  • Hsieh Races Through In Guangzhou

    September 16, 2013
    Hsieh Su-Wei began the defense of her Guangzhou Open title with a 61 62 win over Paula Ormaechea.
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  • Gallery: 15 Of China's Finest Firsts

    January 31, 2014
    From Li Ting and Sun Tiantian to Zheng Jie and Li Na, Chinese tennis has become a tennis power to be reckoned with over the last decade. Here are 15 of China's finest firsts in women's tennis.
  • Guangzhou Gallery: China's Newest Star

    September 22, 2013
    In the 10th edition of the Guangzhou Open it was China's own Zhang Shuai who came out on top, not even losing a set. Have a look back at more of the best moments from Guangzhou here.
  • Guangzhou Gallery: Hsieh & Peng Perfection

    September 21, 2013
    Zhang Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai all lifted trophies at the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. Peng and Hsieh maintained their perfect record in WTA doubles finals - what's that at now?
  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Player Party

    September 19, 2013
    Zheng Jie and Hsieh Su-Wei were among a slew of WTA stars at the Guangzhou Open player party this week. See all the best pics - and what everyone was wearing - right here in the gallery.
  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Tennis Festival

    September 17, 2013
    The stars of the WTA, including Sorana Cirstea and Laura Robson, headed to the Zhengjia Plaza in Guangzhou for the first of this month's three Tennis Festivals. See all the best pics here!
  • Guangzhou Gallery: Hsieh Holds On

    September 22, 2012
    Hsieh Su-Wei outlasted rising teen Laura Robson for the GRC Bank Guangzhou International Women's Open crown.
  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Young Ones Rise Up

    September 21, 2012
    Three of the four semifinalists in Guangzhou were born in the '90s, including Urszula Radwanska.
  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Player Party & More

    September 19, 2012
    Zheng Jie, one of China's brightest stars, was among those shining at the player welcome party.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Shuai Zhang Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Su-Wei Hsieh Tamarine Tanasugarn / Shuai Zhang
2011 Chanelle Scheepers Su-Wei Hsieh / Saisai Zheng
2010 Jarmila Gajdosova Edina Gallovits-Hall / Sania Mirza
2009 Shahar Peer Tatiana Poutchek / Olga Govortsova
2008 Vera Zvonareva Mariya Koryttseva / Tatiana Poutchek
2007 Virginie Razzano Shuai Peng / Zi Yan
2006 Anna Chakvetadze Ting (sr) Li / Tiantian Sun
2005 Zi Yan Maria Elena Camerin / Emmanuelle Gagliardi
2004 Na Li Ting (sr) Li / Tiantian Sun
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