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Upcoming Tournaments

BNP Paribas WTA Finals

BNP Paribas WTA Finals

Singapore, SINGAPORE
Oct 20 - Oct 26
Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open

Yinzhou Bank International Women...

Ningbo, CHINA
Oct 27 - Nov 02
Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions

Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of C...

Sofia, BULGARIA
Oct 28 - Nov 02
OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI
Nov 03 - Nov 09
WTA

Open GDF Suez De Limoges - Limog...

Limoges, FRANCE
Nov 03 - Nov 09
Brisbane International

Brisbane International

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Jan 04 - Jan 10
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 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
2014 Monica Niculescu Chia-Jung Chuang / Chen Liang
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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  • Heat-Proof Niculescu Wins Guangzhou

    September 20, 2014
    Monica Niculescu beat the heat and Alizé Cornet to win her second WTA title at the Guangzhou International Women's Open. She dropped just 17 games all week.
  • Cornet Vs Niculescu In Guangzhou Final

    September 19, 2014
    Monica Niculescu continued her serene progress through the draw at the Guangzhou International Women's Open with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Wang Yafan in Friday's semifinals.
  • Cornet Solves Hsieh Riddle To Make SFs

    September 18, 2014
    Alizé Cornet overcame the stifling heat and Hsieh Su-Wei's unorthodox game to reach the semifinals of the Guangzhou International Women's Open on Thursday.
  • Cornet Rallies To Make Guangzhou QFs

    September 17, 2014
    Alizé Cornet was down a set and 5-3 against Shahar Peer, but staged a comeback in Guangzhou. Also, two Chinese players advanced to their first WTA quarterfinals.
  • Stosur Shocked In Guangzhou Opener

    September 16, 2014
    All five Asians in action at the Guangzhou International Women's Open on Tuesday were triumphant, and all five seeds were eliminated, including top-seeded Samantha Stosur.
  • Cornet Cruises In Guangzhou Opener

    September 15, 2014
    No.2 seed Alizé Cornet was in superb form in the first round of the Guangzhou International Women's Open, but No.6 seed Roberta Vinci was an upset victim.
  • Tokyo, Seoul & Guangzhou On Tap

    September 14, 2014
    Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki are among the stars in Tokyo, with other Asian WTA events also going on this week in Seoul and Guangzhou.
  • 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.
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  • Guangzhou, Seoul & Tokyo Gallery: Finals

    September 21, 2014
    There was lots of celebrating this weekend, as new champions were crowned in Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo.
  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Tennis Festival

    September 18, 2014
    WTA Rising Star Sloane Stephens was among the WTA stars hanging out with fans during the WTA Tennis Festival in Guangzhou over the weekend. See the pics here!
  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Player Party

    September 16, 2014
    A slew of WTA stars stepped out for the Guangzhou International Women's Open welcome dinner and player party. What were they wearing? See the pics here!
  • 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!
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Monica Niculescu Chia-Jung Chuang / Chen Liang
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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