BEIJING — The draw is out on the China Open, the Hologic WTA Tour’s last WTA 1000 occasion of the season. Most important-draw play begins on Saturday, Sept. 30.
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World No.1 Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are the highest 4 seeds in Beijing, with Swiatek and Gauff primed to make their China debuts.
The 4 event byes got to the 4 semifinalists on the Toray Pan Pacific Open: Pegula, Maria Sakkari, Veronika Kudermetova, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Most important draw at China Open, the final WTA 1000 event of the season.
Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are the highest seeds.
The byes go to the 4 Tokyo semifinalists as efficiency byes: Pegula, Sakkari, Kudermetova, Pavlyuchenkova. pic.twitter.com/slShXhHI6v
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Aryna Sabalenka tops the attract her first event because the newly minted World No.1. She anchors the highest quarter of the draw together with 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, San Diego champion Barbora Krejcikova and fifteenth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia.
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Sabalenka will open her event towards a resurgent Sofia Kenin. The previous World No.4 loved an impressive September, making the ultimate in San Diego and the semifinals in Guadalajara. Kenin already has a win over Sabalenka this yr, beating her within the second spherical of Rome.
This quarter additionally options the hardest first-round draw of the event, as No.5 seed Rybakina faces US Open quarterfinalist Zheng Qinwen. The Chinese language star comes into Beijing recent off a gold medal run on the Asian Video games and is enjoying her event debut.
No.4 seed Jessica Pegula, who superior to the Tokyo semifinals on Friday, leads this quarter alongside No.7 seed Ons Jabeur. The Tunisian has loved a robust week in Ningbo, the place she superior to her first last since Wimbledon and first on a tough court docket for the reason that 2022 US Open.
Together with her Efficiency Bye, Pegula will get underway within the second spherical towards both Donna Vekic or Anna Blinkova.
Additionally looming within the second quarter are No.12 seed Petra Kvitova and No.13 seed Jelena Ostapenko. In a battle of lefties, Kvitova will face Wang Xiyu within the first spherical. Ostpapenko takes on a qualifier.
US Open champion Coco Gauff is ready to play her first occasion as a serious champion. The World No.3 is making her China debut and can play Ekaterina Alexandrova within the first spherical.
Additionally on this part are Guadalajara champion Sakkari and Kudermetova, who’ve first-round byes. Sakkari, whose current success has pushed her into competition for a 3rd consecutive WTA Finals, will play both Linda Fruhvirtova or Arantxa Rus within the second spherical.
Making her event debut, World No.2 Iga Swiatek leads the final quarter of the draw. She anchors the quarter with Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova and the one two former champions within the draw, Caroline Garcia (2017) and Victoria Azarenka (2012).
Swiatek will open towards Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo.
- Sabalena, Swiatek high discipline; Rybakina, Zheng to fulfill
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