China Open (tennis)

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China Open (tennis)

China Open (tennis) is an annual professional tennis tournament held in Beijing, China.

The men’s singles and doubles events were first held in 1993, the year when the Qatar Open and Dubai Tennis Championships were introduced as part of the Association of Tennis Professionals’ Asian tournament tour. However, the tournament in Beijing was dropped out from ATP’s calendar in 1998 and wasn’t reinstated until 2004. In the same year, WTA Tour women’s singles and doubles events were moved from Shanghai to Beijing.

In 2006, China Open became the first tournament outside the United States to use Hawk-Eye system in the matches. In 2008, the total prize money of the tournament reached US$1.085 million.

The event is now considered on the same level as BNP Paribas Open (Indian-Wells Masters), Miami Masters and Mutua Madrid Open.

Michael Chang and Novak Djokovic are the only two who claimed the men’s singles title at the tournament more than once.

The previous champions of

Men’s Singles:

2012: Novak Djokovic, Serbia

2010: Novak Djokovic, Serbia

2009: Novak Djokovic, Serbia

2008: Andy Roddick, the United States

2007: Fernando Francisco, Chile

2006: Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus

2005: Rafael Nadal, Spain

2004: Marat Safin, Russia

1997: Jim Courier, the United States

1996: Greg Rusedski, the United Kingdom

1995: Michael Chang, the United States

1994: Michael Chang, the United States

1993: Michael Chang, the United States

Men’s Doubles:

2012: Bob and Mike Bryan

2010: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, the United States

2009: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, the United States

2008: Stephen Huss, Australia and Ross Hutchins, the United Kingdom

2007: Rik de Voest, South Africa and Ashley Fisher, Australia

2006: Mahesh Bhupathi, India and Mario Ancic, Croatia

2005: Justin Gimelstob, the United States and Nathan Healey, Australia

2004: Justin Gimelstob and Graydon Oliver, the United States

1997: Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, India

1996: Martin Damm, Czech Republic and Andrei Olhovskiy, Russia

1995: Tommy Ho, the United States and Sebastien Lareau, Canada

1994: Tommy Ho and Kent Kinnear, the United States

1993: Paul Annacone and Doug Flach, the United States

Women’s Singles:

2012: Victoria Azarenka

2010: Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark

2009: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia

2008: Jelena Jankovic, Serbia

2007: Agnes Szavay, Hungary

2006: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia

2005: Maria Kirilenko, Russia

2004: Serena Williams, the United States

Women’s Doubles:

2012: Ekaterina Makaronva and Elena Sergeevna Vesnina

2010: Olga Govortsova, Belarus and Chuang Chia-jung, China (Taipei)

2009: Hiseh Su-wei, China (Taipei) and Peng Shuai, China

2008: Anabel Medina Carrigues, Spain and Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark

2007: Chuang Chia-jung and Hiseh Su-wei, China (Taipei)

2006: Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain and Paola Suarez, Argentina

2005: Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spain and Maria Vento-Kabchi, Venezuela

2004: Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Switzerland and Dinara Safina, Russia