WTA China Open 2023 wildcards – who got the invite?

WTA China Open wildcards
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In every tournament, players are invited to compete; let’s take a look at the WTA China Open wildcards for this year’s edition. The action will begin in Beijing now that the main draw has been completed following the qualifying rounds. Check out the competition schedule and predictions for the China Open.

WTA China Open wildcards

We’ll keep you updated on each WTA China Open wildcard’s performance, and you’ll have access to the greatest tennis predictions today.

Sofia Kenin

We know we’ll have an exciting cross with the American player in the competition. Sofia Kenin is one of the WTA China Open wildcards with the highest ranking. Kenin just reached the semifinals in Guadalajara, and we anticipate her to do the same in Beijing to put up a good performance.

It’s worth noting that the 24-year-old has a record of 26 wins and 18 losses. Her finest result came in San Diego, where she made the final but lost to Barbora Krejcikova. The last few months have been extremely fruitful for the American tennis player, who also advanced to the third round of Wimbledon and earned some points.

Aryna Sabalenka beat Sofia Kenin 6-1 6-2 (out in 1st round)

Kenin knew she would face the most difficult opponent when she was paired with world number one Aryna Sabalenka. Sofia Kenin dropped two serves and failed to convert a break point in both the first and second sets. The game lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Yue Yuan

With a successful season at Challengers, the 25-year-old tennis player hopes to improve her performance in more important competitions. The Chinese player competed in all four Grand Slams, but only made it to the first round in two of them, which was insignificant.

Her current record stands at 25 wins and 25 defeats. Poor underdog given that the majority of her performances were in Challenger competitions. In fact, her results are down from last season, when she had 44 wins and was ranked in the top 100 of the WTA.

Jasmine Paolini beat Yue Yuan 2-6 6-3 6-4 (out in 2nd round)

Yuan had a remarkable comeback in the first round after losing the first set to Elise Martens. The Chinese player suffered the same fate in the second round; she won the first set, but Jasmine Paolini flipped the score around by winning the next two.

Fangran Tian

The 20-year-old will compete in her first high-ranking competition of the season. Tian had previously competed only in Challenger and ITF competitions. This season has been her finest since turning pro, with more victories than in the previous five years combined.

His time in the United States was fruitful, as he won a pair of W15 titles in San Diego and Los Angeles. This tells volumes about her level, which is still too low to tackle the difficulties of a competition like the China Open 2023. Nonetheless, the Chinese player will strive to surprise from the outset.

Linda Noskova beat Fangran Tian 6-4 6-2 (out in 1st round)

Tian’s stay in Beijing was brief. The youthful Noskova understood how to counteract her opponent’s strategy. Fangran was nervous in front of her fans because she only converted a breakpoint at the end of the match.

Xiyu Wang

The victor of the Guangzhou competition will have the opportunity to compete for another title in a higher-profile tournament. It’s been a week since Wang astonished everyone by winning an Asian circuit title.

It was the Chinese player’s first final victory of the season, having failed to shine in any other event. Xiyu has a record of 27 wins and 23 defeats. Her best performance has come on the hard court.

Petra Kvitova beat Xiyu Wang 6-7 7-5 6-3 (out in 1st round)

The 22-year-old almost achieved a great feat in her match against Petra Kvitova. In the first set, Wang won a close tiebreak. In the second set, it was neck and neck after both players converted a pair of break points, but Kvitova converted one more at the end of the set. Xiyu started the last part with more intensity, breaking her opponent’s first serve. Petra’s reaction was immediate and she turned the result around to end one of the most intense duels of the first round.

Vera Zvonareva

WTA China Open wildcards
Vera Zvonareva – 04.10.2011 – Open de Chine – Pekin

Vera tried her luck in Ningbo, where she at least won a couple of matches after a brief appearance at the US Open when she was knocked out in the first round. Then she lost in the quarter-finals to Ons Jabeur. That was her most impressive performance to yet.

The former world number two has gone two seasons without a winning record. In 2023, Zvonareva’s record is 8 wins and 10 loses.

Xinyu Wang vs Vera Zvonareva (out in 1st round)

It will be the 39-year-old’s first meeting with the Chinese player, who is only 22 years old. Wang has 29 hardcourt victories against Zvonareva’s five.

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