WTA Insider explains the qualification scenarios at the China Open, where nine women still have a chance to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
US Open champion Naomi Osaka is the third player to qualify for the singles field at the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
Aryna Sabalenka powered through Anett Kontaveit in straight sets to lift the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open trophy.
Before making your fantasy picks for Beijing, check out the expert picks from Tamarine Tanasugarn, former World No.19 who became Thailand’s first Grand Slam quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in 2008, and won four WTA singles titles and eight doubles titles, as well as two silver medals at the Asian Games.
World No.1 Simona Halep was forced to retire from her first round match at the China Open after the first set against Ons Jabeur due to a continuing back injury.
Defending champion Caroline Garcia outlasted wildcard Wang Yafan in over three hours to reach the second round of the China Open.
Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber dropped just four games in defeating France's Kristina Mladenovic to reach the second round of the China Open.