Oct 7th, 2012, 01:47 AM
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PYW Doubles Beijing - Second Round | Vote Now!
PYW Doubles Beijing
Welcome to Beijing, China! The Asian hardcourt season finally reaches its true pinnacle this week at the fourth and final Premier Mandatory tournament of the year. This tournament hopes to become a major in the future and though it doesn't have that status yet, the depth of the draw is pretty close to what we would likely see at a major. Additionally, since the draw features twenty-eight teams rather than sixty-four, the competition will be that much fiercer right from the start. The top seeds this week are US Open & French Open champions, Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, while the second seeds, Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova, won snatched the bronze in the London Olympics, and the third seeded two time defending champions in PYW, Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova. The finalists of each of these three afore-mentioned majors are in Beijing as well. Qith such accomplished teams and many other skilled tandems playing, the Beijing doubles draw has no shortage of depth. Your votes determine the winner, so they will be crucial all week long. Vote now as the China Open kicks off!!!
First Quarter: Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA 
Second Quarter: Vania King USA/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 
Third Quarter: Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Elena Vesnina RUS 
Fourth Quarter: Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS 
Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA  vs Timea Babos HUN/Mandy Minella LUX
2011: Vania King USA/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ  beat Gisela Dulko ARG/Flavia Pennetta ITA  | 6-2 5-7 7-5
2010: Chanelle Scheepers RSA/Patty Schnyder SUI lost to Vania King USA/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ  | 3-6 2-6
2009: Victoria Azarenka BLR/Vera Zvonareva RUS lost to Zi Yan CHN/Jie Zheng CHN | 2-6 5-7
Natalie Grandin RSA/Vladimira Uhlirova CZE vs Katarina Srebotnik SLO/Jie Zheng CHN 
Vania King USA/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ  vs Lisa Raymond USA/Samantha Stosur AUS
Anna Tatishvili GEO/Galina Voskoboeva KAZ vs Petra Martic CRO/Heather Watson GBR
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS/Lucie Safarova CZE vs Daniela Hantuchova SVK/Shuai Peng CHN
Zi Yan CHN/Saisai Zheng CHN [WC] vs Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Elena Vesnina RUS 
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER/Kveta Peschke CZE  vs Su-Wei Hsieh TPE/Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Jelena Jankovic SRB/Andrea Petkovic GER [WC] vs Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS 
ZARINA DIYAS. QIANG WANG. SHILIN XU. AYUMI MORITA.
LESIA TSURENKO. ALIZÉ LIM. ANA IVANOVIC. JULIA GOERGES.
CASEY DELLACQUA. NAIKTHA BAINS. PRISCILLA HON. DESTANEE AIAVA.