I felt suddenly quite wildly happy.
Welcome to Shenzhen, China. Stacey would never allow 2015 to start without one of her beloved chinese tournament, even if it makes no sense whatsoever in the calendar and if the players have to freeze their asses off, so Welcome to the second edition of the Shenzhen Open! (if you laughed about this, please take Stacey'spunishment and repeat ten times "China is a great market for women's tennis, we believe in China, China is great, we love it") Last year winner Vera Zvonareva will once again attempt a come-back year, after a very light but succesful 2014 in PYW, that saw her won Wimbledon and reach the final of the masters. After Zheng Jie last year, China will hope for another home girl to reach the final this year, with Peng Shuai as the best chancefor the country. Let the fun begin!
[COLOR=#ff0000][FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=4][B][U]Ranking Points[/U][/B][/SIZE][/COLOR][SIZE=2][B] [U]International (32, $250,000):[/U] W - [/B]280 [B]F - [/B]180 [B]SF -[/B]110 [B]QF - [/B]60 [B]R16 - [/B]30 [B]R32 - [/B]1 [B]Qualifier[/B] - 18* [B]Q2 - [/B]12 [B]Q1 - [/B]1 * [I]If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.[/I][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Book Antiqua][B][SIZE=4][COLOR=red][U]Previous Finals:[/U][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B] [COLOR=navy][SIZE=2][b]2014: [/b][i]Vera Zvonareva RUS [WC][/i] def [B]Jie Zheng CHN [/b] | 6-4 6-2[/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT]
Playing PYW [Pick-Your-Winner] is simple, for each match proposed, just vote for the player you like best. Each vote will count as one game. You may only vote once during the first 24 hours.
If a round is stuck due to a lack of votes, two feature can be activated:
After 24h : "VOTE AGAIN" : anybody who has already voted a first time can vote again 24 hours after the first vote has been posted. Note that in any case, between your two votes there must be at least 1 other vote AND at least 1 hour.
After 48h: : "DOUBLE POINTS" Any vote after 48h counts for two points.
After 60h: : "SUDDEN DEATH" If a round is still not completed, we'll apply the sudden death rule. If a match isn't over, whoever leads will win the match, if it's a tie, the next vote will decide each match.
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[SIZE=2]010.Vera Zvonareva RUS 011.[B]Klara Koukalova CZE [/B] 020.Donna Vekic CRO 025.[B]Shuai Peng CHN [/B] 032.Bojana Jovanovski SRB 042.[I]Aleksandra Krunic SRB [Q][/I] 045.Stefanie Voegele SUI 047.[B]Timea Bacsinszky SUI [/B] 049.[B]Zarina Diyas KAZ [/B] 054.[B]Petra Kvitova CZE [/B] 056.Annika Beck GER 061.[B]Simona Halep ROU [/B] 086.Karin Knapp ITA 089.Polona Hercog SLO 091.Anna Schmiedlova SVK 096.[B]Monica Niculescu ROU [/B] 097.Timea Babos HUN 101.Katerina Siniakova CZE 117.[B]Irina-Camelia Begu ROU [/B] 119.[I]Ying-Ying Duan CHN [WC][/I] 126.[I]Johanna Konta GBR [Q][/I] 127.Alexandra Duglheru ROU 130.Tereza Smitkova CZE 142.[I]Carina Witthoeft GER [Q][/I] 155.Anna-Lena Friedsam GER 168.Saisai Zheng CHN 175.Pauline Parmentier FRA 181.[I]Olga Govortsova BLR [Q][/I] 183.Qiang Wang CHN 185.Lara Arruabarrena ESP 196.Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP unr.[I]Natalia Vikhlyantseva RUS [WC][/I][/SIZE]
1st section : Klara Koukalova CZE  (PYW-11)
2nd section :
3rd section : Vera Zvonareva RUS (PYW-10)
4th section : Bojana Jovanovski SRB (PYW-32)
Other PYW Tournaments this week
Brisbane - Double QF
Hong Kong - Double QF
Shenzhen - Double QF
Brisbane - R2
Auckland - R1
Hong Kong - R1
Auckland - Double QF
PYW Shenzhen 2015 | 2nd Round | Vote Now!
Simona Halep ROU  vs Anna-Lena Friedsam GER |
Aleksandra Krunic SRB [Q] vs Klara Koukalova CZE  |
Zarina Diyas KAZ  vs Timea Babos HUN |
Alexandra Duglheru ROU vs Monica Niculescu ROU  |
Timea Bacsinszky SUI  vs Karin Knapp ITA |
Carina Witthoeft GER [Q] vs Vera Zvonareva RUS |
Irina-Camelia Begu ROU  vs Tereza Smitkova CZE |
Bojana Jovanovski SRB vs Petra Kvitova CZE  |