On the morning of the celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 China Open Tennis Tournament was held, this time with fireworks, confetti and the release of pigeons. The China Open brings in thousands of surprises from day one (October 1st).
This tournament will boast two fabulous fields during the week-long men's and women's competition. Some of the top tennis contenders are Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Robin Soderling in the men's competition, while we can see Vera Zvonareva, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic on the women's side.
Andy Murray Returns: We see the come back of Andy Murray in this tournament. He is looking for some competitive action against Novak Djokovic for the first time since the last US Open. A lot of fans were waiting for this opportunity.
Jelena Jankovic's out: Third-seeded Jelena Jankovic lost against Bojana Jovanovski in the second round of the China Open.
Tomas Berdych: In the men's category, the fifth seed Tomas Berdych was defeated by Michael Berrer.
Agnieszka Radwanska: Sixth-seeded Radwanska played against German Angelique Kerber and lost. She said that she is done for the year because of a very serious injury, a stress fracture. She is worried about being unable to participate at Australia but is focused on her cure, which is most important.
Novak Djokovic: This Tuesday, the participation of Top-seeded Djokovic showed good results when his victory over Gong Maoxin of China during the 2nd round was announced. Novak opened his China Open defense with a 6-1, 6-3.
No. 2 seed, Britain's Andy Murray, also had an easy win, beating Paul-Henri Mathieu of France 6-2, 6-3. This series of wins and defeats continues, and the top seeds are giving their best.
It's incredible how thousands of fans around the world follow every game. Undoubtedly, this Tennis tournament is an important event. The China Open gives us the opportunity to see the top seeded tennis players making way for themselves through their adversaries, with a single common goal: to succeed.