A couple of BNP Paribas Open Open Champions were victorious at the China Open this weekend, while another former Champ looks to find his groove. See below for more in this edition of Tuesday Newsday!
Three-time BNP Paribas Open Champion Novak Djokovic and two-time victor Maria Sharapova captured China Open titles in Beijing on Sunday. Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2 to secure his fifth China Open crown, while Sharapova bested Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to win the event for the first time in her career.
Shopping For a Cause
Novak Djokovic has launched an online merchandise store and proceeds from the sales will go to the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which funds early childhood education projects in Serbia. For more information, click HERE.
Nice to Have You Back
Even though three-time BNP Paribas Open Champion Rafael Nadal was defeated in the quarterfinals of the China Open, it was great to see the Spaniard back in action! Can Nadal get back on track this week as he heads to Shanghai?
Shot of the Month
Don’t forget to vote for the WTA Shot of the Month, which include amazing winners from BNP Paribas Open Champions Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki. Voting ends on October 10th, so make sure to cast your vote HERE.
Road to Singapore Field Set
The Elite Eight for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global was finalized last week. For more information about the year-end event, click HERE.
The Asian swing continues as the men travel to Shanghai for the Shanghai Rolex Masters, and the women split time between the Tianjin Open and Japan Women’s Open (Osaka). The women’s tour will also visit Linz, Austria, for the Generali Ladies Linz, where 2008 BNP Paribas Open Champion Ana Ivanovic and World No. 7 Genie Bouchard headline the player field.