China Open Tennis Live Streaming from Beijing
The 2021 China Open, also called the ATP Beijing and WTA Beijing will be played on outdoor hard courts and in its 22nd edition it is a part of the ATP World Tour 500 series on the ATP World Tour. It will also be the 24th edition for the women, and the last WTA Premier Mandatory tournament of the 2020 WTA Tour.
On the WTA Tour, it is one of the four Premier Mandatory events wherein, 1000 ranking points are awarded to the champion. This being the last major tournament (with the exception of WTA Finals) for the ladies this season, the performance here can very well determine the year end rankings.
Since it’s the last mandatory tournament in the WTA calendar makes it a really important tournament, and almost all of the big name players participate. The tournament has hosted some big names in the past like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza.
The men’s draw is also extremely popular as many of the big name players participate in the tournament. Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are among the headliners who have featured in the past.
2021 ATP & WTA China Open Schedule & Dates
We are still awaiting the schedule for the 2021 edition of the China Open.
The 2020 edition of this competition was to begin on October 5 with the qualifiers kick-starting on October 2 or 3. The matches, which are played at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, China were to go on till Sunday, October 11 when the men’s singles final was to be played before the tournament was cancelled because of the pandemic.
Beijing Open live streaming options for the 2021 edition can be found below.
Player List for the 2021 China Open
The list of players for the 2021 edition of the China Open is yet to released. Expect top players in the women’s section of the draw to take part while the men’s section of the draw will also few of the top-20 tennis starts in action. Here’s what happened in 2019.
Eight of the world’s top 15 players participated in the tournament. Daniil Medvedev, the runner up of the 2019 US Open was a part of the Beijing Open but had to withdraw in order to take a break following his gruelling schedule.
Players like Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov were all a part of the tournament last season.
Ash Barty, Karlina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Naomi Osaka, Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Kiki Bertens, Belinda Bencic, Angelique Kerber
Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karen Khachanov, Roberto Bautista Agut, Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils
What happened at the 2020 ATP China Open?
The 2020 edition of the China Open was cancelled because of the pandemic.
Naomi Osaka, who was the fourth seed in the 2019 tournament, went on to win the WTA China Open beating the top seeded Ash Barty in the final. She overcame one set deficit to win the title 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Earlier Barty had edged out eighth seeded Kiki Bertens in a tough three-setter, while Osaka bumped out the 16th seeded Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.
The men’s singles final saw Dominic Thiem clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas in what would repeat at the final of the ATP Finals as well. Thiem, much like Osaka, overcame the loss of the first set to clinch the match in three. Earlier, the top seeded Thiem had beaten fourth seeded Khachanov while third seeded Tsitsipas had gone past Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.
In 2018, the withdrawals of Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, and the non-availability of six-time champion Novak Djokovic meant there was a new champion expected. As a result, Alexander Zverev, the 2016 China Open runner-up Grigor Dimitrov, Juan Martin del Potro were the favorites to win the tournament.
Juan Martin del Potro as expected was in top form at the Beijing Open and shrugged off the Russian Karen Khachanov to proceed to the semi finals where he received a walk over and made it to the finals.
Nikoloz Basilshvili and Kyle Edmund were the underdogs but made great progress at the tournament before drawing against each other where Basilshvili eventually came out on top to make the finals against the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.
Basilshvili surprisingly ousted the Argentine 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets to claim the China Open, only his second ATP 500 title.
In the women’s section, the previous year’s champion Caroline Wozniacki was the second seed in the 2018 WTA China Open with Simona Halep being the top seed. Halep unfortunately retired very early in the tournament leaving Wozniacki, the third seed Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka to be the favorites to win the tournament.
Kerber bowed out right before the quarter finals but the unseeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia was making great progress in the tournament. She came head to head with Naomi Osaka in the semi finals where she, against all odds defeated Osaka in straight sets to reach the finals.
Carline Wozniacki on the other hand was showing absolute class defeating players in straight sets on her way to the finals. Last year was the second straight year, the Beijing final saw the second seed Wozniacki square off against an unseeded rival. She quite comfortably took the China Open to register her 30th WTA singles title.
Previous 10 Beijing Open Title Winners
2020: Not Held
2019: Naomi Osaka
2018: Caroline Wozniacki
2017: Carloine Garcia
2016: Agnieszka Radwanska
2015: Garbine Muguruza
2014: Maria Sharapova
2013: Serena Williams
2012: Victoria Azarenka
2011: Agnieszka Radwanska
2010: Caroline Wozniacki
2009: Svetlana Kuznetsova
2020: Not Held
2019: Dominic Thiem
2018: Nikoloz Basilshvili
2017: Rafael Nadal
2016: Andy Murray
2015: Novak Djokovic
2014: Novak Djokovic
2013: Novak Djokovic
2012: Novak Djokovic
2011: Thomas Berdych
2010: Novak Djokovic
2009: Novak Djokovic
How to Watch 2021 China Open Live Streaming
Here’s how you can watch (& bet) on the China Open Live Streaming Online
- Go to bet365.com
- Register with it OR if you already have an account, log in to it.
- Deposit $10 or equivalent in your account. (You can either keep that deposit in your account or use it to bet on any number of sports on the site.)
- Go to the Live Streaming option, choose tennis and select the China Open match you want to be live streamed!
Remember, geo-restrictions might apply, which is why depending on where you are, you will have to look at the various options mentioned above.
Other methods to watch the China Open live stream
You will need to check on each of them to see whether they are streaming the China Open live and based on that, you can sign up with them using the same method mentioned above.
The other option obviously is to watch it on TennisTV.com for ATP events OR WTATV.com for WTA events. The packages available there are for $14.99/month and $9.99/month respectively.
What’s even better is that it’s not just China Open that you can watch live with the aforementioned bookmakers. You can also look at many a different sports live streams online with the above method, including other tennis action and other sports as well.
2021 China Open Live on TV
The Beijing Open will be live in China with iQiyi, CCTV 5 and BTV.
We will bring you more details about broadcasting partners for other countries, when the tournament draws closer.