Former champs Agnieszka Radwanska Simona Halep are joined by fellow Top 10er Johanna Konta in China where former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic and riser Camila Giorgi are among the potential disrupters.
Shenzhen, China; surface: hard
Seeds: Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep, Johanna Konta, Timea Bacsinszky, Timea Babos, Anastasija Sevastova, Monica Niculescu, Alison Riske
Floaters: Camila Giorgi, Jelena Jankovic
Notes: Radwanska, Halep and Konta make three Top 10 players in the draw…Potential tough starts for (2) Halep vs. the former No. 1 Jankovic, and (4) Bacsinszky vs. Giorgi…Wildcards went to China’s Duan Yingying, Zhang Kailin and Zhu Lin…Qualifying to the main draw were Chinese Taipei’s Chang Kai-chen, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic and Switzerland’s Stefanie Vogele…Withdrawing from the field were Anna-Lena Friedsam and Yaroslava Shvedova…Radwanska is looking at a third-round meeting with (8) Riske, who she beat in last year’s final…Former champs in the field are Radwanska (2016) and Halep (2015).
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