17-time singles Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will battle against Russian Elena Vesnina in the 2013 China Open first round on Sunday 29th September at 08:45 GMT, being played here on hard courts at the National Tennis Center in Beijing.
Serena Williams, the 32-year-old American tennis star has been playing first WTA Tournament since winning the 2013 US Open Championship crown earlier this month in New York. Serena, who was leading women’s singles from the beginning of the season, she is looking forward to continue similar form to win the China Open this week.
World No.1 Serena Williams is one of the top prospects to clinch the China Open, while she will face big challenge against her rival Victoria Azarenka in the tournament.
Serena Williams and Vesnina are leading for the fourth time in their tennis career, where American has been leading with a 3-0 win loss head-to-head record. The pair last meet at the 2012 Madrid Masters second round and Serena Williams won the match in two sets with a 6–3, 6-1 score line. As per the predications, Serena Williams is considered as heavy favorite to clinch victory in the opening round and advances into the 2013 China Open second round at the National Tennis Center.