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In the past twelve years, China Tennis Open from little-known low-level tour development become the global top eight, first in Asia, the Asia Pacific most leadership event.

  • 2004
    the only tennis event in China named after the country-China Open, was launched.
  • 2005
    Dali and Xiaomei were chosen as China Open mascots.
  • 2006
    China Open became the first tournament other than the US Open to use the Hawk-Eye system.
  • 2007
    Beijing Benz became the first presenting sponsor in the history of China Open; the Beijing International Tennis Summit was officially launched, and has continued to be held every other year.
  • 2008
    the China Open Rating Tour was founded as a national amateur tennis league, and has continued to be held since then; and the WTA recognized China Open for its outstanding contribution over the past five years.
  • 2009
    China Open moved to the National Tennis Center, the venue for the tennis matches of Beijing Olympics; it become more recognized as a top event next only to the Grand Slams on both tours; the men’s and women’s trophies were officially determined and named Cup of China; and for the first time since the event began, a theme song was introduced, titled as Flying with Pride.
  • 2010
    the Beijing International Challenger was held.
  • 2011
    Diamond Court was officially opened as the new center court.
  • 2012
    the ATP recognized China Open for providing an outstanding fan experience.
  • 2013
    China Open was once again honored by the WTA for being the leading tournament in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 2014
    Novak Djokovic took the men’s singles championship, and became the first player who won three consecutive titles in the China Open history; Li Na, as the first Grand Slam singles champion from China, held her retirement press conference and ceremony in the China Open.
  • 2015
    The China Open ranked No.1 in global WTA broadcast viewership for the first time; the commercial structure was filled up for the first time, with 41 sponsors and partners including 1 presenting sponsor, 3 diamond sponsors and 8 platinum sponsors; the profit of the company exceeded 10,000,000 yuan for the first time.
  • 2016
    The China Open once again ranked No.1 in global WTA broadcast viewership, and ranked first, second and third in one-day WTA broadcast viewership.
  • 2017
    Simona Halep became WTA World No.1 after reaching the women’s singles final in the China Open; and Rafael Nadal once again clinched the men’s singles trophy in the China Open after 12 years.
  • 2018
    The China Open celebrated its 15th anniversary.
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