Last week was uneventful for tennis fans, particularly those that have a keen eye for winnings championship, as the WTA was virtually on break.epa usa tennis us open 75463690 With no important tournament scheduled, the brightest star of the circuit with take some time off, but they are back in the fray at the Wuhan Open.

All the best players in the world except for Serena Williams participate and this tournament marked the comeback of former number one Maria Sharapova.

The Russian player had to retire in the opening round, despite leaving in the third set and it is uncertain whether she will play in the early tournaments of October. Meanwhile, the world number three Simona Halep is back with a vengeance, after suffering back-to-back defeats. She lost the chance to win the U.S.

Open, despite having an excellent opportunity and will need to improve her game ahead of the WTA finals that will take place in Singapore.

At the top of the food chain competition is intense and the Czech Legion of players is dominating the circuit, including this tournament. They were a couple of surprising eliminations early on, but the favorites are mostly very much alive and kicking.

They will try to do the most of the remaining games and many of them have advanced to the third stage. The second day of the competition was particularly intense, with more than half of the games being decided in the third set.

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Wozniaki was eliminated early on, which came as a surprise given the fact that she plays some of her best tennis on hard court. She had to overcome plenty of obstacles in 2015 and blew hot and cold throughout the season, but everything seems to be going away.

The same can be said about Radwanksa, with the polished player winning the tournament last week and causing some major upset on the road. This time she was less fortunate and was eliminated in the first round.

There is no shortage of Asian players, including several from China and Japan, as they hope to seize the opportunity of having a tournament hosted so close to home. At least for the time being, they don’t seem capable of causing upsets or eliminating the favorites, but the one still in the race shouldn’t be underestimated. Roberta Vinci, the U.S. Open winner is also playing at the Wuhan Open, trying to replicate her recent performance on Asian soil.