Stars shine on red carpet in Guangzhou

Stars of the women’s tennis world were out in full force on the red carpet of the Guangzhou International Women’s Open players’ party.

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Top seed and world number two Simona Halep wore a bold floral dress and pumps. The Romanian is through to the quarterfinals, where she will face Czech Denisa Allertova.

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Number two seed Andrea Petkovic opted for a chic turtleneck and a nude leather miniskirt. On the court, however, the German did not look as cool and collected, as she was toppled 6-4 6-1 by Monica Puig in the first round.

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Fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova chose a subdued, beige shirt and pants combination. The Russian made the quarterfinals where she will face Jelena Janovic, who had a historic day on the court on Wednesday.

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Jankovic, wearing a stripy maxi dress and red heels in the photo above, defeated fellow veteran Francesca Schiavone 7-5 4-6 6-4 in a grueling match that lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes in the second round. This win makes her the third active player to reach 600 career victories behind the Williams sisters. Congratulations, Jelena! (photos via @khristin02, @cwraypova, @Tennisfocuson, @WTA)

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