The draw is confirmed for the WTA edition of the China Open which is set for Beijing between September 30 - October 8, 2023 and sees Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula as top seeds.
Sabalenka will start with a tough tie against Sofia Kenin but barring that the first seed, she will likely meet is Beatriz Haddad Maia.
Iga Swiatek opens up against Sara Sorribes Tormo who she has a supreme record against. This is in the same section as Victoria Azarenka, Jennifer Brady and a potential second round for Swiatek against Anastasia Potapova.
Jessica Pegula, Maria Sakkari, Veronika Kudermetova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in reaching the semi-finals in Tokyo will receive the highly debated performance byes which saw Elena Rybakina pull out last week after they were bizarrely given to Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula.
Rybakina will play this week and faces Qinwen Zheng who just won the Asian Games. Coco Gauff in her first action since the US Open faces Ekaterina Alexandrova. Caroline Garcia, Ons Jabeur, Marketa Vondrousova are also among those in action in the most stacked WTA tournament since the US Open.