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Groundbreaking Ceremony In Wuhan

There was a very special ceremony in Wuhan last Wednesday - the groundbreaking ceremony for the Guanggu International Tennis Center, which will host the Wuhan Tennis Open starting in 2014.

Published July 23, 2013 12:03

Groundbreaking Ceremony In Wuhan
Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China - There was a very special ceremony in Wuhan last Wednesday - the groundbreaking ceremony for the Guanggu International Tennis Center, which will host the Wuhan Open from 2014.

Wuhan, the hometown of 2011 French Open champion and current World No.5 Li Na, will host a Premier-level event starting next year, prior to the China Open in Beijing. The tournament will feature at least seven of the year-end Top 10 players competing for more than $2.3-million in prize money.

It's estimated that a total of 300 media organizations will come to cover the tournament, in addition to billions watching the stars of women's tennis via more than 100 TV networks around the globe.

The Guanggu International Tennis Center features a 15,000-seat stadium, a 5,000-seat second stadium and six outdoors courts. The 5,000-seat second stadium will be put into use for next year's event while the 15,000-seat stadium will become the main stadium for the Wuhan Open in 2015.

Peter Johnston, Managing Director of WTA Asia Pacific, was invited to witness the groundbreaking, and expressed his confidence in Wuhan's capability of hosting a successful event, saying that the Wuhan Open is sure to become one of the most influential WTA tournaments in the tennis world.

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