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Tianjin Open Coming In October

The WTA's Asia-Pacific presence has gotten stronger and stronger the last few years, and there's a new addition to that presence - the Tianjin Open, a new WTA event coming this October.

Published January 26, 2014 12:12

Tianjin Open Coming In October
Tony Cho

TIANJIN, China - The WTA's Asia-Pacific presence has gotten stronger and stronger the last few years, and there's a new addition to that presence - the Tianjin Open, a new WTA event this year.

The inaugural edition of the International-level tournament will be held from October 6 to 12 later this year, at the Tianjin International Tennis Center. The state-of-the-art venue has a center court that seats 3,500 people, as well as 12 outdoor courts with lights, four indoor courts and a tennis club.

There are now six WTA-level tournaments in China: Premier-level stops in Beijing and Wuhan, and International-level stops in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Tianjin. Tianjin already has a very special connection with the WTA - former World No.14 Peng Shuai currently resides there.

A press conference took place on Friday to announce the event. Attendees included Li Lingwei, Deputy Director of the Tennis Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China; Ryan Sandilands, the WTA's Asia-Pacific CEO; Liu Shuhua, Deputy Director of the Tianjin Sport Bureau; Ji Guoqiang, Party Secretary of Jinghai County, Tianjin; Zhang Jinli, Deputy Mayor of Jinghai County People's Government, Tianjin; Tony Cho, the Tournament Director of the Tianjin Open; Andy Hon, the Chairman of APG; Tian Wen, Chairman of Tianjin Municipal Construction Group; Olympic gymnast Lou Yun; and He Wenyi, Director of Chinese Sport Industry Research Center at Peking University.

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