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Pattaya City Gallery: Player Party & More

The WTA stars have been having some fun and meaningful moments off the court in Thailand.

Published February 09, 2012 12:00

Sorana Cirstea, Vera Zvonareva and Maria Kirilenko all attended the PTT Pattaya Open draw ceremony.
Sorana Cirstea, Vera Zvonareva and Maria Kirilenko all attended the PTT Pattaya Open draw ceremony.
The PTT Pattaya Open in Pattaya City is currently spending its 21st year as a stop on the WTA calendar.
The PTT Pattaya Open in Pattaya City is currently spending its 21st year as a stop on the WTA calendar.
Anastasia Pivovarova, Anastasia Rodionova and Akgul Amanmuradova at the party - a combined 54 letters.
Anastasia Pivovarova, Anastasia Rodionova and Akgul Amanmuradova at the party - a combined 54 letters.
Tamarine Tanasugarn and Galina Voskoboeva with some cuddly new friends at the player welcome party.
Tamarine Tanasugarn and Galina Voskoboeva with some cuddly new friends at the player welcome party.
It has been a tradition for elephants - an important animal in Thai culture - to attend the party.
It has been a tradition for elephants - an important animal in Thai culture - to attend the party.
When Thailand was previously referred to as Siam, the elephant was even emblazoned on the national flag.
When Thailand was previously referred to as Siam, the elephant was even emblazoned on the national flag.
Maria Kirilenko and Sorana Cirstea at the player party. Both are seeded at this year's tournament.
Maria Kirilenko and Sorana Cirstea at the player party. Both are seeded at this year's tournament.
Pattaya has had some very notable champions, including former No.2s Conchita Martinez and Vera Zvonareva.
Pattaya has had some very notable champions, including former No.2s Conchita Martinez and Vera Zvonareva.
A fireworks display wrapped up a perfect evening. Main draw play began Monday at the International stop.
A fireworks display wrapped up a perfect evening. Main draw play began Monday at the International stop.
Vera Zvonareva, Galina Voskoboeva, Tamarine Tanasugarn and PTT took part in an orphan lunch visit Monday.
Vera Zvonareva, Galina Voskoboeva, Tamarine Tanasugarn and PTT took part in an orphan lunch visit Monday.
The WTA stars served lunch and brought presents to the disadvantaged kids during the special visit.
The WTA stars served lunch and brought presents to the disadvantaged kids during the special visit.
Galina Voskoboeva is playing her first event as a Top 50 player - she broke the elite after Australia.
Galina Voskoboeva is playing her first event as a Top 50 player - she broke the elite after Australia.
Thailand's own Tamarine Tanasugarn is making her amazing 19th main draw appearance in Pattaya City.
Thailand's own Tamarine Tanasugarn is making her amazing 19th main draw appearance in Pattaya City.
Vera Zvonareva is a rare two-time champion here - also Henrieta Nagyova, Sabine Appelmans and Yayuk Basuki.
Vera Zvonareva is a rare two-time champion here - also Henrieta Nagyova, Sabine Appelmans and Yayuk Basuki.
Vera Zvonareva and Tamarine Tanasugarn actually met in the 2010 final here - Zvonareva won, 64 64.
Vera Zvonareva and Tamarine Tanasugarn actually met in the 2010 final here - Zvonareva won, 64 64.
  • Sorana Cirstea, Vera Zvonareva and Maria Kirilenko all attended the PTT Pattaya Open draw ceremony.
  • The PTT Pattaya Open in Pattaya City is currently spending its 21st year as a stop on the WTA calendar.
  • Anastasia Pivovarova, Anastasia Rodionova and Akgul Amanmuradova at the party - a combined 54 letters.
  • Tamarine Tanasugarn and Galina Voskoboeva with some cuddly new friends at the player welcome party.
  • It has been a tradition for elephants - an important animal in Thai culture - to attend the party.
  • When Thailand was previously referred to as Siam, the elephant was even emblazoned on the national flag.
  • Maria Kirilenko and Sorana Cirstea at the player party. Both are seeded at this year's tournament.
  • Pattaya has had some very notable champions, including former No.2s Conchita Martinez and Vera Zvonareva.
  • A fireworks display wrapped up a perfect evening. Main draw play began Monday at the International stop.
  • Vera Zvonareva, Galina Voskoboeva, Tamarine Tanasugarn and PTT took part in an orphan lunch visit Monday.
  • The WTA stars served lunch and brought presents to the disadvantaged kids during the special visit.
  • Galina Voskoboeva is playing her first event as a Top 50 player - she broke the elite after Australia.
  • Thailand's own Tamarine Tanasugarn is making her amazing 19th main draw appearance in Pattaya City.
  • Vera Zvonareva is a rare two-time champion here - also Henrieta Nagyova, Sabine Appelmans and Yayuk Basuki.
  • Vera Zvonareva and Tamarine Tanasugarn actually met in the 2010 final here - Zvonareva won, 64 64.
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