Homepage  |  Fashion  |  Celebrity  |  Food  |  Health  |  Tours  |  Culture  |  Regional  |  Opinion  |  Sports
  Chinese culture -> China-sports -> China takes top WTA tournament from Tokyo from 2014 - Sports
 

[China-sports]China takes top WTA tournament from Tokyo from 2014 - Sports[Page:1]

The Chinese city of Wuhan will host a new women's tennis tournament from 2014 replacing the Pan Pacific Open, which has been held in Tokyo for three decades, the WTA Tour said on Thursday.
In a sign of China's growing importance in women's tennis, the world's most populous nation will host five tournaments from next season, including another new event in the special administrative region of Hong Kong.
China already boasts Beijing's China Open, one of the WTA's crown jewel events that stand just below the Grand Slams, as well as the Guangzhou International and the Shenzhen Open, which made its debut this year.
The tournament in Wuhan, a large city in Central China most notable in tennis circles for being the hometown of former French Open champion Li Na, will be a second tier event with around $2 million in prize money.
The WTA, which opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing in 2008, has also added another three events on its developmental tour in China for 2013 to bring the total to six.
The Pan Pacific Open has been held in Tokyo since 1984 and counts Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Maria Sharapova among its former champions.
The 30th and last version of the event will take place from Sept 22-28 this year.
Related stories about Li Na and her hometown Wuhan:
Hubei to build $52m Li Na stadium
Hubei denies plan to name stadium after Li Na
Li Na & Friends entertains hometown fellows
Li Na's hometown denies statue removal
  China-sports New Articles
Competitors whip 2,000 kilograms top at
Guo an swoops for Lucas - Sports
Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in U
China beats Germany 7-4 in men s curling
Inner Mongolia to host international cir
Inter enjoys an ideal weekend - Sports
China pledges clean Winter Olympics - Wo
World s top tennis players ready for Chi
Ma brings China to Formula One - Sports
Warriors stay hot without dash of Curry
Previous Article      Next Article      All Article
create time:2016-09-25 17:23:51 
  email:121756557@qq.com  Chinese culture