31 countries competing in Pattaya Women’s Open tennis
The US$170,000 Pattaya Women’s Open, which is being held at the Dusit Resort, Pattaya from 3 – 11 February, has attracted entries from over 100 players from 31 countries.
The tournament which follows on from the Pan Pacific Open in Japan has long been acknowledged as one of the most picturesque venues on the tour and has consistently drawn a large number of entries. This year players are coming from France, Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Austria, Columbia, Croatia, China, Spain, Argentina, USA, India, Slovakia, Taiwan, Hungary, Israel, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Australia, Romania, Slovenia, Denmark, Japan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Netherlands, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Indonesia, South Africa and Thailand.
Included in the field are the Taiwanese doubles pair, Yung-jan Chan and Chia-Jung Chuang who reached the final of the Australian Open last week, losing narrowly to the No1 seeds in three sets. Other well-known Asian stars
include Chinese Olympic Gold medalists Sun Tiantian and Li Ting, the 2006 doubles champions at Pattaya, India’s Sania Mirza and Japan’s Aiko Nakamura.
The top seeds at the tournament are Marion Bartoli and Maria Kirilenko, both of whom will be flying in from Japan after competing in the Pan Pacific Open this week.
The Pattaya Women’s Open qualifying rounds will take place on Saturday 3 February and Sunday 4 February, when admission is free. Tickets for the 5 – 8 February are priced at 300 baht and for the final 3 days from 9 – 11 February, the tickets are priced at 300, 500 and 1,000 baht.
For further information, contact Pentangle Promotions Co., Ltd: Tel: 02-3823491-3 or visit the website at www.pentanglepromotions.com
The Pattaya Women’s Open is supported by Pattaya City, Chonburi Province, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sony Ericsson, Wilson, Head and the Dusit Group.
They don't mentioned about Azarenka and Pavlychenkova anymore. Pavlychenkova is not in the list from the beginning and Azarenka just withdrew yesterday.