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Dec 21st, 2006, 04:34 PM
TAMARINE TANASUGARN is keen to win on home soil.

[TENNIS] The US$170,000 Pattaya Women's Open - which is part of the Sony Ericsson WTA tour and supported by Pattaya City and Chon Buri province - will be held at the Dusit Resort from February 3 to 11.

The tournament, which has attracted leading tennis players from the around the world, plus local star Tamarine Tanasugarn, who reached the final here in 1996, is a stepping stone for Thai players to compete at a professional level.

Tamarine, fresh from her successful run at the PTT Bangkok Open, where she lost a closely fought final to American teen star Vania King, is aiming to go one better at Pattaya next year and win the tournament.

Tamarine said she was very happy to play on home soil, as she gets tremendous support from local fans.In her last outing at the PTT Bangkok Open, she said she did not expect to reach the final, but was motivated by the support from Thais, who cheered her all the way.

"I'm disappointed not to have won. My recent experience at the Asian Games has shown how quickly Asia's women players have developed in the last two-three years. In order to keep pace with them, I'm working hard on my game," she said.

Tammy will start her 2007 season at the Australian Open and play in Japan before returning to Pattaya, where she is hoping to be the champion.

There will be no entry fee for spectators during the qualifying rounds for the Pattaya Women's Open on February 3 and 4. For the main draw - from February 5 to 8 - tickets are on sale for Bt300. And for the final three days, Feb 9 to 11, tickets are priced at Bt300, Bt500 and Bt1,000.

Good luck Tammy:)

Dec 23rd, 2006, 06:06 AM
Good Luck!

Dec 29th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Bangkok Champion Vania King aims for a Thai double in Pattaya

U.S. rising star Vania King, the 2006 winner of the PTT Bangkok Open has entered the US$170,000 “Pattaya Women’s Open” which will be held at the Dusit Resort, Pattaya from 3 – 11February 2007. King who rose almost 150 places in the rankings in 2006 and made her debut for the US Federation Cup team is seeking to be the first player to complete a unique double by winning both Thai events on the Sony Ericsson WTA tour.

In addition to Vania King, the tournament has attracted many of the leading Asian stars including Asian Games silver medalist Sania Mirza from India and Japan’s Akiko Nakamura who finished in the bronze medal position. Thailand’s Tamarine Tanasugarn, who finished runner-up to King in the PTT Bangkok Open has also entered the tournament and will be hoping to take her revenge on the American girl in Pattaya.

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.