China Tennis Open 2009
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Date: September 11, 2009 01:33AM
Dates: October 2nd, 2009 - October 11th,2009
Venue: China, Beijing, National Tennis Center.
There are a total of 17 tennis courts, including the Centre Court (12,000 seats), Court No.1 (4,000 seats), Court No.2 (2000 seats), 6 outside courts and 8 training grounds.
Competitions: WTA Women's Single / Doubles, ATP Men's Single / Doubles, Mixed Doubles, ITF Events
Organizers: General Administration of Sport, The Beijing Municipal Government
Bonus: Offering a total of 6,600,000 U.S. dollars, including 210 million for ATP 500 Series, 4.5 million for WTA Crown-Jewel Events, the highest prize money of tennis tournaments which took place in the Asian region.
Players: Top tennis players in the world, among them women’s top 50 and at least half of the men’s top 30 have to participate in the tournament according to the regulation.
Highlights of China Open 2009:
China Open 2009 Tennis Tournament is set to be held during the national public holiday, when people will have enough time to enjoy the matches. And for the tennis fans, watching the top tennis tournament in the world on site is not a dream any more. People can watch WTA Crown-Jewel Events and ATP 500 Series by going to the National Tennis Center which located in Beijing,
The Beijing Olympic Tennis Center, which resembles a blossoming lotus attracted people’s attention. With memories of China's historic Olympic success at the stadium still permeating the local consciousness, the stage is set for the China Open 2009 for the first time and will be the exclusive venue for the China Open Tennis Tournament.
China Open 2009 will be upgraded to Asia's top tennis tournament and become the only one in Asia which includes men’s, women’s and junior’s events. The bonus will be up to 6,600,000 U.S. dollars, which makes China Open equal the well-known Indian Wells Tournament, Miami Ericsson Open and Madrid Open. Besides, women’s event of China Open will become one of the four "crown jewel” tournaments which is top tier in the Tour.
Beijing outbid Dubai, Tokyo and Bangkok to become one of just four cities to host the elite event, which makes it mandatory for the world's top 50 female players. The top 10 players will be subject to severe penalties if they withdraw without good reason. As a result, big names like William Sisters, Safina, Jankovic,Sharapova and Ivanovic might be on the China Open 2009 list.
Besides watching the matches, people can also enjoy lots of tennis games, special caterings and offerings and other leisure activities.
The Upgrade of China Open:
After the upgrade, China Open will become Asia's top tennis tournament, ranking eighth in the world.
China Open will have the most extensive coverage among Asia’s tennis tournaments, with 700 million domestic television coverage and 200 hours’ broadcasting time. The international television coverage is estimated about 12 million people over 60 countries, and the broadcasting time is expected to 280 hours.
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