Venue: Dusit Thani Pattaya
Main Draw 1st
Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January 2014. 3.00 P.M.
Main Draw 2nd
Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January 2014. 3.00 P.M.
Friday January 31, 2014. 3.00 P.M.
Saturday February 1, 2014. 4.00 P.M.
Sunday February 2, 2014. 4.00 P.M.
Main Draw / Quarter-finals Semi-finals & Finals
27 – 31 Janaury 2014. 1- 2 February 2014.
Ticket price 500 / 800 Baht Ticket price 800 and 1,200 Baht
The 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, WTA professional women’s tennis tournament will once again follow on directly on from the Australian Open. Scheduled for 26 January – 2 February 2014 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya, an exciting line-up of stars is in place for the 23rd edition of the tournament, which is one of the longest running events on the WTA Tour and is tremendously popular with the players and spectators alike.
In 2014 there are a number of changes taking place; the prize money has been increased to US$250,000, more extensive pre-event promotion is planned, the match courts have been rebuilt and changes will be made to the grandstands to improve safety and convenience for spectators.
The PTT Pattaya Open has become synonymous with “tennis by the sea” and remains unique on the professional women’s tennis tour, in that it is played in a 5-star hotel with a beachside location, where the tennis courts almost touch the sea. On a windy day, you can feel the sea spray on your face and hear the sound of the waves hitting the sand on the beach below.
Throughout its 21 years of existence, the PTT Pattaya Open has always been a popular tournament with the players and has seen many famous names grace the courts at the Dusit Thani, such as Anna Kournikova, Martina Hingis, Conchita Martinez and more recently Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova. In 2010, the PTT Pattaya Open was voted the international series “Tournament of the Year” by the players of the WTA Tour, beating 32 other tournaments from Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas.
The compact stadium was expanded in 2011 to seat a little over 2,500 spectators on finals weekend, this capacity increase was needed as the number of spectators in 2011 and again in 2012 and 2013 has increased year on year. There has also a surge in print and electronic media coverage and “live” TV broadcasts, not just in Thailand, but in Asia, Europe and the Americas as well.
The 2014 tournament takes place over 8 days with qualifying being held on 26-27 January and main draw matches commencing from the 27 January. The singles and doubles finals will be held on Sunday 02 February 2014 starting at 16.00. Tickets will go on sale from 1 December.
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