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Strongest Field in History to Compete in 2019 Tianjin Open

2019-9-18

Strongest Field in History to Compete in 2019 Tianjin Open Tianjin, China, September 18, 2019– With 18 days to go until the sixth edition of theTianjin Open, the organization committee today announced that its 2019 line-up will feature a star-studded cast with five Grand Slam champions among 19 of the world’s top 50 players competing for USD500,000 in prize money at the Tianjin Tuanbo International Tennis Center.

World No.4&2019 Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka and seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams are joined by Victoria Azarenka, GarbiñeMuguruza and Sloane Stephens in the strongest field of the tournament’s brief history.

Two former champions return to Tianjin with France’s Caroline Garcia lookingto become the tournament’s first back-to-back winner, while 2014 champion and 2016 finalist Alison Riske will make her sixth consecutive tournament appearance and will compete with Garcia to be the first player to win the tournament twice.

Standing in their way will also be 2017 finalist and World No.13 ArynaSabalenka of Belarus, as well as tournament debutants Amanda Anisimova, IgaSwiatek, and Dayana Yastremska.

Fans will also be able to cheer on four of the best local stars with Wang Qiang, Zhang Shuai, Zheng Saisaiand Wang Yafan adding national excitement as China celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China. To celebrate this momentous occasion, organizers confirmed that Monday 7th October will be free for spectators.

“With five Grand Slam champions, four former world No1s, five of the top 20, 19 of the top 50, two former champions and four local stars all descending on the beautiful Jinghai district, fans will not want to miss out on seeing the best the WTA has to offer right here in Tianjin,” said Tournament Director Stephen Duckitt.

Fans can purchase tickets via the tournament's official ticketing partner Wesai online at www.wesai.com, wechat wallet or Wesai App, by calling 400-7788-588 or at the venue during the event.

The full list of players and information about Tianjin Open ticketing can be found via the Tianjin Open website – www.tianjinopen.com.

About Tianjin Open

Tianjin Open is the largest annual sporting event in Tianjin and is held at the Tianjin Tuanbo International Tennis Center from October 7-13 in Tianjin’s Jinghai District. This year the Tianjin Open will celebrate its sixth edition by offering USD 500,000 in prize money. Previous Tianjin Open winners include Maria Sharapova, Peng Shuai, AgnieszkaRadwanksa Alison Riske and Caroline Garcia. For more information about Tianjin Open visit www.tianjinopen.com



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