On the WTA Tour, the Shenzehen Longgang Gemdale Open will be held from the 30th of December ot the 5th of January in Shenzhen, China. This event will be the first one of the new 2013 calender year for the WTA Tour and it will be followed by two events that happen around the same time as the entire world of tennis gears up for the Australian Open. The first one up after Shenzhen also happens from the 30th of December to the 5th of January, called the Brisbane International, and then after that the ASB Classic will be held.
This WTA event is an international level tournament and it will be played on hard surfaces for a prize purse of $500,000. Li Na will be one of those playing at this event, which is happening for the first time. In fact the world number seven Na is going to be the number one seed in this tournament, followed by the 11th ranked Marion Bartoli as the second seed. Third and fourth are Jelena Jankovic and Su-Wei Shieh and then Klara Zakopalova is the fifth seed. Sixth and seventh are Shuai Peng and Laura Robson and Bojana Javanovsk is the eighth.
Tags: WTA Tour, Shenzhen, Marion Bartoli, Jelena Jankovic
Posted: 30th December 2012
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