May 15, 2014
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee
TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS 2014
World Top 6 players and Kimiko Date-Krumm will play！
―Ticket Sales will commence on May 24 (sat)―
TOKYO - Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee today announced 6 players who intend to participate in Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis 2014, and the player to be awarded the wild card, to be held September 13 – 21, 2014 at Ariake Colosseum and Ariake Forest Park.
There are 6 players who expressed their intention to play in this tournament, who are Victoria Azarenka who won the 2nd consecutive Australian Open title 2012-2013（No. 4 /BLR）, Angelique Kerber who is the No.1 tennis player in Germany（No. 9/GER）, Jelena Jankovic who was the runner up for US Open 2008 (No.8/SRB), Sara Errani who was the runner up for French Open 2012（No. 11/ITA）, Ana Ivanovic who was the champion for French Open 2008（No. 13/SRB）and Caroline Wozniacki who was the runner up for US Open 2009（No.15/DEN）.
5 of above 6 players have been ranked in Top 10 at the previous year-end ranking and 4 of 6 players are former world ranking No.1 players. In short, world top players representing women's tennis will gather in Tokyo.
Kimiko Date-Krumm will be playing with wild card. This will be the 7th consecutive year for her to participate in this tournament. (the 6th consecutive year to play in main draw)
*World Ranking as of May 12, 2014
Ticket sales for the public will commence at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Ticketing Center (www.toray-ppo.com) and ticket agencies.
|1.||Tournament Title||:||TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
(TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS)
|2.||Schedule||:||＜Main Draw＞ September 15 (Mon) – 21 (Sun), 2014
＜Qualifying＞ September 13 (Fri) – 15 (Mon), 2014
|3.||Tournament Site||:||Ariake Colosseum and Ariake Tennis Forest Park|
|4.||Draw Size||:||＜Main Draw＞ Singles 28 Doubles 16
＜Qualifying＞ Singles 32
|7.||Ticket Sales||:||Commencing at 10:00a.m. on May 24 (Sat), 2014|
|8.||Broadcasting||:||JTBS (JNN Network 28 local stations)|
|9.||Organizer||:||Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee|
|10.||Title Sponsor||:||Toray Industries, Inc.|
|11.||Special Support||:||Japan Tennis Association (JTA)|
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
|13.||Sanction||:||Women's Tennis Association (WTA)
International Tennis Federation (ITF) *provisional
|14.||Cooperation||:||Japan Professional Tennis Association
Japan Tennis Industry Association
Japan Ladies Tennis Federation
|15.||Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis
|:||ASATSU-DK INC. / ADK Arts Inc.|