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.

TOURNAMENT OUTLINE

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
5. Prize Money : US$1,000,000
6. Surface : Hard Court(Outdoor)
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)
12. Support : TBS
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
Executive Committee
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