The WTA250 event returns to the city for the first time in several years in 2023. It will be held at Victoria Park between October 7th and 15th.
Months of social unrest and now a deadly virus have forced the cancellation of a number of competitions, but their return would be the surest sign that the city is getting back to business
Agreement with IMG will see tournament staged at Victoria Park in first week in January from 2024 through 2028.
Event back after 5-year hiatus, with Hong Kong tennis chief Philip Mok welcoming WTA’s decision to end 16-month boycott of China.
WTA says city will know by end of March if tournament can return to Victoria Park in October, but Peng Shuai saga still hangs over game in China.
The 17-year-old eyes more recognition in international tennis circuits, while Hong Kong Tennis Association president Mok ‘confident’ in Hong Kong Open return in October and an ATP event in next two years.
The 2020 edition of the WTA event was left off a provisional calendar earlier this year.
Playing in her last year as a junior, teenager hopes Hong Kong sport can continue as the city is hit by a resurgence of the pandemic
Hong Kong Tennis Association official says the body is in talks with the WTA to find another date, with its traditional October slot cancelled for this year.
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The US$750,000 event, which attracts the likes of Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams, beat out 32 other tournaments of similar stature for the top prize