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PTT Pattaya Open 2010Date: February 7 - 15, 2010
Venue: Dusit Thani Pattaya, Chonburi province
The PTT Pattaya Open is one of the longest running tournaments on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour for professional women tennis players. It was first held in 1991 and many famous players have graced the courts at the Dusit Thani, Pattaya including Anna Kournikova, Martina Hingis, Conchita Martinez and Patty Schnyder.
2009 opened a new chapter in the history of the Pattaya Open tournament. As a result of widespread changes introduced by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) the tournament was upgraded to be part of the newly created international series with prize money raised to a minimum of US$220,000. Several improvements were carried out to the Pattaya tennis venue including the construction of a 4th court at the Dusit Thani Hotel, improvements in the stadium capacity and lighting and an expansion of the facilities for players, press and officials. Practice courts at the Montien Hotel were also upgraded to the new tournament standards.
The 2009 tournament will be held from 7- 15 February, with the qualifying rounds held on 7 – 9 February and the main draw starting from 9 February running through to the finals on 15 February. Main draw matches will start from 15.00 each day. A pre-qualifying tournament for wild cards into the qualifying round will be held in December as part of the “Star Search” programme.
Category: Tennis Tournaments
Suitable for: All types of travelers
Get a bus at Ekamai Station
Pattaya is located 147km from Bangkok and can be reached in a comfortable 2-hour drive. There are two convenient ways to get there. ,By the Bangkok-Chon Buri-Pattaya Motorway (Highway No.7) The motorway is linked with Bangkok’s Outer Ring Road., (Highway No. 9) and there is also another entrance at Si Nakharin and Rama IX Junction. ,By Bang Na-Trat Highway (Highway No. 34) From Bang Na, Bang Phli, cross the Bang Pakong River to Chon Buri and take Chon Buri’s bypass to meet Sukhumvit Road., (Highway No. 3, passing Bang Saen Beach, Bang Phra to Pattaya. ,Most visitors arrive by road from or via Bangkok, many having flown in to Suvarnabhumi (the "new" BKK). Much smaller numbers arrive direct by road from the north and east, by rail from Bangkok, and by air via U-Tapao from Ko Samui or Phuket in Southern Thailand or Siem Reap in Cambodia. ,A surprising number of visitors inquire about ferries across the Gulf of Thailand - however no such services exist. Those determined to go by sea may find that local dive shops can help, if cost is not a consideration. ,