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Japan’s Largest and only Premier 5 Tournament make impressive entries!
With development and innovation of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in 2009, Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament will have total prize money of US$2,000,000 and 56 Main Draw in 7 days.
In 2009 Tournament, Main Draw Entry Cutoff was 49 in Ranking and Top 1 − 47 players had possibility of Direct-in Entry. After Entry Cutoff, Dinara Safina, who was 1 in ranking at the time made Entry by using “Top 10 Wild Card” and Tournament gathered public attention by having such high level Entry as Gland Slam Tournament.
World's Top Ranking Players are coming! You will see everything about Tennis in 7 days!
"Top 10 Players" will participate Toray PPO 2010 in the end of 2009. This statement proves the importance of Toray PPO as the tournament is held in the end of season. In addition to these fabulous players, World Ranking 1-50's player will participate and Draw will definitely be comparable with Gland Slam 2nd Round.
2010 Tour Champions gather at Prime Tournament !
Many Winners of first half of 57 Tour Calendar Tournaments (including 4 Grand Slams, Championships, Tournament of Champions) are on Entry List this year, including; J. Jankovic, C. Wozniacki, E. Dementieva, S. Stosur, F. Schiavone, V. Zvonareva,V. Azarenka and M. Sharapova. They are current Top Ranking players. Additionally, next generation players such as A. Pavlyuchenkova, A. Rezai and A. Bondarenko also made Entry. "Toray PPO Tennis 2010" is the place where you could see "NOW" of World Women's Tennis.
Players who fought Semi-Final and Final at Grand Slam this year will be at Ariake
Four players who fought Semi- Final and Final at WImbledon will participate Toray PPO. P. Kvitova and T. Pironkova who gathered public attention as "New Starlet Tennis Players" will come to Tokyo for the first time. Their play will definitely be must see play for Japanese Tennis fans. Also, there is a chance to see thrilling Match of Roland Garros Final, F. Schiavone VS. S. Stosur, Roland Garros Semi-Final, J. Jankovic VS. S. Stosur and F. Schiavone VS. E. Dementieva and Australian Open Semi-Final, S. Williams VS. Na Li. Splendid Matches could be only seen at Toray PPO.
Rising expectation to reach higher ranking to Kimiko Date Krumm
Kimiko Date Krumm defeated former 1 World Ranking D. Safina in Roland Garros and reached to 2nd at Roland Garros this year. This season, K. Date Krumm also defeated V. Razzano (World Ranking 19 at the time) and N. Petrova (World Ranking 20 at the time) with her toughness at tournaments in Australia. She is not just power-player but has strong ability to judge and anticipate Match and controls the shots with her technique. It will be her 3rd time to participate Toray PPO after determination of her "Challenge". K.Date Krumm's great performance at Ariake will make fan's expectation.
Sachie Ishizu, Wimbledon Junior Finalist and other young Japanese players will participate Qualifying
Sachie Ishizu, age 17 reached to Finalist at Wimbledon Junior. It was the first time in 41 years to reach Final at Wimbledon Junior as Japanese player. She has strong forehand and tough mentality as she played her style at World's most prestigious #1 Court at Wimbledon. S. Ishizu received Qualify Wild Card and this will be her first time to play at SEWTA Tour. "I always adored and wanted to play at this tournament. I want to experience World-Class Tennis. My challenge will be to win 2 rounds and enter Main Draw " commented S. Ishizu.