THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN
Date: From 14/11 to 20/11
Money prize: $ 100,000
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Mission Hills International Professional Tennis Institute – Nr.1 Mission Hills Road, Bao’an, Shenzhen
General information: Situated along the intersection of the Meiguan Expressway, the Guanshen Expressway and the Jinhe Expressway, Mission Hills is easily accessible from any direction. The club is reachable from the city centers of Shenzhen and Dongguan within 30 minutes and from Central in Hong Kong within two hours. A regular shuttle service is provided for the convenience guests between Hong Kong, Shenzhen and the courts. Click here for timetables.
Top 10 Players: Qiang Wang (Chn) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Ying Ying Duan (Chn) – Xinyun Han (Chn) – Shuhai Peng (Chn) -Patricia Maria Tig (Rou) – Lin Zhu (Chn) – Fangzhou Liu (Chn) – Tereza Mredza (Cro) – Tereza Martincova (Cek)
Shenzhen is a major city and a major financial center in Guangdong Province, China. It is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous high-tech companies. It also has one of the busiest container ports in the world. Shenzhen’s modern cityscape is the result of its vibrant economy made possible by rapid foreign investment since the institution of the policy of “reform and opening” establishment of the SEZ in late 1979. The town is famous all over the world for the high number of theme parks. Lonely Planet write about this town: “One of China’s wealthiest cities and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Shēnzhèn (深圳) draws a mix of business people, investors and migrant workers to its golden gates. It’s a popular, easy day trip from Hong Kong, surprising most visitors who just expect a peek at a very serious mainland China, but find a thriving club and indie-music nightlife, or squads of housewives breaking out dance moves in public squares into the evening. The myriad theme parks, which include fun miniature landmarks, also amuse, as do the quirky specialty markets where you can grab a bargain house decoration or dozen. Shēnzhèn is also a useful transport hub for other parts of China.”
TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE IN SHENZHEN:
- Wutong Mountain
- KingKey 100
- Splendid China Theme Park
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
Hyatt Place Shenzhen Dongmen. Fantastic **** hotel just five minutes walking from Dongmen pedestrian area. Rated 8.6 on Booking, offers double king rooms from 88€ per night with breakfast included. Great value for money.
Mission Hills Resort Shenzhen. Luxurious ***** hotel at just 40 minutes driving from airport and Shenzhen city center, this is the official tournament location. Free wifi and parking, tennis and golf courts, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a gym and 4 restaurants. Prices? For a luxury double room of 55 mq2 you will pay 113€ per night breakfast included.
The Langham Shenzhen. Luxurious ***** hotel located in Futian this hotel combines pefectly modern and traditional styles. Rated 9.2 on Booking, offers enormous double room at 119€ per night without breakfast.
Futian Shangri-La Shenzhen. This ***** hotel located in the heart of Futian commercial zone is the best solution for tennis fans because is the official accomodation of tournament with great possibility to meet your favourite players. A deluxe double room of 48 mq2 with living room costa from 154€ to 205€ per night.
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