THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Shenzhen Open
Date: From 01/01 to 07/01
Money prize: $ 626,750
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center – Junction of Shuiguan Highway and Longxiang Ave., Longgang District, Shenzhen, Post Code : 518115
General information: Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center is far about 48 km from International Airport. To get from there take bus Airport line 10 to Hourui metro station, take metro Luobao line to Laojie station, transfer to Longgang line and take off at Universiade station, then change to bus number M294 to final stop on Velodrome Road.
Recent Past Winners: 2016 Agnieszka Radwanska – 2015 Simona Halep – 2014/2013 Na Li
Top 10 Players: Simona Halep (Rou) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Timea Bacsinszky (Sui) – Jelena Jankovic (Srb) -Shuai Peng (Chn) – Victorija Golubic (Sui) – Camila Giorgi (Ita) – Vania King(Srb) – Anna Lena Friesdam (Ger)
THE TOWN: 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 92$ per night with breakfast included. Great value for money.
- The Langham Shenzhen. Luxurious ***** hotel located in Futian this hotel combines pefectly modern and traditional styles. Rated 9.2 on Booking, offers enormous deluxe double rooms at 132$ per night without breakfast but with free wifi and parking included .
- 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 costs from 129$ to 144$ per night with free parking and wifi in rooms.