THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Zhuhai Open
Date: From 03/06 to 03/12
Money prize: $ 60,000
Surface: Hard outdoor
Tournament Location: Zhuhai·Hengqin International tennis centre – Hengqin avenue, Hengqin New District, Zhuhai , Guangdong, China, P.R.
Main players: Saisai Zheng (Chn) – Denisa Allertova (Cze) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) – Lin Zhu (Chn) – Kei Chen Chang (Tpe) – Marina Zanevska (Bel) – Nina Stojanovic (Srb) – Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) – Fangzou Liu (Chn)
THE TOWN: Zhuhai is a southern city of the province of Gungadong, which has been declared by Onu “The Best Model of International Residential Environment” for the constant improvement in the design of urban and residential spaces. This town has an international airport but is easy accessibile from Hong Kong by ferry (30 minutes) and Macao by Lotus Bridge, inaugurated in 1999, which represents an important infrastructure for economic exchanges between the two cities.
Lonely Planet writes about it: “Zhūhǎi (珠海) is close enough to Macau for a day trip without any maniacal driving. Never too hot or too frosty, Zhūhǎi is the just-right popular Chinese getaway – especially in summer – with plenty of seaside glitz. Yet it remains laid-back, and what helps it really shine is the natural beauty of its gardens and an attractive, relatively clean port.”
TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN ZHUHAI:
- Jintai Temple
- Fisher Girl Statue
- Macau is far just 12 km and you Can go by taxi. Please consider that there are long customs queue which could take from 30 minutes until 2 hours.
- Hong Kong is easy accessible by ferries. The whole voyage takes 50-70 minutes.
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Starway Bihai Hotel. Budget *** hotel centrally located in the business district. Rated 7.5 on Booking. Prices from 25$ without breakfast for a 20mq double room. Free wifi, parking and cancellation.
- Richmond Hotel. Beautiful **** business hotel just 10 minutes drive from Yuan Ming Palace. Rated 7.8 on Booking. Include a fitness center and a tennis court. Deluxe room from 69$ per night with breakfast included and free wifi.
- Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel. Wonderful ***** hotel overlooking Macau’s Cotai Strip. Rated 8.5 on Booking it includes 3 restaurants, a gym, outdoor pool with bar, tennis courts and features free wifi everywhere and a fee parking area. Prices from 137$ to 174$ for an amazing ocean view deluxe room with breakfast included.
Enjoy this fantastic corner of China!!!