THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Tianjin Open
From 10/09 to 10/15
Surface: Hard outdoor
Prize money: $ 426.750
Tournament location: Tianjin Tuanbo International Tennis Centre
How to arrive: Click here for very detailed info
Past champions: 2016 Shuai Peng (Chn) – 2015 Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – 2014 Alison Riske (Usa)
Entry list: Petra Kvitova (Cze) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Shuai Peng (Chn) – Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) – Alison Riske (Usa) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Donna Vekic (Cro) – Irina Camelia Begu (Rou) – Christina McHale (Usa) – Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra)
THE TOWN: Tianjin, formerly known in English as Tientsin, is a metropolis in northern coastal Mainland China with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world’s 6th-most populous city proper.
For Lonely Planet: “Forever being compared to Běijīng (if anything, it’s more like Shànghǎi), the former foreign concession port of Tiānjīn is a large, booming, yet laid-back city, with a pleasant river promenade and some charming, European-flavoured neighbourhoods. It’s an easy day trip from the capital, but you may want a long weekend to explore the city properly”.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Tianjin Eye
- Italian Style Street
- Haihe Cultural Square
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Jinjiang Inn Tianjin South Railway Station. Excellent *** hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking and located just 11.3 km from Olympic Center Stadium which offers spacious rooms with private bathrooms and with flat screen tv and free wifi connection. The daily rate for a standard queen room is 25$ per night with free cancellation.
- Friendship Hotel Tianjin. 4 stars Friendship Hotel Tianjin is located in the Heping neighborhood, just 1.1 km from Five Main Avenues and it’s rated 8.4 on Booking. It features an ATM, a business center and a gift shop. Wide 30 mq2 classical rooms with private bathrooms and free wifi connection cost 81$ per night with breakfast included.
- Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin. Wonderful ***** hotel rated 9.3 on Booking and located just 1.3 km from Binjiang Avenue shopping street. It features free WiFi and private parking, a spa center and a car rental. The price for a 48 mq2 deluxe king room equipped with flat screen Tv, Dvd player and coffee machine starts from 136$ per night.