29 Nov 2013

Thailand welcomes WTA stars

News Article

By Nick Fishpool

Serena Williams v Victoria Azarenka exhibition 2013

The ITF Beach Tennis Tour is all set to round off 2013 with its debut event in Thailand which is to take place in Hua Hin this December. In addition to the high quality beach tennis that fans can expect from a Grade 1 rated tournament and the highest prize money fund on offer in the sport, organisers have announced that Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka will be in attendance.

At 7pm on 27 December, prior to the opening day of play, the world No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players on the WTA Tour will be stepping away from the tennis courts and onto the catwalk to take part in a fashion parade.

The two multi-Grand Slam winning players will follow this up at 1pm on 28 December, day one of the beach tennis action, to help promote the sport of beach tennis before facing off later in the evening in their more familiar tennis court surroundings for an exhibition match.

All players competing in the beach tennis tournament will be offered a complimentary ticket to both the fashion parade and the Williams v Azarenka exhibition match.