Friday, January 15, 2010

Elena at her best for Malaysian Open

Malaysian tennis enthusiasts will get to see  Russia's Elena Dementieva at her best, while her rivals will have to be wary of her at the Malaysian leg of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, the Malaysian Open Malaysian Open from Feb 22-28 at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort.
This will definitely be the case after Dementieva won the Medibank International Sydney 2010.
Dementieva, the defending champion of the Sydney event, beat world number one Serena Williams, with her iconic aggressive tennis and in handy fashion 6-3, 6-2 in the final for her 15th WTA Tour title.
Dementieva, Gold Medalist at Beijing Olympics 2008, will be playing at this year’s Malaysian Open together with other WTA Tour players which include

o                   Li Na (CHN) – China’s No. 1
o                   Sabine Lisicki (GER) – Champion of 2009 Charleston (Family Circle Cup)
o                   Jie Zheng (CHN) – Semifinalist 2008 Wimbledon
o                   Melinda Czink (HUN) - Champion 2009 Québec City (Challenge Bell)
o                   Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) – Champion 2009 Birmingham (AEGON Classic)
o                   Jelena Dokic (AUS) - Grand Slam QF at 2009 Australian Open
o                   Sania Mirza (IND) - Doubles Champion Grand Slam 2009 Australian Open (w/Bhupathi)
o                   Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) - Champion 2009 Seoul (Hansol Korea Open)
o                   Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) - Champion 2009 S-Hertogenbosch (Ordina Open)

Mr. Keld Kristiansen, Executive Chairman of Carbon Media Management Sdn Bhd, the organiser and promoter of the Malaysian Open 2010 said, “We would like to congratulate Elena on her second straight women’s title at the Medibank International. The preparations for the Malaysian Open 2010 are on schedule and I believe that all spectators and guests to the event will have an enjoyable experience which includes watching and meeting Elena and her fellow WTA Tour players.”
Datuk Abdul Razak Latiff, the President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM), said, “This is indeed great news for the Malaysian fans and the event. We hope that everyone will come to the event next month to meet Elena and show her the true Malaysian hospitality that we are known for.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Mr. Kevin Livesey said,
“We’re delighted that Elena is in such good form and we hope that Elena will continue like that during the Australian Open. We look forward to seeing her at the Malaysian Open next month”.
 The Malaysian Open 2010 will not feature some of WTA Tour’s most popular and current stars, and the next generation of champions.
 Tickets are now available through TicketPro outlets or via their ticketing hotline +603 7880 7999 or website

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