In 2014, the WTA Tianjin Open was first held, which has successfully received good recognitions from the organizers of WTA and the tennis players. Moreover, a lot of Chinese famous tennis players come from Tianjin, where it has a very good tennis atmosphere.
In 2015, the prize of Tianjin Open is 500 thousand dollars. Not only the prize money was doubled compared to last year, but also the Hawkeye Technology was introduced. Therefore, the WTA Tianjin Open has developed from a highly acclaimed new tournament to an international tennis feast which makes every player impressed.
In 2016, Tianjin Open will be held from October 10th to 16th in Tianjin Tuanbo International Tennis Center. Then it will attract more international tennis stars to come to Tianjin, creating the opportunities for the tennis enthusiasts to contact with tennis stars and setting off a craze for tennis in Tianjin.
The tournament ’s slogan is “BEGIN THE dream, BATTLE your heart”.
Tianjin Open’s logo shows a dancing phoenix embracing a tennis ball. It perfectly conveys the energy, excitement and power of women’s tennis that will be staged in Tianjin, a city with a rich historical and cultural legacy that ’s ready to embrace the world. The phoenix symbolizes the union of ‘yin’ and ‘yang’, a sign of complementary forces in the world forming a dynamic and harmonic balance.
We chose turquoise, orange and purple as the main color combination for the logo and for the tournament. The inspiration came from the beautiful design of Mr. Wei, the famous kite-making craftsman in Tianjin.
Tianjin Tuanbo International Tennis Center, the venue of Tianjin Open, is located at Tianjin Health Industrial Park. It has a center court that seats 3500 people, as well as 16 outdoor courts, and 4 indoor courts. Surrounding facilities are perfect, such as Tianjin Tuanbo Soccer Stadium, Tianjin Sports Center, Tianjin Tuanbo Park Outlets, Samaranch Memorial Museum, and so on.
2014 Tianjin Open attracted a number of top players, such as former World No. 1 female tennis player Jelena Jankovic, "The Swiss Princess" Martina Hingis, WTA Rising Star Belinda Bencic, and double Tianjin super stars Peng Shuai& Zhang Shuai. The first edition of Tianjin Open Singles Champion is Alison Riske, Doubles Champion is a team of Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Rodionova. 2014 Tianjin Open has not only attracted more than 10,000 people watching the events, but also over 30 domestic medias paying attention with full coverage of the tournament, which includes medias from Tianjin, Beijing, Guangdong and other places.
The operating company of Tianjin Open is Tuanbo Haomai (Tianjin) Sports&Culture Development Co.,Ltd. The allied host parties are Chinese Tennis Association and Tianjin Sports Bureau, while the organizers are Tianjin Jinghai County People’s Government and Binhai Tuanbo New Town (Tianjin) Holding Co. Ltd.
The official tournament evaluation by WTA Supervisor Mariana Alves as below.
“‘Begin the dream, Battle your heart’… this is the slogan of the Tianjin Open. A dream that became true with the first edition of the Tianjin Open being a great success and an exciting week of tennis.
The Tournament was super well organized, in a beautiful site, with excellent facilities, offering a fantastic and unforgettable experience to all the players, guests, WTA staff and fans.
All the staff was very nice and helpful, and they took EVERY single request, change or suggestion on board. All WTA departments were very happy with the final result and the players don't stop saying good things about the Tournament all over the place.
The Players' Party was a very nice and enjoyable evening, with lots of entertainment (fashion show, opera/ballet and live music), gifts and a very good dinner buffet, much appreciated by everyone.
Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality and for all the time, hard work and dedication everyone put on this event to make it run as successful as it was.”