Golf and Tennis Tour Competitions Resume in China [sports]

Golf and Tennis Tour Competitions Resume in China After 4 Years

International competitions begin again with the opening of the Hangzhou Asian Games

Golf and tennis tour competitions in China, which had been suspended for nearly four years, will resume. 온라인카지노사이트

The Women's Professional Tennis (WTA) Tour will hold the Galaxy Holding Group Guangzhou Open (total prize money of $259,000) in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, starting on the 18th.

This is the first time in three years and eight months that a WTA tour tournament has been held in mainland China since the Shenzhen Open in January 2020.

In China, starting with this tournament, the Ningbo Open, China Open, Zhengzhou Open, Hong Kong Open, Jiangxi Open, and Elite Trophy will continue until early November.

The Women's Professional Tennis tour in China began not being held in the first half of 2020 due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and from the end of 2021, China was banned from hosting tournaments due to problems with Chinese player Feng Shui.

After Feng Shuanyi claimed to have been sexually assaulted by China's former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli in November 2021, public concerns about her safety arose around the world, and the WTA declared that it would suspend holding tour events in China until the allegations related to Feng Shuanyi were resolved. It has been done.

However, in April of this year, the WTA announced that it would resume hosting tour tournaments in China, and the first tournament will be the Guangzhou Open next week.

The Men's Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour will also be held in China next week, including the Chengdu Open and Zhuhai Championship.

This is the first ATP Tour event in China in about four years since the Shanghai Masters in October 2019.

Golf's global tour tournaments will also be held again in China for the first time in a long time.

The LPGA Tour Buick Shanghai (total prize money: $2.1 million) will be held in Shanghai, China for four days starting October 12.

This is the first time in four years that the LPGA Tour has been held in China since the 2019 event.

An LPGA tour official said, "We are preparing to hold this year's Shanghai tournament normally."

In early November, the Volvo China Open (total prize money of $1.5 million), an Asian Tour tournament, will be held in Shenzhen, China, and this tournament will be held as a DP World Tour tournament in May 2024.

The Volvo China Open was held as a co-host of the European Tour and Asian Tour in 2019, and was reduced to a Chinese domestic tournament in 2020 and 2021, and was not held in 2022.

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, China has held few international competitions other than the 2022 Winter Olympics.

In particular, the suspension of the event was added due to political conflict with the WTA Tour.

However, starting with the hosting of the World University Games in Chengdu in July, it appears that the shutters that had been closed for so long are being loosened in earnest through the Hangzhou Asian Games and tour competitions such as tennis and golf this month.

At the selection ceremony for the Chinese national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games held on the 13th, Gao Zhidan, director of China's National Sports Administration, said, "Bring glory to the country and show the powerful power of China's modern sports training," adding, "I hope that all players will raise political awareness."

“Through this competition, let’s present a positive image of our country’s reform, economic development, and social progress to the Asian and international communities,” he said.
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