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VOL.VII NO.46     -      12 November 1999

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Volvo women’s tennis returns

1999 Volvo Women’s Tennis Open

1996 Volvo Champion Tamarine Tanasugarn from Thailand, currently ranked number 45 in the world.

Some of the world’s highest ranked women tennis players will visit Pattaya again this year as the 1999 Volvo Women’s Tennis Open begins this weekend at the Dusit Resort Pattaya.

At stake will be US$115,000 (over four million baht) in prize money, the most ever for a women’s tennis event in Thailand.

Last year’s champion Julie Halard-Decugis from France, currently ranked 9th in the WTA world rankings, is expected to return to defend her title. Other top tennis players appearing will be Elena Likhovtseva, ranked 17th, and Thailand’s own Tamarine Tanasugarn, 1996 Volvo Women’s Tennis Open champion who is currently ranked 45th in the world.

This year marks the 11th consecutive year Swedish Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has sponsored the Volvo Women’s Tennis Open, which this year will run from the 13th to the 21st of November.

World-class women tennis players from 20 countries are expected to compete in the event, which is sanctioned by the WTA Tour.

The Open is also being sponsored by AXA Insurance, Wilson Sporting Goods, Jardine Insurance Brokers, Wongppaitoon Group, Scandinavian Leasing, Ericsson, Finnair, Kuwait Petroleum (Thailand), Pattaya City and the Dusit Resort.

Volvo will also be presenting a Mini Motorshow and on 20 November a Rally and Loy Krathong Party.

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