The PTT Pattaya Open, WTA professional women’s tennis tournament will be held one week earlier next year from the 27 January – 3 February 2013 after the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) agreed to the tournament swopping weeks with the Fed Cup.
Tournament Director Geoffrey Rowe said the change of date would be beneficial to the tournament in attracting a strong player field for Pattaya, as the tournament follows on directly from the Australian Open. In previous years many players have had to give Pattaya a miss due to Fed Cup commitments the weekend prior to the PTT Pattaya Open.
The 2013 PTT Pattaya Open will take place at the Dusit Thani Hotel from the 27 January – 3 February.
“The change of date will also give an added bonus to tourism as players will stay on in Pattaya for a few extra days holiday as they won’t need to rush off to compete in another tournament,” added Geoffrey. “All in all we are very pleased with the change in the tournament date.”
The PTT Pattaya Open, will once again be held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Pattaya in 2013. It is now in its 22nd year, and is one of the longest running events on the WTA tennis calendar.
Principle sponsors of the tournament are PTT Public Company Limited, Pattaya City, Sports Authority of Thailand, Chonburi Province, Dusit Thani, Toyota, Jetstar, Peak and Chang Drinking Water.