KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- Defending champion Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova as well as the 2012 champion, Hsieh Su Wei of Taiwan are among 32 women tennis players who have confirmed their participation in the 2014 BMW Malaysian Open at the Royal Selangor Golf Club from April 14-20.
Chief Executive Officer of the BMW Group Malaysia, Dr Gerhard Pils said the tournament underlined their commitment to the sport of tennis in the country, from the grassroots level including the BMW Malaysian National Circuit which served as the platform to select talented locals to compete in the Women Tennis Association-sanctioned tournament.
"With the participation of a great selection of top ranking WTA players, we know that this year's tournament is going to be spectacular, raising the benchmark once again to this prestigious tennis event in the region.
"Stay tuned as we have more player names to be revealed in the coming weeks!" Pils said in the statement, today.
President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM), Tan Sri Abdul Razak Latiff said they were proud to be part of the tournament while praised the Germany-based carmaker's efforts which always provide the platform for talented local players to develop in the international sporting scene.....