Pliskova to defend BMW Malaysia Open title

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THE BMW Malaysian Open returns to the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) from April 14-20.

BMW Group Malaysia today announced that the fourth edition of the prestigious women’s tennis tournament will see a stunning field of players including the return of defending champion Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova (picture), as well as 2013 Wimbledon Doubles Champion and 2012 BMW Malaysian Open Champion, Hsieh Su Wei.

“BMW Group Malaysia is once again pleased to present the BMW Malaysian Open, the most prestigious tennis event in the country and a critical event in the calendar of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour, the largest sporting event for women in the world.

“The sporting event underlines our commitment in Malaysia to the sport of tennis which we support from the grassroots level with the BMW Malaysian National Circuit to the pinnacle of competitions in the form of the BMW Malaysian Open tournament.” said Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia.

Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Razak Latiff, President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) said: “We are once again pleased to be part of the most prestigious women’s tennis tournament in Malaysia. BMW Group Malaysia has never ceased to provide the right opportunities for our very talented local players to grow in the international sporting scene. I believe, with the continuation of the BMW Malaysian Open, we will be able to progress the growth of tennis in the country.”

The tournament will once again see 32 players from the WTA, the world’s leading women’s tennis tour, compete for the singles title, world ranking points and an increased prize purse of US$250,000. The leading tennis competition for women will also feature 16 teams for the doubles title. Similarly to its previous editions, the tournament will place local talents through wild card entries.

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