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100 days to the 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai
By Li Zheng
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The 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai will be held in the Hengqin International Tennis Center from November 1 to 6. To celebrate the 100-day countdown to the event, the organizers gathered in Huafa Mall in Zhuhai and shared the progress of the event's preparations on July 24. In addition, many innovative activities were also announced.

The Logo design of the event was also issued on the same day. It is particularly worth mentioning that this year's global ambassador to the event is German tennis superstar Steffi Graf. A video recorded by her was played and she gave her best wishes to the fans.

Players whose rank from 9 to 19 in singles champion will get compulsory entry. Also, this year's total prize money is US$2.21 million. To make the event special for visitors, art and culture exhibitions will be held, as well as the Asia-famous SAVOUR Top Food Festival.

Tickets will be made available on July 28.

Qing Shanglin, deputy director of the Tennis Center of the General Administration of Sports, Wan Jianbin, director of the Competition Department, Chen Shu, vice president of Asia Pacific WTA Operations Center and Long Guangyan, deputy mayor of Zhuhai, attended the countdown event. It's firmly believed that this event will further promote the development of tennis in southern China, especially in the Pearl River Delta.