Review - 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai

While looking forward to the year-end tennis feast - 2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, it’s still worth reviewing what has happened last year.
With Kvitova taking the crown, 2016 Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai has come to a successful end. In addition to the pleasant surprises the champions have brought us, the breakthrough of Zhang Shuai, a Chinese player, has also impressed the home fans. Besides, the Beijing Opera mask worn by Bacsinszky and the beauty of Svitolina are all good memories that 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai has left us.

Apart from the fierce competition at the tennis courts, many tennis players have enjoyed their stay in Zhuhai. The champion Kvitova once commented: “I think all the people here have completed a fantastic project. Holding the championship trophy in Zhuhai is so exciting beyond words. The event, the city, all the things are perfect. I am very happy to come to Zhuhai for the event.”    

In addition to the excellent matches, our global ambassador Stefanie Graf was definitely another attraction last year. The former WTA World No.1 and 22-time Grand Slam champion is a legend admired by numerous tennis lovers, including those in China. When she promised in the video that she would come to Zhuhai and watch the matches in person, Chinese fans became very excited and couldn’t wait to see her in November. 

Graf has greatly promoted the event since she became the event ambassador. Not only setting a precedent for tennis interaction show on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Graf also launched the public service class to communicate with tennis fans at Hengqin Tennis Center Zhuhai. In the stadium, she made the toss for the women’s singles finals and presented the award to the winner. Her contribution to the event has drawn the attention from the domestic and foreign media and fans and enhance the international influence of both Zhuhai and the WTA Elite Trophy.

With two years passing by, the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai is becoming more and more mature. Both the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai and Huafa Group will strive for continuous improvement to present better matches for global audiences, and make Zhuhai well known for tennis. Let us expect the opening of 2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.