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Jul. 18, 2018
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis 2018
Three of the World's Top-Ten Ranked Players
Announce Their Participation!
Caroline Garcia (No. 6/ 24 years old / France)
Garbiñe Muguruza (No. 7 / 24 years old / Spain)
Karolína Plíšková (No. 9 / 26 years old / Czech Republic)

Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbiñe Muguruza

Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia

The 35th Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament (executive committee headquartered in Tokyo’s Minato ward and led by tournament director Yutaka Nakagawa), the largest international women’s tennis tournament in Japan, will be held at the Arena Tachikawa Tachihi in Tachikawa, Tokyo, from Saturday, September 15 to Sunday, September 23, 2018. Three of the world's top-ten ranked players have announced that they will participate in the tournament: world ranking No. 6 Caroline Garcia (24 years old, France), No. 7 Garbiñe Muguruza (24 years old, Spain), and No. 9 Karolína Plíšková (26 years old, Czech Republic).

CoCo Vandeweghe (No.19, 26 years old, USA) has also announced her participation, in addition to Naomi Osaka, who made her announcement the other day. The world's top athletes by ranking and by talent, including former world No. 1 athletes Garbiñe Muguruza and Karolína Plíšková, will come together at the 2018 Toray PPO Tennis Tournament. Every year, the world's top players assemble at this tournament, attracting a high degree of interest and attention from tennis fans worldwide. How will Naomi Osaka, who is currently at her highest rank ever, play against these other athletes? Fans are in for a fierce contest on the grounds in Tachikawa, Tokyo.

Presale tickets are selling fast for the 2018 Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament, where fans can see world-class competition up close. Visit the official website (www.toray-ppo.com) for tournament and ticket sales details.

Brief Profile of Players Who Announced Their Entries
(World rankings and ages as of July 16, 2018)
■Caroline Garcia
NationalityFrench
World ranking6th (personal best: 6th -- as of June 11, 2018)
Date of birthOctober 16, 1993 (24 years old)
Height/weight177 cm/61kg
Style of playRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major resultsToray PPO Tennis Tournament quarterfinalist (2017)
Wuhan Open winner (2017)
China Open winner (2017)
French Open quarterfinalist (2017)
French Open round of 16 (2018)
Wimbledon round of 16 (2017)
■Garbiñe Muguruza
NationalitySpanish
World ranking7th (personal best: 1st -- as of September 11, 2017)
Date of birthOctober 8, 1993 (24 years old)
Height/weight182 cm/73kg
Style of playRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major resultsToray PPO Tennis Tournament semifinalist (2017, 2014)
Toray PPO Tennis Tournament quarterfinalist (2016, 2015)
French Open winner (2016)
Wimbledon winner (2017)
Wimbledon runner up (2015)
Australian Open quarterfinalist (2017)
French Open quarterfinalist (2015, 2014)
■Karolina Pliskova
NationalityCzech
World ranking9th (personal best: 1st -- as of July 17, 2017)
Date of birthMarch 21, 1992 (26 years old)
Height/weight186cm/72kg
Style of playRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major resultsToray PPO Tennis Tournament quarterfinalist (2017, 2015)
Brisbane International winner (2017)
Qatar Total Open winner (2017)
Eastbourne International winner (2017)
US Open runner up (2016)
French Open semifinalist (2017)
Australian quarter-final (2017)
■Naomi Osaka
NationalityJapanese
World ranking18th (personal best: 18th; *as of June 25, 2018)
Date of birthOctober 16, 1997 (20 years old)
Height/weight180cm/69kg
Style of playRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major resultsToray PPO Tennis Tournament runner up (2016)
BNP Paribas Open Winner(2018)
Australian Open third round (2016)
French Open third round (2018, 2016)
Wimbledon third round (2017)
US Open third round (2017, 2016)
Australian Open round of 16 (2018)
■Coco Vandeweghe
NationalityAmerican
World ranking19th (personal best: 10th -- as of November 6, 2017)
Date of birthDecember 6, 1991 (26 years old)
Height/weight185cm/70kg
Style of playRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major resultsAustralian Open semifinalist (2017)
US Open semifinalist (2017)
Wimbledon quarterfinalist (2017)
Tournament Outline
■Event titleTORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
(short title: TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS)
■ScheduleMain Draw:September 17 (Monday, national holiday)-23 (Sunday), 2018
Qualification: September 15 (Saturday)-16 (Sunday), 2018
■VenueArena Tachikawa Tachihi
(address: 500-4 Izumi-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo)
- 1 minute walk from Tachihi Station on the Tama Monorail Line
- 1 minute walk from Tachihi Bus-stop on Tachikawa Bus
■Draw sizeMain Draw: Singles 28, Doubles 16
Qualification: Singles 24
■Prize moneyUSD799,000
■SurfaceHard court (indoor)
■Accumulated
 total ttendance
1,312,673 persons (1984-2017)
■Ticket salese+ (eplus)http://eplus.jp/toray-ppo/
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Yahoo!Tickethttp://r.y-tickets.jp/toray-ppo/
Seven Tickethttp://7ticket.jp/sp/toray
CN PlayGuidehttp://www.cnplayguide.com/toray-ppo/
*For the use of a wheelchair, customers are asked to Sunrise Promotion Tokyo before purchasing the ticket.
Sunrise Promotion Tokyo: 0570-00-3337 (between10:00am and 06:00pm)
■OrganizerToray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee
■Title SponsorToray Industries, Inc.
■Special PartnerTachihiI Holdings Co, Ltd.
■Official SponsorGloberide, Inc., SHiDAX Corporation, Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd.,
Palace Hotel Tachikawa, Yonex Co. Ltd.
■Tournament SupportDunlop Sports Marketing, Ltd.
■Special SupportJapan Tennis Association (JTA)
■SupportTokyo Metropolitan Government, WOWOW
■SanctionWomen's Tennis Association (WTA), International Tennis Federation (ITF)
■CooperationTachikawa City, Japan Ladies Tennis Federation, Japan Tennis Industry Association, Japan Professional Tennis Association