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Jun. 26, 2019
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis 2019
-To Take Place in Osaka for the First Time!-
Naomi Osaka,
Winner of the US Open and Australian Open
Announces Appearance
The advance tickets available from e+ beginning on Saturday, June 29!

Previous year’s Singles champion Karolína Plíšková (right), and runner-up Naomi Osaka (left)

Previous year’s Singles champion Karolína Plíšková (right), and runner-up Naomi Osaka (left)

Previous year’s Doubles championsMiyu Kato (right), and Makoto Ninomiya (left)

Previous year’s Doubles championsMiyu Kato (right), and Makoto Ninomiya (left)

The 36th edition of 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 for the first time at the largest tennis facilities in the Kansai area and the arena to many international competitions – ITC Utsubo Tennis Center (Nishi-ku, Osaka) – from Saturday, September 14th to Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.

Since its inception in 1984, the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament has been the stage for epic face-offs between the women’s tennis superstars of the world, enthralling tennis fans in Japan. This year, after dominating at the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, Japan’s Naomi Osaka who achieved WTA World No.1 position (currently No. 2 in the world rankings*), announced that she would play in the tournament again. Angelique Kerber (No. 5 in the world rankings*) also announced that she would appear. This year will mark Osaka's seventh appearance in the tournament. Japanese fans are eagerly anticipating witnessing Osaka's potential vindication for her two previous semi-final finishes in 2016 and 2018. This year's tournament will be another heated contest, with an assembly of the world's best players. All singles matches of the main draw will be broadcast live on WOWOW. (*World rankings as of June 24 , 2019)

Tickets for the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament go on sale at noon on Saturday, June 29, with the presales available on e+. What kind of drama awaits at the 2019 Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament, where you can see up close the skills and athleticism of the world's top players, including Naomi Osaka? Don't miss this nine-day event, the focus of enthusiastic fans from around the world.
Visit the official website (www.toray-ppo.com) for tournament and ticket sales details.

PLAYERS PROFILE
* World rankings as of June 24, 2019.
Naomi Osaka
NationalityJapan (JPN)
World ranking2nd (personal best: 1st, January 28,2019)
Date of birthOctober 16, 1997 (21 years old)
Height/weight180cm/69kg
Style of playRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major resultsAustralian Open winner (2019)
Toray PPO Tennis Tournament runner up (2016, 2018)
US Open winner (2018)
BNP Paribas Open Winner(2018)
French Open third round (2016, 2018)
Wimbledon third round (2017,2018)
Angelique Kerber
NationalityGermany (GER)
World ranking5th (personal best: 1st, September 12, 2016)
Date of birthJanuary 18, 1988 (31 years old)
Height/weight173 cm / 69 kg
Style of playLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major resultsToray PPO Tennis Tournament runner-up (2013
Wimbledon winner (2018)
Australian Open winner (2016)
US Open winner (2016)
Wimbledon runner-up (2016)
Tournament Outline
■Event titleTORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
(short title: TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN TENNIS)
■ScheduleMain Draw:September 16 (Monday, national holiday)-22 (Sunday), 2019
Qualification:September 14 (Saturday)-15 (Sunday), 2019
■VenueITC Utsubo Tennis Center, Utsubo Park
(2-1-14 Utsubohonmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka)
- 10 minute walk from Honmachi Station on Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
- 7 minute walk from Honmachi Station on Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line
- 7 minute walk from Awaza Station on Osaka Metro Chuo and Sennichimae Lines
- 15 minute walk from Nakanoshima Station on Keihan Nakanoshima Line
■Draw sizeMain DrawSingles 28, Doubles 16
QualificationSingles 24
■Prize moneyUSD 757,900
■SurfaceHard court (outdoor)
■Accumulated total attendance:1,333,922 persons (1984-2018)
■Ticket salesThe advance ticket sales from e+ (eplus): https://eplus.jp/toray-ppo/
The first sales from noon on Saturday, June 29 until 20:00 on Wednesday, July 10
The second sales from at 20:00 on Thursday, July 11 until 20:00 on Wednesday, July 17
General public sales: from 10:00 on Saturday, July 20 until the day before the relevant match
e+ (eplus)http://eplus.jp/toray-ppo/
Rakuten Tickethttp://r-t.jp/toray-ppo
Lawson Tickethttp://l-tike.com/sports/toray-ppo/
Ticket Pia http://w.pia.jp/t/toray-ppo/
Seven Tickethttp://7ticket.jp/
CN Playguidehttp://www.cnplayguide.com/toray-ppo/
<For Tickets information, please contact>
Sunrise Promotion Tokyo, phone 0570-00-3337(between 10:00am and 06:00pm)
*Wheelchair users are asked to contact Sunrise Promotion Tokyo in advance
■BroadcastWOWOW Inc.
■OrganizerToray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee
■Title sponsorToray Industries, Inc.
■Special supportJapan Tennis Association (JTA)
■SupportCity of Osaka
■SanctionWomen's Tennis Association (WTA), International Tennis Federation (ITF)
■CooperationKansai Tennis Association, Osaka Tennis Association, Japan Ladies Tennis Federation,
Japan Tennis Industry Association, Japan Professional Tennis Association
■Tournament official sitehttp://www.toray-ppo.com/