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Aug. 19, 2019
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Executive Committee
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis 2019
Announcing 18 Players in the Main Singles Draw One Wild-Card Entry
The lineup includes the world’s No. 1 player and last year's runner-up, Naomi Osaka (21 y.o., Japan),
No. 5 Kiki Bertens (27 y.o., the Netherlands), and No. 10 Sloane Stephens (26 y.o., USA)!
Representing Japan, Misaki Doi (28 y.o.) will compete as a wild-card entry!
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) has chosen 18 players for the main draw and one wild-card entry. The 2019 tournament (known for short as Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis) runs from Saturday September 1 until Sunday September 22 at the ITC Utsubo Tennis Center in Osaka.

This year’s event will be the 36th edition of the tournament, the pinnacle of women's professional tennis in Japan. The tournament will also be held for the first time in Osaka, at the ITC Utsubo Tennis Center. Naomi Osaka (world’s No. 1, Japan) was quick to announce her appearance at this tournament, marking a triumphant return to her hometown of Osaka. Other competitors from the WTA Top 10 include for the First Time Kiki Bertens (No. 5, Netherlands) and Sloane Stephens (No. 10, USA). Comprising a who's who of women's professional tennis, other competitors in the main draw include who Bianca Andreescu (No.14,CAN) jumped this season, Belinda Bencic (No. 12, Switzerland), a familiar face at this tournament, and Angelique Kerber (No. 13, Germany), as well as several other well-known stars. The tournament organizers have also chosen Misaki Doi (No. 82) to compete as a wild-card entry representing Japan.

The tournament committee is looking forward to welcoming more tennis fans from the Kansai area to this first Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament in Osaka. They will have an opportunity to witness firsthand the incredible skills of the world's best players. Be on the lookout for exciting matches, which are sure to garner the attention of tennis fans around the world, at the 2019 Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament.
(*World rankings as of August 12, 2019)

世界ランキング

(*World rankings as of August 12, 2019)
WC: Wild Card (selected by the Organizer)
Q: Qualifier
*The above reflects the latest WTA rankings, but decisions for main draw players for this tournament were based on rankings as of August 5, 2019

Players’ Profiles
(*World rankings as of August 12, 2019)
■Naomi Osaka
Nationality:Japan (JPN)
World ranking:1th (personal best: 1th – as of July 28, 2019)
Date of birth:October 16, 1997 (21 years old)
Height/weight:180cm/69kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:Toray PPO Tennis Tournament runner up (2016,2018)
Australian Open champion (2019)
US Open champion (2018)
BNP Paribas Open champion (2018)
■Kiki Bertens (First Time)
Nationality:Netherlands (NED)
World ranking:5th (personal best: 4th – as of may 13, 2019)
Date of birth:December 10,1991 (27 years old)
Height/weight:182cm/74kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy champion (2019)
Mutua Madrid Open champion (2019)
Wimbledon quarterfinalist (2018)
Australian Open 3R (2018)
US Open 3R (2018)
French Open semifinalist (2016)
■Sloane Stephens
Nationality:The United States of America (USA)
World ranking:10rd (personal best: 3rd – as of July 16, 2018)
Date of birth:March 20, 1993 (26 years old)
Height/weight:170cm/61kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:French Open quarterfinalist (2019)
Mutua Madrid Open semifinalist (2019)
Miami Open champion (2018)
French Open runner up (2018)
US Open champion (2017)
■Anastasija Sevastova
Nationality:Latvia (LAT)
World ranking:11th (personal best: 11th – as of October 15, 2018)
Date of birth:April 13, 1990 (29 years old)
Height/weight:169cm/65kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results: Australian Open 4R (2019)
French Open 4R (2019)
US Open semifinalist (2018)
■Belinda Bencic
Nationality:Switzerland (SUI)
World ranking:12th (personal best: 7th – as of February 22, 2016)
Date of birth:March 10, 1997 (22 years old)
Height/weight:175cm/63kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:Toray PPO Tennis Tournament runner up (2015)
Dubai Tennis Championships champion (2019)
Mutua Madrid Open semifinalist (2019)
BNP Paribas Open semifinalist (2019)
Australian Open 3R (2019)
Wimbledon 3R (2019)
■Angelique Kerber
Nationality:Germany (GER)
World ranking:13th (personal best: 1st – as of September 12, 2016)
Date of birth:January 18, 1988 (31 years old)
Height/weight:173cm/68kg
Style of play:Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results: Toray PPO Tennis Tournament runner up (2013)
BNP Paribas Open runner up (2019)
Wimbledon champion (2018)
Australian Open champion (2016)
US Open champion (2016)
Wimbledon runner up (2016)
■Bianca Andreescu (First Time)
Nationality:Canada(CAN)
World ranking:14th (personal best: 14th – as of August 12, 2019)
Date of birth:June 16, 2000 (19 years old)
Height/weight:170cm/60kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:Rogers Cup champion (2019)
BNP Paribas Open champion (2019)
ASB Classic runner up (2019)
■Marketa Vondrousova (First Time)
Nationality:Czech Republic (CZE)
World ranking:16th (personal best: 14th – as of July 01, 2019)
Date of birth:January 28, 1999 (20 years old)
Height/weight:172cm/59kg
Style of play:Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results: French Open runner up (2019)
US Open 4R (2018)
■Madison Keys
Nationality:The United States of America (USA)
World ranking:18th (personal best: 7th – as of October 10, 2016)
Date of birth:February 17, 1995 (24 years old)
Height/weight:178cm/66kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results: Volvo Car Open champion (2019)
French Open quarterfinalist (2019)
French Open semifinalist (2018)
UA Open runner up (2017)
■Anett Kontaveit
Nationality:Eritrea (EST)
World ranking:20th (personal best: 14th – as of April 01, 2019)
Date of birth:December 24, 1995 (23 years old)
Height/weight:174cm/62kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:Porsche Tennis Grand Prix runner up (2019)
French Open 4R (2018)
Australian Open 4R (2018)
■Caroline Garcia
Nationality:France (FRA)
World ranking:25th (personal best: 4th – as of September 10, 2018)
Date of birth:October 16, 1993 (25 years old)
Height/weight:177cm/61kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:Toray PPO Tennis Tournament quarterfinalist (2018,2017)
Wuhan Open champion (2017)
China Open champion (2017)
French Open quarterfinalist (2017)
■Garbiñe Muguruza
Nationality:Spain (ESP)
World ranking:27th (personal best: 1st – as of September 11, 2017)
Date of birth:October 8, 1993 (25 years old)
Height/weight:182cm/73kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:Toray PPO Tennis Tournament semifinalist (2017, 2014)
Wimbledon champion (2017)
French Open champion (2016)
Wimbledon runner up (2015)
■Daria Kasatkina
Nationality:Russia Federation (RUS)
World ranking:41th (personal best: 10th – as of October 22, 2018)
Date of birth:May 7, 1997 (22 years old)
Height/weight:170cm/62kg
Style of play:Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results: VTB Kremlin Cup champion (2018)
BNP Paribas Open runner up (2018)
Volvo Car Open champion (2017)
■Misaki Doi
Nationality:Japan (JPN)
World ranking:82th (personal best: 30th – as of October 10, 2016)
Date of birth:April 29, 1991 (28 years old)
Height/weight:159cm/55kg
Style of play:Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Major results:Wimbledon 4R (2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2011)
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