2011.9.16 Weekend Picks: WTA* 2011 Hansol Korea Open
* Seoul Olympic Park tennis center
* Saturday, 10 a.m.
Entering its eighth season, Korea’s only Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tournament kicks off tomorrow until Sept. 25.
The tournament has served as a great opportunity for Korean fans to see world-class women’s tennis players such as Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams.
This year’s top stars include world no.8 Francesca Schiavone of Italy and last year’s French Open champion, and world No. 10 Marion Bartoli of France. Former champion Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan, 40, will also take part.
The winner of the singles event will collect $37,000 and 280 WTA points.