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It all starts tomorrow! The BMW Malaysian Open, which is being held at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC), starts on Saturday 27th February and will run until 6th March 2016. The main draw will comprise the top 24 highest ranked players in the entry list, four wildcards and four qualifiers.

Some of the biggest names in tennis will be competing for the title, including Wimbledon finalist and World No. 32 Sabine Lisicki, who confirmed her attendance at the event just this week. This will be the German’s second appearance in a row at the event, and the fastest server in the women’s game hopes to continue her comeback after a knee injury at the US Open in September.

Germany's Sabine Lisicki celebrates on match point defeating Serbia's Ana Ivanovic during their women's singles third round match on day seven of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 30, 2014. Lisicki won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. AFP PHOTO / ANDY YATES - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Already confirmed for the event are other top stars, such as: Roberta Vinci, last year’s US Open finalist; current WTA Tour champion Elina Svitolina; Former Wimbledon finalist and World No. 58 Eugenie Bouchard; and four-time mixed doubles Grand Slam champion and World No. 101 Daniela Hantuchova. See our article Biggest names in tennis to compete at BMW Malaysian Open for more details.

A bit of background

The BMW Malaysian Open is part of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) series and celebrates its seventh year in KL. Last year, the nine-day event attracted close to 15,000 visitors who witnessed some gripping action on the tennis courts which led to victory for Caroline Wozniacki.


This year’s event

Announcing the tournament for the year 2016, Mr. Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate Communications, BMW Group Malaysia said: “We at BMW Group Malaysia are pleased to present the BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament in the country once again. The international tennis tournament which introduces the tennis stars of the world to Malaysia and raises the level of the sport locally is back in Kuala Lumpur.”

‘Tennis fans here can expect another thrilling year of end to end tennis action on new courts at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).”
– Mr. Sashi Ambi, BMW Group Malaysia

Tournament Director Keld Kristiansen, who is also the Executive Chairman of event promoters Carbon Sports Sdn. Bhd, added: “The facilities at the KLGCC are being purpose-built which allows us to design the venue for easier access and suit the specific needs of the sport and its athletes.”

Where can I get tickets?

The qualifying round is scheduled on 27th and 28th February. Admission is free from Saturday, 27th February to Wednesday, 2nd March. Tickets are available online at www.ticketpro.com.my or on 03 7880 7999.Tickets are priced at RM33, RM53, RM63 and RM73 from 3rd to 6th March. Season passes are priced at RM153 and early bird discounts are available before 27th February.


How to get there

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club is in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

For more details about the event, see the BMW Malaysian Open website.

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