Thursday, April 28, 2005

Vietnam to host first official tennis event

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Ho Chi Minh City to host ATP event
April 26, 2005

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Vietnam will host its first ATP Tour event in September.

Ho Chi Minh City will stage the indoor tennis tournament from Sept. 26-Oct. 2 at the Phu Tho Sport Center, the ATP said Tuesday.

Two hard courts will be constructed in the 5,000-seat main stadium.

The tournament replaces the Heineken Open, previously held in Shanghai. The Chinese city won the right to host the circuit-ending Tennis Masters Cup for the next three years.

The Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, featuring the top eight singles and doubles players, will be held Nov. 13-20.

Ho Chi Minh City previously hosted an ATP Challenger event in March.


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