Daniela Hantuchova clinches the 2011 PTT Pattaya Open title
The week-long PTT Pattaya Open concluded on Sunday, 13 February 2011 with Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia as the proclaimed winner, beating Sara Errani of Italy 6-0, 6-2 in the singles final held on the courts of Dusit Thani Pattaya, the official hotel of the tournament for 20 years and counting!
In the doubles final, Sara Errani emerged victorious with fellow Italian Roberta Vinci as they grabbed the win from Shengnan Sun and Jie Zheng of China 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Two-time champion Vera Zvonareva was among the star-studded line-up of tennis icons in the event which was voted Tournament of the Year 2010 by the WTA players. Others included Thailand’s Tamarine Tanasugarn, Maria Kirilenko of Russia and Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic.
During the tournament period of 6-13 February, the tennis players engaged in social events such as the private welcome cocktails held at the extended terrace, The Point. There were also additional events like the Charity Lunch organised for orphans from the Human Help Network Foundation, coral planting at the resort’s beachfront location as well as the boat adventure and a visit to the nearby island attraction, Koh Larn. The hotel management also hosted a Thank You Party for the players and organizers on the eve of the finals.
The PTT Pattaya Open is one of the most renowned international sporting events in the resort city. Over the years, it has brought international status to Pattaya City as a great destination for many sporting events thereby raising the city’s profile in the eyes of the world year after year.
PTT Pattaya Open winner, Ms Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia (left) and runner up Sara Errani pose with their trophies after the conclusion of the PTT Pattaya Open 2011.
Ms Hantuchova poses with the hotel’s General Manager, Mr Chatchawal Supachayanont after he congratulates her on her victory.
Ms Tamarine Tanasugarn (back row, third from left) and Ms Ana Ivanovic (back row, middle), participate in welcoming the orphans from the Human Help Network Foundation to the Lagoon Beachfront of the hotel, where they enjoyed a delightful meal and received souvenirs from the organisers.
Ms Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (second from left) and Ms Vera Zvonareva (third from left), join the coral planting activity at the hotel’s beachfront as part of this year’s programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the tournament.
Ms Zvonareva smiles as she shows the symbolic key to Pattaya City presented to her as a token from Pattaya City officials during the press conference held at the host hotel on 6 February 2011.
Photo shows the organisers and sponsors of the 2011 PTT Pattaya Open with the star players after the conclusion of the press conference.
The 2011 PTT Pattaya Open players pose for a group photo during the welcome cocktails at The Point, Dusit Thani Pattaya.
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