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Defending champion Elina Svitolina returns for ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017 at TPC Kuala Lumpur

ALYA Kuala Lumpur is new title sponsor for WTA Malaysian Open 2017.
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 February 2017 – TPC Kuala Lumpur is set to host the ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017 from 27 February 2017 until 5 March 2017, amidst the green surroundings of ALYA Kuala Lumpur, the unique lifestyle destination by Sime Darby Property. The high-end property brand which is also Malaysia’s most coveted address, is the title sponsor for this highly-anticipated sporting event for the first time since its inaugural staging in 2010. 
 
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina who is ranked 13th in the world, returns to the WTA Malaysian Open and will attempt to be the first player to defend the tournament title.  Svitolina is currently enjoying good form, having upset top-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany at the quarterfinals of the recent Brisbane International 2017.  
 
Together with Spain’s Carla Suarez-Navarro who is ranked 14th in the world and a host of top players, Svitolina will be competing in this prestigious Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) sanctioned tournament, which promises to be an exciting and competitive event.

Sime Darby Property Managing Director Dato’ Ir. Jauhari Hamidi said, “We are excited to host the ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017 at TPC Kuala Lumpur and to see our premier development brand – ALYA Kuala Lumpur – become an iconic and premier destination for international sports and cultural events in the region. We look forward to welcoming all the players and witnessing a week-long tennis tournament packed with much entertainment and energy.” 
 
The event, which is supported among others by the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Singapore Airlines as the Official Airline and Auto Bavaria providing BMWs as the Official Car, will begin with the qualifying draw on 25 and 26 February 2017. The main event will serve up the action on 27 February till 5 March 2017, when the finals of the Singles and Doubles will be held. 
 
Tournament Director and Executive Chairman of Carbon Sports, Mr. Keld Kristiansen said, “It is going to be a week-long tennis extravaganza for fans. Held at a perfect venue – ALYA Kuala Lumpur – we are set to see world-class tennis players displaying top quality performances. A host of activities has also been lined up to make it a ‘tennis week’; kids tennis camp, adults tennis camp, a CEO Challenge and a forum by renowned Jeff Spencer, an Olympian cyclist and award winning chiropractor, to name a few.”

Besides the ones mentioned, other notable international players taking part in the tournament include Caroline Garcia, Wang Qiang, Sorana Cirstea, Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei. 
 
Additionally, Malaysian tennis fans will see one or two of their very own players in this tournament via the ‘Wild-Card’ entry. 
 
Tickets are affordably priced (see attached schedule) for fans to watch top class tennis up close and personal in a unique environment surrounded by nature and open spaces, minutes away from the city centre.

About Sime Darby Property Berhad

Sime Darby Property is the property arm of Sime Darby Berhad. On the back of a successful 40-year track record of developing sustainable communities, Sime Darby Property has to date built 23 active townships/developments with a global reach that encompasses assets and operations across the Asia Pacific region and the United Kingdom. In the UK, as part of a Malaysian consortium, Sime Darby Property is the developer of the iconic Battersea Power Station project in central London. 
 
Sime Darby Property is a multiple award-winning property group with numerous local and international accolades. It is the first Malaysian property developer to be awarded the International FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards twice for its Subang Jaya and UEP Subang Jaya townships. The company bagged its 7th consecutive Gold at the Putra Brand Awards 2016 and its 5th consecutive Top 10 Developers Awards at the BCI Asia 2015. Sime Darby Property has also been recognised as among the top developers in Malaysia in the annual The Edge Top Property Developers Awards, a recognition which the company consistently receives since 2009.

For more information, log on to www.simedarbyproperty.com

About ALYA Kuala Lumpur

ALYA Kuala Lumpur is the master brand positioning of Sime Darby Property’s development formerly known as KLGCC Resort, located in the pristine landscape of Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. ALYA Kuala Lumpur comprises 8 development parcels spanning 61 acres covering residential, commercial, retail and hospitality. Within ALYA Kuala Lumpur is the TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s premier golf and country club, resonating exquisite urban living amid the serenity of Mother Nature. With a total size of 360 acres (including TPC Kuala Lumpur) and an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM8 billion, ALYA Kuala Lumpur creates a global unique lifestyle master brand that can be replicated abroad and other premier locations in Malaysia.

For more information, visit alya.com.my

About TPC Kuala Lumpur

Formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur is a 36-hole tournamentstandard course strategically located in the lush landscape of Bukit Kiara, just eight kilometres from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its proprietor Sime Darby Property designed the club as an elegant and relaxing golf haven surrounded by natural beauty.

TPC Kuala Lumpur defines new standards in golf and country clubs with its superior service, excellent facilities and warm hospitality. The high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby Property and incorporates state-of-the art technologies with impressive attention to detail. Visit TPCKL.com for more information. Like us on Facebook - TPC Kuala Lumpur to gain insights on our latest happenings. 

About Carbon Sports

Carbon Sports group of companies is a professional Sports Marketing, Media and Entertainment company that specialises in conceptualising, and executing campaigns and programmes in Sports and Entertainment for international and local companies and government agencies.

Over the last two decades, the people behind Carbon Sports have initiated, developed and implemented iconic Sports and Entertainment projects and events around the world with focus on the Asia-Pacific region. They are ‘first-movers’ in a multi-billion dollar industry who introduced many first-time projects in the region in golf, tennis, cycling, motorsport, sailing and many other areas. Carbon Sports has always taken a holistic approach to all its work and projects to ensure that it makes a difference to the community, the sport itself and the stakeholders while ensuring maximum return for partner companies and agencies.

For more info, visit www.carbon-worldwide.com

Carbon Sports Sdn Bhd
Address: No 26-2, Jln 2/109E
Desa Business Park,
Taman Desa, Off Old Klang Road,
58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +603 7983 5555

SIME DARBY PROPERTY MEDIA CONTACT:
  
Sherliza Zaharudin 
Head, Corporate Communications
Sime Darby Property Berhad
Mobile: 019-2676346
E-mail: sherliza.zaharudin@simedarby.com

CARBON SPORTS MEDIA CONTACT:

Gabriele Sani
Marketing Executive
Carbon Sports
Mobile: 019 - 6327643
E-mail: gabriele.s@carbon-worldwide.com
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