Ahead of the Thailand Open 2020 which takes place from 8-16 February in Hua Hin, it has been revealed that the courts will be turning a vivid pink colour as part of their charity initiative to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

The ticket sales for the event will go to the Queen Sirikit Centre Breast Cancer Foundation; which is based in Thailand. It is an important cause with 2.1 million females globally each year impacted; it also causes the greatest number of cancer related deaths among women around the world.

Wang Yafan and Chloe Pacquet also raised awareness before the event taking part in tennis clinics and activities with children; as the action not only is about the tennis but also taking action against breast cancer and promoting early screening.

Among those players in action include World No.5 Elina Svitolina, former Grand Slam winner Sam Stosur; as well as Dayana Yastremska and Chinese star Zheng Saisai.

Thailand Open Tournament Co-Director Paradorn Srichaphan said the following ahead of the event: “This is such a fantastic cause and as a world class women’s sports event; we want to do our bit to fight a disease which affects so many women around the world and here in Thailand. The courts look and play great; we know that they will see plenty of amazing tennis during the week.”

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Author: Samuel Gill