Malaysia’s Aslina Chua Awarded Spot In Singles Main Draw of The BMW Malaysian Open 2013


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23rd February 2013 – Aslina Chua’s determination and hard work see her being rewarded with a place in the singles main draw of the BMW Malaysian Open 2013.

Predominantly a double-handed backhand player, the 17-year-old won the Women’s Singles Champion title at the BMW Malaysian National Circuit Masters last December, among other distinguished achievements. The BMW Malaysian Open is being held for the first time, at the Royal Selangor Golf Club from the 25th of February to the 3rd of March 2013.

Aslina, also a winner in women’s doubles will be looking forward to the challenge of playing alongside some of the world’s best tennis players, including Denmark’s former World No.1, Caroline Wozniacki and Japan’s top player, Ayumi Morita.

A talented right-handed player who is touted as one of Malaysia’s best prospects, Aslina will gain invaluable experience from just being in the main draw and it is the capable foresight of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia and the sponsors BMW Malaysia that has given her the opportunity to sidestep the qualifiers.

BMW’s commitment to sports excellence is well chronicled the world over and their continued involvement in this WTA event in Malaysia is important as it is equally vital to the growth of the game here.

YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Razak Latiff, President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM), acknowledged BMW’s contribution to the sport when he said “BMW Group Malaysia has been dedicated in nurturing the development of future tennis players in Malaysia and has made a huge contribution to the growth of the sport in Malaysia.  Tennis is an elite sport and it involves significant financial contributions.

“We are indeed thankful to have the support of  BMW, who understand the importance of elevating the status of the local sports arena,” he added

The draw for the BMW Malaysian Open 2013 is scheduled for Saturday, 23rd of February,  while the qualifiers are set to take place on Sunday and Monday, with the tournament proper due to start on Tuesday and run through Sunday, 3rd March.

The BMW Malaysian Open taking place for the first time at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) from 25th February to 3rd March 2013. The tournament is promoted and organized by LTAM and Carbon Worldwide Sdn Bhd with BMW as the title sponsor and sanctioned by the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM).

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