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With $225 million in new facilities, the Wuhan Open aims to turn the hometown of China’s biggest tennis star into a major global center for the sport

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
ost of the top 10 female tennis players will participate in the Wuhan Open, staged in the hometown of Li Na, who became the first Asian player to win a majors singles title with her 2011 victory at the French Open.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.