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The Malaysian Open (formerly known as the Malaysian Tennis Classic) is a professional women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. The event is affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and is an International-level tournament on the WTA Tour. The event has been held at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort and The Royal Selangor Golf Club. The first edition of the event took place from February 22–28, 2010. In 2011 the event became sponsored by BMW.[1]

BMW Malaysian Open
Malaysian Open 2011 Women's Logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded2010; 9 years ago (2010)
LocationKuala Lumpur
Malaysia
VenueBukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort (2010–2012)
RSGC (since 2013)
SurfaceHard - outdoors
Draw32S / 24Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$226,750 (2017)
Websitebmwmalaysianopen.com
Current champions (2017)
Women's singlesAustralia Ashleigh Barty
Women's doublesAustralia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua

Initially, the organisers operated with a license directly from WTA. However, later on they cut a deal for a lease of WTA Palermo's license in late-2013. The last Malaysian Open will be held in 2018, after which, WTA Palermo returns to the tour calendar in 2019.[2]

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Past finalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BMW announces Kuala Lumpur sponsorship
  2. ^ "Carbon Worldwide pulls plug on WTA Malaysian Open". NST Online. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

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