Canon Sponsored China Open 2007 Draws Stars From Across the World

Jul 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from China Open Promotions Limited

    BEIJING, July 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Tennis stars Elena Dementieva,
 Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Marcos Baghdatis, Mario Ancic,
 Nikolay Davydenko and Tommy Robredo will be among the top names competing
 in the 2007 China Open tennis tournament in September, event organizers
 said at a press conference at the Beijing Kerry Centre Hotel Thursday.
     Serving Another Winner - Canon sponsors the China Open with high
     The 2007 China Open, to be held in Beijing from Sept. 8 to Sept. 23,
 will be a grander and more spectacular event than before, according to the
 tournament organizing committee. Already one of the most attractive
 non-Grand Slam events on the world tennis calendar, this year's China Open
 will draw on new technology, participation by some of the world's leading
 players and more than a touch of Beijing glamour to establish itself as one
 of the world's leading tennis tournaments.
     Beauty Matchmaking: "China Open cheering squad Show" collaborates with
 "Miss World"
     The Kappa Tennis Cheering Squad Show, a cheerleader campaign for the
 China Open, has already started, and would-be cheerleaders have been
 signing up with great enthusiasm. As part of a collaboration between the
 57th Miss World competition and the China Open, the top three from the
 Cheerleading Show will be entered into the final Beijing round of the Miss
 World campaign.
     In order to select the best cheering squad, put greater emphasis on
 their artistic skills and voluntary service, and also help realize the
 dreams of girls wanting to showcase their glamour at the China Open, the
 2007 China Open Share Tennis event will select the cheering squad.
 "Fashionable, healthy and pretty" will be the common standard when
 selecting the best for both the Kappa Tennis Cheering Squad Show and Miss
 World. The two events will therefore be working closely together in the
 interests of "beauty matchmaking."
     Theme Song Contest of China Open
     The curtain for the 2007 China Open theme song contest will soon fall.
 Arranged by the China Open organizing committee and run by Beijing's Zhu
 Shu Group, this contest has lasted almost three months. The objective is to
 find the theme song for the China Open. The contest received over 1,300
 songs in total from China and abroad, and more than a million people
 participated. It caught the attention of over 100 print media, radio
 channels and internet media, making it one of the hottest musical events of
 the first half of 2007. By the end of the fifth round of online polling, a
 total of 342 compositions were lined up in front of the professional
 judges, including 91 amateur songs, 209 amateur demos and 42 professional
     After lengthy deliberations by the seven professional judges --
 deliberations that took professionalism, entertainment value, catchiness
 and production values into consideration -- both the amateur and the
 professional judges short-listed their respective top tens from the 342
     Clearly, sport and music will combine harmoniously at this year's
 tournament. We strongly believe that enthusiasm, passion and style will
 represent the spirit of the 2007 China Open.
     2007 China Open
      Date: Sept. 8 to Sept. 23, 2007
      Venue: Beijing Tennis Center, Beijing
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