Dementieva, Kirilenko, Mirza, Zheng to play exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in December


Elena DementievaMaria Kirilenko

Kuala Lumpur, Malasya, will welcome Russians Elena Dementieva and Maria Kirilenko, Indian Sania Mirza and Chinese Zheng Jie at the Showdown of Champions 2009, an exhibition event set to take place December 18-19.
Sania MirzaZheng Jie
The exhibition is a nice intro to the Malasya Classic, a new International-level tournament added to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour calendar to be hosted by Kuala Lumpur in February 2010. (source: HCFoo’s Tennis Blog, photos: chascow, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Ralf Reinecke)


  1. I remember Elena D. stating that during certain parts of the year, she overplayed and therefore was tired. It bothers me that exhibitions are during their time off and that some people complain and do something like an exhibition anyway. I like Dementieva a lot and want her to be ready to defend her points before and during the AO. I know this a women’s tennis blog, but Nadal who is complaining about the length of the season is doing the same thing by playing an exhibition in Abu Dhabi before the warm-ups of the AO.


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