WTA players hit BMW Malaysian Open player party

The BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur is celebrating its half a decade of existence this week and to launch the event women’s tennis players gathered for a party at the venue overlooking the city’s signature Petronas Towers.

Pliskova twins

The Pliskova twins

Czech world No.75 Karolina Pliskova is the tournament’s defending champion. Her twin sister Kristyna is also in the draw. Last year in Linz they became the first twins ever to win a WTA doubles title.

Malaysian Open

Zhang Shuai, Dominika Cibulkova, Kimiko Date-Krumm and Chan Hao-Ching

Dominika Cibulkova, playing her first tournament since becoming a Top 10 player, opted for the Malaysian Open instead of joining her teammates for the Fed Cup this weekend in Quebec. Cibulkova is the top seed at the event.

Kimiko Date Krumm

The most glowing face at the player party was the 43-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm, although her participation was cut short as she retired in the first round against Cagla Buyukakcay.

BMW Malaysian Open 2014 Player Party

The night also featured a fashion show including our WTA players. (photos: BMW Malaysian Open)

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