KUNMING: The 2019 “Belt and Road Colorful Yunnan” Kunming International Tennis Tournament kicked off on Sunday at Wenquan Peninsula International Tennis Center, Anning City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

A total of 11 teams from China and 10 South and South-east Asian countries including Myanmar, Thailand and Laos will participate in the tournament. The tournament will include men’s and women’s singles categories along with doubles and mix doubles categories. The winning prize for the tournament has been set at one million yuan.

Zhang Shuai, Chinese women’s tennis player and the ambassador of the tournament will represent the host Yunnan Anning team. Zhang said that the tournament is a beneficial attempt and innovation of folk sports diplomacy in Asia.

Source: Xinhua News Agency