Thailand King dies, WTA Hua Hin gets cancelled

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Thailand King dies, WTA Hua Hin gets cancelled

The WTA 125k of Hua Hin, scheduled to take place from 7 to 13 November, has been postponed for an unusual reason. The death of the Thailandia King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away at age 88 after being charged since he was 18, caused a national mourning.

All the sports or entertainament events have been cancelled for a month. A bad news not only for the organizers of the Hua Hin event, but also for the several good players who had committed to play there, including top 100 like Naomi Broady or Maria Sakkari, or also Denisa Allertova and Mandy Minella.

The second edition of the tournament, that was won last year by Yaroslava Shvedova, has been postponed until early 2017.

WTA 125 Events are a new category of events opened in 2012 in order to give further chances to the low ranked players: it's in the middle between WTA and ITF.

This year seven were expected to take place, four in November: Limoges, Taipei and Honolulu are left.

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