# Pegula Ranked 5th and Venus, the Oldest, Will Participate in this Year's Women's Tennis Korea Open # Female tennis stars such as world No. 5 Jessica Pegula and veteran Venus Williams (USA) will participate in this year's Women's Professional Tennis (WTA) Tour Hana Bank Korea Open. **[온라인카지노](https://www.casinositeking.com)** The list of major players who will participate in the Korea Open, which will be held from October 7 to 15 at the tennis court at Olympic Park in Seoul, was revealed on the 13th. Pegula, a Korean-American who is in his prime this year, will participate in the Korea Open again for the first time in four years since 2019. Although he was eliminated in the first round of the 2019 competition, he is considered the strongest candidate to win this competition. Pegula showed a remarkable rise this year, winning the Doha tournament and the WTA 1000 series, the Montreal tournament. In major tournaments this season, he reached the quarterfinals twice (Australian Open and Wimbledon). **[Jessica Pegula](https://bm.cari.com.my/home.php?mod=space&uid=2570083&do=blog&quickforward=1&id=475239)** also plans to hold a fan meeting event during the competition. Yelena Ostapenko (Latvia), a regular at the Korea Open, will also participate in this year's tournament. Ostapenko is a player familiar to domestic fans, having appeared in the Korea Open for three consecutive years since 2017. In particular, after winning the French Open in June 2017, he received a lot of attention by participating in the Korea Open in September of that year. Williams, the oldest active player at 43 years old this year, and defending champions Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) and Beatrice Adad Maia (Brazil) will also participate. The Korea Open started in 2004 and is Korea's only WTA tour tournament, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Several domestic players have had the opportunity to compete on the professional stage through the Korea Open. For domestic fans who do not have many opportunities to watch advanced tennis at home, it is a valuable stage where they can see the brilliant play of major tournament winners. The Korea Open will be held as a WTA 250 tournament until this year, but starting next year, it will be promoted to a **[Women's Professional Tennis](https://linkhay.com/blog/917394/benjamin-s-perfect-pitch-until-2-outs-in-the-7th-inning)** 500 tournament, which is one level higher, and more prestigious players are expected to visit Seoul. Tickets can be purchased through Hana Bank's mobile app Hana One Q starting at 6 p.m. on the 14th.