In a tournament for beginners who are in charge of one of the domestic tennis crazes, the winner who got a chance to intuition at the French Open was decided.
Seo Hyo-young,스포츠토토 a former table tennis player, won the championship with Park Ho-eon in the final of the ‘tvN Sports X Lacoste Beginners Open’ held on the 11th at the Olympic Park tennis court in Seoul. Seo Hyo-young, who took first place in the Lacoste League, defeated Jung In-hwan and Park Yu-na, who took first place in the tvN SPORTS league.
This tournament was held by tvN SPORTS, a sports channel specializing in sports, in celebration of its first anniversary. The application for participation was completed within 17 seconds of the start of recruitment, and there were over 90 teams waiting, drawing keen attention.
In the mixed doubles tournament held for two days on the 10th and 11th, Hyoyoung Seo got the opportunity to watch the quarterfinals of the French Open, a major tournament given to the winning team. The runner-up team received a prize of 500,000 won.
Seo Hyo-young is the younger sister of ‘Ulzzang’ Seo Hyo-won (Korea Racing Association), the eldest sister of the Korean table tennis team. Seo Hyo-young is also a former player who won medals in international competitions such as the Universiade, and she is currently active as a commentator.
Of course, Seo Hyo-young is a beginner among beginners who has only been in tennis for about 8 months. However, as much as she played the same racquet sport, she vomited the spirit of winning by beating senior tennis players with her extraordinary motor skills. Seo Hyo-young said, “I hope there will be more opportunities like the Beginners Open so that beginners can fall in love with tennis through more tournament experiences.”
Hee-kyun Jeong, president of the Korea Tennis Association, who awarded the winners on the 11th, said, “Congratulations to all of you who have fallen into the happy quagmire of tennis, and we will continue to work harder to spread tennis culture.” At the awards ceremony, executive director Song Hyeon-gwi of Lacoste and team leader Koo Kyo-eun of tvN SPORTS also presented awards.
tvN SPORTS also donated a youth development fund and showed its will to expand the base of tennis. tvN Sports, which broadcast the first major tournament of the season, the Australian Open, is also the host broadcaster for the Francois Open, which starts at the end of this month.