Temporary Tokyo venue has pink court

The WTA Tour Premier tour stop in Tokyo has a temporary home this year.

The regular venue, Ariake Coliseum, is being renovated ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

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So rather than being outdoors with a retractable roof, the tournament will be held indoors at the Tachikawa Arena and Dome. That’s about an hour’s drive west of Tokyo.

It stands out immediately, the organizers having made the call to install a bright pink court surface.

We’ve seen it before, at an exhibition in France, and in 2012 at Roland Garros for the women’s legends. But this is for real.

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