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Kia Motors Extended The Sponsorship Of The Australian Open

25.01.2008

Kia Motors has a long association with tennis worldwide. Kia is the major sponsor of the grand slam tournament “Australian Open” as well as the worldwide sponsor of the “Davis Cup” since 2002.

Rafael Nadal, the second best player of the world chart, has become the ambassador of Kia brand. Rafael´s participation at this year´s Australian Open ended in semifinals, when he unexpectedly lost to French Jo-Wilfriedom Tsongom. The Slovak tennis player Daniela Hantuchova also marked a significant success at this tournament, when she secured her position at the top four. Her advancement to the finals was cramped by the Serbian player Anna Ivanovicova, who beat her in semifinals.

On the penultimate day of the 103rd tennis tournament Australian Open, Kia Motors announced an extent of the sponsorship until 2013.