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Local rising stars to slug it out in Sanya

By  Sun Xiaochen  (China Daily)

10:17, September 25, 2012

Scorching tennis hits China every October, but it's not all about the world elite slugging it out in Beijing and Shanghai.

It also includes the Mercedes-Benz Cup China Tennis Grand Prix, the top annual domestic event where the nation's young stars wrap up the calendar year of Chinese tennis.

This year's event will shift to the coastal city of Sanya, Hainan province, from Oct 21-28, after four consecutive events in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

The tournament will attract more than 120 young players in singles and doubles at a 32-player draw challenger competition from Oct 21-23.

The top 10 male and female players will earn berths to battle some of China's top player