Plenty of competitive global women's tennis is happening in town this week. Whatever word in that sentence made you sit up, it's going to be a lot of entertainment.
The International Tennis Federation, in association with the All-India Tennis Association, is organising the 10K Women's Tennis Tournament from 26th March to 1st April, at the SAAP Tennis Complex in Lal Bahadur Stadium compound. 32 players from various countries like China, Chinese Taipei, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, Australia, Venezuela, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Indonesia, besides India, are participating in this tournament.
Matches will held in the singles and the doubles categories in the knockout format. 18 players have qualified directly into the main draw by virtue of their world rankings, and the remaining 14 will be decided among 23 players by way of qualification matches that will be held on 25th March. All the matches will be played on the hard court surface.
Liu Wan Ting of China is the top-seeded player of the tournament, followed by Chen Yi of Chinese Taipei, Voegele Stefanie of Switzerland, Feys Debbrich of Belgium and Liu Amber of USA. With the withdrawal of top Indian players like Rushmi Chakravarthi and Ankita Bhambri, Sanaa Bhambri is the highest ranked Indian player. She is the 6th seeded player here, and currently ranks 550 in the world (top seed Liu Wan Ting's s ranking is 393).
Sonal Phadke (seeded 10th), Appineni Prerna Mythri (11th), Geeta Manohar (13th), Ashmitha Easwara Murthy (15th) and Gunuganti Janaki (18th) are the other Indians in the fray. The prize money at stake is $10,000.
For further details, please contact the Tournament Director S Narendranath at 98859-80058.