Chennai: The International Women’s Open Tennis Tournament in which leading players will participate will be held in Chennai from today.
From 1997 to 2017, the men’s ATP tennis tournament was held in Chennai. Since then due to various reasons the tournament was shifted to Maharashtra in 2018.
Meanwhile, preparations were underway to hold the international women’s tennis tournament in Chennai. All India Tennis Federation and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association took this initiative.
In this case, it was decided to hold the WTA Women’s Tennis Tournament in Chennai. Following this, with the support of Tamil Nadu Government, this competition was held at STAD in Nungambakkam, Chennai. It will be held from today (September 12) to 18 at the Tennis Stadium. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin has allocated the funds for conducting the competition.
Matches will be held in singles and doubles categories in the tournament where top players will participate. In the singles category, 22 players will participate directly, 4 through wild card entry and 6 through the qualifying round.
The leading players in the tournament are Alison Risky Amritraj (USA), Varvara Kraseva (Russia), Magda Lynette (Poland), Rebecca Peterson (Sweden), Tatjana Maria (Germany), Qing Wang (China), Chiloipacket (France), Rebecca Marino (Canada). , Moyuka Uchuima (Japan), Oksana Chelakmeteva (Russia), Anna Blingova (Russia), Anastasia Kasanova (Russia), Linda Bruvirtova (Czech Republic), Kadarzyna Kava (Poland), Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium), Victoria Jimenez (Andorra) , Ariane Hardona (Netherlands), Joanne Jugger (Switzerland), Katie Swan (Britain), Carol Zhao (Canada), Despina Papamikail (Greece), Eugene Bouchard (Canada), Ankita Raina (India), Karman Kaur Thandi (India) They are going to play.
Alison Risky Amirtaraj is the first seed of the tournament, Varvaragrasheva is the second seed, and Magda Lynette is the third seed.