International Women’s Tennis Back In Nottingham

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
International Women’s Tennis Back In Nottingham

A bumper summer of international tennis continues in Nottingham, with a women’s $10k event on the outdoor courts at The Nottingham Tennis Centre, from Sunday 18 September to Saturday 24 September, with free entry to spectators. The Aegon GB Pro-Series Nottingham is an ITF Pro Circuit women’s $10k event, which has seen a number of players since move on to the higher echelons of the game. All the world’s top players sharpened their professional careers at this level, and this year’s line-up sees a good blend of British and overseas players. In fact last year’s equivalent men’s event saw Britain’s Dan Evans take the title, which acted as the launch pad for his meteoric rise up the ranking’s, including having a match point against eventual champion Stan Wawrinka at the recent US Open.

19 year old Margot Yerolymos is the highest ranked player for next week. The fast rising French teenager has already won a $10k singles title, and reached 3 finals in 2016, whilst also making her debut at this year’s French Open, where she competed in the qualifying event.

The British entry is headed up by teenager , Emily Appleton, who has just celebrated her 17th birthday, and recently returned from competing on the ITF Pro Circuit in Colombia, followed by the US Open junior event. Appleton who has a current junior world ranking of 28, has spent much of 2016 competing on the ITF Pro and Junior Circuits, and as well as the US Open has competed in the main draw of Wimbledon and French Open junior events Tournament Director, Richard Joyner, said ‘This year the Nottingham Tennis Centre has already staged WTA and ATP pre-Wimbledon grass court events, the British Wheelchair Open Championships, together with the National Junior Championships of Great Britain. The Centre is once again proving to be a major venue for international tennis, and next week is another great chance to see some rising stars of the future’.

Joyner added ‘The ITF Pro-Circuit has been the launch pad for the majority of top player’s, when making the transition from the junior to professional game. Dan Evans, for example, has risen to the verge of the world’s top 50, since winning last year’s equivalent men’s event, and climbing nearly 700 places in 12 months’ 

Women’s qualifying for the Aegon GB Pro-Series Nottingham is Sunday 18 & Monday 19 September, with main draw Tuesday 20 September to Saturday 24 September. The women’s singles final is scheduled for 11.00am on Saturday 24 September.

Entry for spectators throughout the week is free of charge.

As well as coming along to watch, you can follow the action through live scoring, on

www.lta.org.uk/agbps

Whilst the updated entry list can be found at: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women'stournament/info.aspxtournamentid=1100037981

 
 

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