Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) Three former WTA World No.1 champions Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic will lead the field at the upcoming WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, a media report said on Friday. The event features both singles and doubles and will be staged in the Chinese coastal city of Zhuhai, Xinhua reported. The Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai will take place at the new, custom designed and state-of-the-art Zhuhai Hengqin International Tennis Center. With a total prize money of $2.15 million and 700 ranking points awarded to the champion, the tournament is one of the most prestigious on the tennis calendar, a status highlighted by the addition of tennis legend Li Na as an ambassador. 

Among the prominent list of Zhuhai competitors are 2015 US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci, rising stars Karolina Pliskova, Madison Keys, and Elina Svitolina. “We are excited to bring elite professional tennis to the spectacular city of Zhuhai for this inaugural event,” stated Steve Simon, CEO of the WTA. “The Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai is a new event on the WTA calendar with an innovative format,” stated Peter Johnston, tournament director.

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Marquez Takes Pole For Australian Moto GP

    Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 21 (IANS) Repsol Honda's Spanish rider Marc Marquez is set to take the pole position in the upcoming MotoGP Australian Motorcycle...

    Lucky To Have Zlatan, Lukaku: Smalling

    Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Manchester United defender Chris Smalling said on Saturday his club is lucky to have the presence of strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and...

    PK Banerjee Lambasts FIFA LOC For Poor Treatment To Former Greats

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian football legend P.K. Banerjee on Saturday lashed out at the FIFA Local Organising Committee (LOC) for not felicitating many top...
    Sri Lanka, Interim Coach, Nic Pothas, Physio, Nirmalan Dhanabalasingham, Nic Lee, Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka Cricket Manager,

    Sri Lanka Interim Coach Nic Pothas alongside Physio Pulls Out of Lahore T20I

    At least seven Sri Lankan players have shown a cold shoulder to play in Pakistan in the final Twenty20 fixture which has been scheduled...

    2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup: Quarter-Final 1 – Mali Beat Ghana To Secure Their...

    The previous runner-up Mali reached the semifinal after beating Ghana 2-1 in the quarter-final of 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Indira Gandhi Athletic...