Amanda Anisimova and Madison Brengle headline subsequent month’s Midland, Michigan area.
5 prime 100 gamers—Ann Li (No. 69), Anisimova (No. 81), Brengle (No. 88), Claire Liu (No. 94) and Lauren Davis (No. 97)—are among the many gamers who’ve entered the thirty third version of the Dow Tennis Basic that can happen November, 1-Seventh.
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“We will’t wait to welcome the world’s prime skilled tennis athletes to Midland,” mentioned match director Alex Maga. “The Dow Tennis Basic has all the time attracted the sport’s finest and this 12 months isn’t any totally different. With one in every of our strongest participant fields thus far, we look ahead to having each new and returning expertise competing in entrance of the Nice Lakes Bay area crowd.”
The total singles area on the 2021 match will function 32 singles gamers, 21 of whom are included on the preliminary entry checklist. An extra 4 gamers shall be added by means of a two-round qualifying occasion whereas as much as six further gamers shall be awarded wild playing cards by the match.
Right here’s an outline of the 2021 Dow Tennis Basic area:
*5 WTA singles titles winners (Amanda Anisimova—2019 Bogota, Misako Doi—2015 Luxembourg, Nao Hibino—2015 Tashkent & 2019 Hiroshima, Coco Vandeweghe – 2014 & 2016 Rosmalen, Kurumi Nara – 2014 Rio de Janeiro) 4 former Dow Tennis Basic champions (Madison Brengle—2018, Lauren Davis—2013, Olga Govortsova—2012, Catherine McNally—2019)
*Eight international locations are represented
*11 gamers aged 25 or youthful (Youngest are 19-year-olds Catherine McNally, Hailey Baptiste and Katie Volynets) 4 gamers aged 30 or older (Oldest is 33-year-old Olga Govortsova)
Under are the 21 gamers on the preliminary entry checklist:
(WTA Rank) Identify Age, Nation
(69) Ann Li 21, United States
(81) Amanda Anisimova 20, United States
(88) Madison Brengle 31, United States
(94) Claire Liu 21, United States
(97) Lauren Davis 28, United States
(109) Misako Doi 30, Japan
(121) Nao Hibino 26, Japan
(127) Maddison Inglis 23, Australia
(132 SR) Priscilla Hon 23, Australia
(138) Olga Govortsova 33, Belarus
(140) Harriet Dart 25, Nice Britain
(144) Catherine McNally 19, United States
(145) Coco Vandeweghe 29, United States
(163) Katarzyna Kawa 28, Poland
(167) Lizette Cabrera 23, Australia
(168) Hailey Baptiste 19, United States
(169) Grace Min 27, United States
(170) Kurumi Nara 29, Japan
(182) Katie Volynets 19, United States
(186) Valentini Grammatikopoulou 24, Greece
(186 SR) Jia-Jing Lu 31, China
Transferring from its conventional late January/early February time slot, the Dow Tennis Basic joins the WTA Tour as a 125 occasion with complete prize cash of $115,000 and 160 rating factors for the champion.
Singles qualifying motion will happen October Thirty first-November 1st.
The primary draw for the WTA 125 match, which is able to function 16 doubles groups along with the 32-player singles area, will start Monday, Nov. 1 with a featured night session beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The doubles closing shall be contested on Saturday, November sixth, whereas the singles closing shall be performed on Sunday, November Seventh at 2:00 p.m.
All tickets for the occasion on the Higher Midland Tennis Middle are on sale now at dowtennisclassic.com or by cellphone at + 1 (989) 631-6151. Basic admission seating for featured matches is offered for $15 per grownup, with juniors 17 & beneath receiving free admission. VIP field seats are additionally out there and embrace seats for all seven featured periods, Grand Slam eating, grownup drinks and the choice for reserved parking areas.
In February 2020, Shelby Rogers defeated Anhelina Kalinina to say the ITF World Tennis Tour title. On the 2020 US Open she reached the quarterfinals for the primary time in her profession, shedding to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. Simply final month, she defeated world No. 1 Asheligh Barty en path to Spherical 4 of the US Open. In doubles, the American staff of Caroline Dolehide & Maria Sanchez took residence the title after a straight units win over Savinykh and Wickmayer.
In an ever-evolving world, the Dow Tennis Basic will preserve the very best stage of well being and security requirements for followers, gamers, volunteers and workers. To stay up to date on measures for the occasion, go to dowtennisclassic.com.
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