Amanda Anisimova and Madison Brengle headline subsequent month’s Midland, Michigan subject.
5 high 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 Traditional that can happen November, 1-Seventh.
“We are able to’t wait to welcome the world’s high skilled tennis athletes to Midland,” stated event director Alex Maga. “The Dow Tennis Traditional has at all times attracted the sport’s greatest and this yr is not any totally different. With one in every of our strongest participant fields up to now, we stay up for having each new and returning expertise competing in entrance of the Nice Lakes Bay area crowd.”
The complete singles subject on the 2021 event will function 32 singles gamers, 21 of whom are included on the preliminary entry listing. A further 4 gamers will probably be added via a two-round qualifying occasion whereas as much as six further gamers will probably be awarded wild playing cards by the event.
Right here’s an summary of the 2021 Dow Tennis Traditional subject:
*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 Traditional 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)
Beneath are the 21 gamers on the preliminary entry listing:
(WTA Rank) Title 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 Traditional joins the WTA Tour as a 125 occasion with whole prize cash of $115,000 and 160 rating factors for the champion.
Singles qualifying motion will happen October Thirty first-November 1st.
The principle draw for the WTA 125 event, which can function 16 doubles groups along with the 32-player singles subject, will start Monday, Nov. 1 with a featured night session beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The doubles closing will probably be contested on Saturday, November sixth, whereas the singles closing will probably be performed on Sunday, November Seventh at 2:00 p.m.
All tickets for the occasion on the Better Midland Tennis Middle are on sale now at dowtennisclassic.com or by telephone at + 1 (989) 631-6151. Basic admission seating for featured matches is out there for $15 per grownup, with juniors 17 & below receiving free admission. VIP field seats are additionally out there and embody 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 assert 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 group 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 Traditional will keep the best degree 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.
Photograph credit score: Garrett Ellwood/USTA/US Open