A few more countries now have qualifiers for the Junior Road To Singapore event.
The program features competition for young girls across the Asia-Pacific region with a vision to promote high-level athlete development, health, fitness and empowerment of women through tennis.
The qualifiers from each country will compete at the Kallang Tennis Centre on October 17-19 in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, with the finals being played on Center Court at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 20. The players will also get to meet with some of this year's WTA Finals' stars and Legends.
"I am really looking forward to competing with the best girls in Asia and to meeting the top WTA stars," said Malaysia's 14s representative Suhana Sofea.
"I am very happy that I played very well and am looking forward to seeing the top WTA stars," said Malaysia's 16s representative Belinda Chai.
"I really want to be part of the Junior Road To Singapore because I hope that I can be Inspired by the elite WTA players and someday to be one of them," said Indonesia's 14s representative Shevita Aulana.
"I hope that the Junior Road To Singapore event will give me motivation and inspiration to achieve my highest goals in my tennis career, and having the tennis stars environment, I hope that I can become one someday," said Indonesia's 16s representative Rifanty Kahfiany.
Also, China recently announced Cao Siqi as its 14s representative and Nima Zhuoma as its 16s representative, Japan revealed Yuki Ando as its 14s representative and Eri Shimizu as its 16s representative, and Vietnam named Thu Uyen Dao as its 14s representative and Thu Phuong Nguyen as its 16s representative.
"It will be a great pleasure to visit the WTA Finals venue in Singapore and to play against top junior players in Asian countries," Ando said. "It will be a wonderful experience and I will do my best as the representative of Japan."
"I'm so happy to be invited to this wonderful tournament," Shimizu said. "I will do my best! I can’t wait."
Singapore and the Philippines named their competitors previously. Other countries who will announce their qualifiers later are Laos, Hong Kong, Thailand and India.
In addition to their on-court experience, each Junior Road To Singapore qualifier will participate in a community project in their local market.