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The WTA Future Stars is an engagement platform aimed at encouraging young boys and girls throughout Asia-Pacific to live a better life through sport. Through tennis, the goal is to inculcate in the next generation the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, teamwork, discipline and focus which will build strength in character that will benefit them both on the tennis court and in life.

As part of the program, the WTA Future Stars Tournament gathers some of the top juniors from the region to compete during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, with the final being played on Center Court. These aspiring U-14 and U-16 players will compete against some of their best peers in the region and also enjoy the opportunity to watch the biggest stars of the WTA in action.

The WTA Future Stars also features a grassroots development initiative to introduce the sport to less privileged communities throughout Asia-Pacific. WTA Future Stars Clinics have been conducted in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and the outreach continues to grow.



Australia
Qualifiers to be announced.
Cambodia
Qualifiers to be announced.
China
Qualifiers to be announced.
Chinese-Taipei
Yang Ya Yi
Ya-Yi Yang
U14

Country: Chinese Taipei
Date of Birth: 30 May 2004
Height: 163cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Lee Kuan Yi
Lee Kuan-Yi
U16

Country: Chinese Taipei
Date of Birth: 28 September 2002
Height: 174cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Hong Kong
Tang Lok Shu
Tang Lok Shu (Ophelia)
U14

Country: Hong Kong
Date of Birth: 26 April 2006
Height: 145cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Kwok Hong Kiu
Kwok Hong Kiu
U16

Country: Hong Kong
Date of Birth: 17 August 2002
Height: 158cm
Plays: Left-handed
 
India
Qualifiers to be announced.
Indonesia
Qualifiers to be announced.
Japan
Mio Kozaki
Mio Kozaki
U14

Country: Japan
Date of Birth: 30 January 2004
Height: 157cm
Plays: Left-handed
 
Ayu Ishibashi
Ayu Ishibashi
U16

Country: Japan
Date of Birth: 19 May 2002
Height: 162cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Kazakhstan
Qualifiers to be announced.
Korea
Minseo Kim
Kim MinSeo
U14

Country: Korea
Date of Birth: 24 January 2004
Height: 160cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Hyeseo Shin
Hyeseo Shin
U16

Country: Korea
Date of Birth: 17 April 2002
Height: 158cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Laos
Qualifiers to be announced.
Malaysia
Qualifiers to be announced.
Nepal
Saloni Tamang
Saloni Tamang
U14

Country: Nepal
Date of Birth: 20 February 2004
Height: 167cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Preana Koirala
Preana Koirala
U16

Country: Nepal
Date of Birth: 18 September 2003
Height: 165cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
New Zealand
Tina Marie Li
Tina Marie Li
U14

Country: New Zealand
 
Vivian Yang
Vivian Yang
U16

Country: New Zealand
 
Pacific Oceania
Qualifiers to be announced.
Philippines
Qualifiers to be announced.
Singapore
Charlotte Yeo
Charlotte Yeo
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 15 May 2006
Height: 153cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Claire Chan
Claire Chan Kye Sun
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 5 October 2004
Height: 167cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Lim Lerr Min
Lim Lerr Min
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 26 August 2004
Height: 161cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Michelle Yeo
Michelle Yeo
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 19 January 2005
Height: 161cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Clare Cheng
Clare Cheng
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 26 May 2003
Height: 165cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Deanne Choo Wei Lin
Deanne Choo Wei Lin
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 9 July 2003
Height: 158cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Nicole Ng
Nicole Ng
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 25 June 2002
Height: 158cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Trisha Mulani
Trisha Mulani
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 10 January 2003
Height: 165cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Sri Lanka
Anjalika Kurera
T. MARIYAN ANJELIKA ROSHNI KURERA
U14

Country: Sri Lanka
Date of Birth: 28 April 2004
Height: 165cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Oshini Herath
Oshini Herath
U16

Country: Sri Lanka
Date of Birth: 7 March 2003
Height: 172cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Thailand
Kittika Aeb Iem
Aeb-Iem Kittika
U14

Country: Thailand
Date of Birth: 9 July 2004
Height: 166cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Thamonpan Jonglertrakul
Thamonpan Jonglertrakul
U16

Country: Thailand
Date of Birth: 27 January 2003
Height: 159cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Uzbekistan
Marimova Farida
Marimova Farida
U14

Country: Uzbekistan
Date of Birth:6 November 2004
Height: 166cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Setora Normurodova
Setora Normurodova
U16

Country: Uzbekistan
Date of Birth: 3 July 2002
Height: 162cm
Plays: Left-handed
 
Vietnam
Ly Minh Anh
Ly Minh Anh
U14

Country: Vietnam
Date of Birth: 2 February 2004
Height: 163cm
Plays: Left-handed
 
Phan Yen Tich Nguyen
Nguyen Phan Yen-Tich
U16

Country: Vietnam
Date of Birth: 26 April 2003
Height: 175cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
 

WTA Future Stars Junior Race To Singapore: Hong Kong

The WTA Future Stars event is held yearly in conjunction with the WTA Finals. Top U14 and U16 female tennis players from the region are provided valuable experiences and exclusive insight into the world of professional women’s tennis.

 

Hong Kong’s very own Au-Yeung Kit Yi Kaye and Wan Skylar will join our U14 and U16 girls at the WTA Future Stars event. Au-Yeung and Wan are no strangers to representing Hong Kong at tournaments overseas and will be playing in Singapore for the first time this October.

Au Yeung Kit Yi Kaye

“I never thought I would have the opportunity to play at the WTA Future Stars event in Singapore. It is an honor to be able to represent Hong Kong again and I will practice and try my best to win the matches when I’m there”, Au-Yeung said after winning the U14 category in qualifying tournament.

The fourteen year-old is not only known for her determination, but also her forward-thinking. Au-Yeung had it all planned out when speaking to the WTA Finals team about her long-term and short-term goals in tennis. One of Au-Yeung’s long-term goals is to be a certified coach and teach children how to play the sport. Tennis has given so much to her and she feels it would only be right for her to give back.

Au-Yeung had been a sports lover since young. When she was in Grade 1, she chose mini-tennis as her “after-school-activity”. It did not take her long to start winning matches and by Grade 3, she decided this was the sport she was going to pursue and threw herself into the world of tennis wholeheartedly.

“I love chasing every ball and returning as hard as I can. I also like making my opponent run from side to side,” the Hong Kong No.19 said with a cheeky grin when asked what she enjoys about playing tennis.

Au-Yeung constantly draws inspiration from her favorite tennis player, Venus Williams. She looks up to Venus’ dedication to tennis and is in awe of her ability to play such high quality professional tennis at her age.

“I hope to learn from every opponent I play with and get more on-court experience in Singapore. Hopefully, along the way, I can make some new friends too,” Au-Yeung spoke, about what she hopes to experience in Singapore.

Wan Skylar

Wan, like Au-Yeung, hopes to learn from her opponents and exchange skills and knowledge at the WTA Future Stars event in Singapore. For the longest time, it has been one of Wan’s goals to represent Hong Kong at tournaments overseas.

“Representing Hong Kong at the WTA Future Stars event is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am very humbled to have qualified. I cannot wait for the event to start,” Wan chirped, unable to contain her excitement.

The ATF Qatar Asian Junior U14 doubles champion has been so successful at chasing her dreams that she was nominated for the “Grantham Outstanding Student Athlete Award” by the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation.

This time, though, it was another Williams that inspired Wan. The sixteen year-old looks up to Venus’ sister, Serena Williams. She admires her unique playing style, personality and determination. Serena’s ability to problem-solve and adapt during a match has left Wan in awe and she hopes to be able to reach that level of play in the near future.

“I love everything about tennis – the speed, the tactics and the agility of the players. I love the feeling of running around the tennis court, the excitement it brings me when striking the ball and the satisfaction I get when the audience applause”, she gushed.

Wan is a huge sports fanatic as well. She grew up playing a range of sports, but admits that she always had a soft spot for tennis and playfully blames her mother for that. Wan’s mother currently works as a tennis coach and it was because of her that Wan started training. She cannot be more thankful for being introduced to the sport.

The WTA Finals team wishes both Au-Yeung and Wan the best as they train for the WTA Future Stars event in the coming weeks!

The WTA Future Stars event is held in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Catch the WTA Future Stars U14 and U16 Finals on 22 October before the opening ceremony of WTA Finals for free. Click here to get your tickets to the WTA Finals.

 

 

 

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