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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
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Cambodia
Chhieu, Apsara Olivia
Chhieu, Apsara Olivia
U14

Country: Cambodia
Date of Birth: 1 March 2004
Height: 5'0"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Ho, Sreynoch
Ho, Sreynoch
U16

Country: Cambodia
Date of Birth: 2 September 2001
Height: 5'2"
Plays: Right-handed
 
China
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Chinese-Taipei
Chia, Yi Tsao
Chia, Yi Tsao
U14

Country: Chinese-Taipei
Date of Birth: 2 December 2003
Height: 5'5"
Plays: Left-handed
 
Lee, Ya-Ysin
Lee, Ya-Ysin
U16

Country: Chinese-Taipei
Date of Birth: 10 April 2001
Height: 5'4"
Plays: Left-handed
 
Hong Kong
Au-Yeung
Au-Yeung, Kit Yi Kaye
U14

Country: Hong Kong
Date of Birth: 27 March 2003
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Wan, Skylar
Wan, Skylar
U16

Country: Hong Kong
Date of Birth: 22 June 2001
Height: 5'1"
Plays: Right-handed
 
India
DEV, Sarah
DEV, Sarah
U14

Country: India
Date of Birth: 14 December 2003
Height: 5'2"
Plays: Right-handed
 
AHER, Salsa Parag
AHER, Salsa Parag
U16

Country: India
Date of Birth: 12 June 2001
Height: 5'2"
Plays: Left-handed
 
Indonesia
M Nugroho, Priska
M NUGROHO, Priska
U14

Country: Indonesia
Date of Birth: 29 May 2003
Height: 5'2"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Tjen, Janice
TJEN, Janice
U16

Country: Indonesia
Date of Birth: 6 May 2002
Height: 5'5"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Japan
MORIOKA, Kirara
MORIOKA, Kirara
U14

Country: Japan
Date of Birth: 12 June 2003
Height: 5'4"
Plays: Right-handed
 
IMAMURA, Saki
IMAMURA, Saki
U16

Country: Japan
Date of Birth: 16 April 2001
Height: 5'4"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Kazakhstan
Karlova, Yelizaveta
Karlova, Yelizaveta
U14

Country: Kazakhstan
Date of Birth: 29 April 2003
Height: 5'6"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Zhanatova, Tahkmina
Zhanatova, Tahkmina
U16

Country: Kazakhstan
Date of Birth: 15 January 2002
Height: 5'8"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Korea
Im, Hee Rae
Im, Hee Rae
U14

Country: Korea
Date of Birth: 7 February 2004
Height: 5'4"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Kwon, Jimin
Kwon, Jimin
U16

Country: Korea
Date of Birth: 19 February 2003
Height: 5'1"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Laos
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Malaysia
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Nepal
Koirala, Prerana
Koirala, Prerana
U14

Country: Nepal
Date of Birth: 19 September 2003
Height: 5'5"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Mathema, Anne
Mathema, Anne
U16

Country: Nepal
Date of Birth: 16 January 2001
Height: 5'4"
Plays: Right-handed
 
New Zealand
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Pacific Oceania
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Philippines
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Singapore
Cheng, Clare
Cheng, Clare
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 26 May 2003
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Choo, Deanne Wei-Lin
Choo, Deanne Wei-Lin
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 9 July 2003
Height: 5'0"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Lim, Lerr Min
Lim, Lerr Min
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 26 August 2004
Height: 5'2"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Mulani, Trisha
Mulani, Trisha
U14

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 10 January 2003
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Lim, Lynelle
Lim, Lynelle
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 29 July 2001
Height: 5'1"
Plays: Left-handed
 
Ng, Nicole
Ng, Nicole
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 25 June 2002
Height: 5'1"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Tan, Tammy
Tan, Tammy
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 18 August 2001
Height: 5'6"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Wang, Li Ting
Wang, Li Ting
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 14 February 2002
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Sri Lanka
Kurera Anjalika
KURERA, Anjalika
U14

Country: Sri Lanka
Date of Birth: 28 April 2004
Height: 5'0"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Seneviratne Anika
SENEVIRATNE, Anika
U16

Country: Sri Lanka
Date of Birth: 23 February 2002
Height: 5'7"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Thailand
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Uzbekistan
Darya Kornilova
KORNILOVA, Darya
U14

Country: Uzbekistan
Date of Birth: 23 April 2003
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Yasmina Karimjanova
KARIMJANOVA, YASMINA
U16

Country: Uzbekistan
Date of Birth: 21 August 2001
Height: 5'5"
Plays: Left-handed
 
Vietnam
Le Thao Han
Le Thao Han
U14

Country: Vietnam
Date of Birth: 27 October 2004
Height: 5'1"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Nguyen, Thi Mai Huong
Nguyen, Thi Mai Huong
U16

Country: Vietnam
Date of Birth: 27 August 2001
Height: 5'2"
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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