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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
PEARCE, Maggie
PEARCE, Maggie
U14

Country: Australia
Date of Birth: 27 April 2003
Height: 5'4"
Plays: Right-handed
 
SMITH, Megan
SMITH, Megan
U16

Country: Australia
Date of Birth: 19 March 2001
Height: 5'9"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Cambodia
Chhieu, Apsara Olivia
Chhieu, Apsara Olivia
U14

Country: Cambodia
Date of Birth: 1 March 2004
Height: 5'0"
Plays: Right-handed
 
China
CHEN, Mengyi
CHEN, Mengyi
U14

Country: China
Date of Birth: 19 January 2003
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Right-handed
 
CAO, Xue
CAO, Xue
U16

Country: China
Date of Birth: 7 February 2001
Height: 5'7"
Plays: Right-handed
 
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
PATHUMMAKURONEN, Malaylack Delilah
PATHUMMAKURONEN, Malaylack Delilah
U14

Country: Laos
Date of Birth: 31 May 2006
Height: 4’9"
Plays: Left-handed
 
PHOTHISOMEPHONE, Pabou
PHOTHISOMEPHONE, Pabou
U16

Country: Laos
Date of Birth: 11 May 2003
Height: 4’9”
Plays: Right-handed
 
Malaysia
WAN ABDUL RAHMAN, Sharifah Elsa
WAN ABDUL RAHMAN,
Sharifah Elsa
U14

Country: Malaysia
Date of Birth: 8 December 2003
Height: 5'5"
Plays: Right-handed
 
WAN ABDUL RAHMAN, Sharifah Elysia
WAN ABDUL RAHMAN,
Sharifah Elysia
U16

Country: Malaysia
Date of Birth: 2 August 2002
Height: 5'9"
Plays: Right-handed
 
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
TAMANIKA, Ana
TAMANIKA, Ana
U14

Country: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 17 January 2003
Height: 5'8"
Plays: Right-handed
 
VENTURA, Elys
VENTURA, Elys
U16

Country: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 20 January 2001
Height: 4'9"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Pacific Oceania
BREEN, Saoirse
BREEN, Saoirse
U14

Country: Pacific Oceania
Date of Birth: 22 June 2004
Height: 5'7"
Plays: Right-handed
 
MA'ASI, Brookie
MA'ASI, Brookie
U16

Country: Pacific Oceania
Date of Birth: 1 August 2001
Height: 5'6"
Plays: Right-handed
 
Philippines
EALA, Alexandra
EALA, Alexandra
U14

Country: Philippines
Date of Birth: 23 May 2005
Height: 5'7"
Plays: Left-handed
 
LLAMAS, Tracy
LLAMAS, Tracy
U16

Country: Philippines
Date of Birth: 17 August 2001
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Right-handed
 
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
 
LAI, Micaela
LAI, Micaela
U16

Country: Singapore
Date of Birth: 28 September 2002
Height: 5'4"
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
JATTAVAPORNVANIT, PIMRADA
JATTAVAPORNVANIT, PIMRADA
U14

Country: Thailand
Date of Birth: 17 October 2003
Height: 5'3"
Plays: Left-handed
 
KINAREE, Natthanicha
KINAREE, Natthanicha
U16

Country: Thailand
Date of Birth: 20 October 2002
Height: 5'5"
Plays: Right-handed
 
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
 
 

Schedules and Draws

Date Start of Play Venue Order of Play Scores & Draws
Tuesday
17 October
Round Robin 10am Kallang Tennis Centre Download
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here
Wednesday
18 October
Round Robin 9am Kallang Tennis Centre Download
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here
Thursday
19 October
Round Robin 9am Kallang Tennis Centre Download
here
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here
Friday
20 October
Semi Final 9am Kallang Tennis Centre Download
here
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here
Sunday
22 October
U14 Final 11am Singapore Indoor Stadium Download
here
Download
here
FB U16 Final



Asian WTA Legends host WTA Future Stars Clinic in Indonesia

Former Top 20 WTA Players Yayuk Basuki and Tamarine Tanasugam spent time on court with 30 local children

 

INDONESIA – Today, 30 Indonesian budding young tennis players enhanced their on-court skills, through a WTA Future Stars Clinic with Asian tennis legends and former Top 20 WTA Players, Yayuk Basuki and Tamarine Tanasugarn. The session in Jakarta marks the third stop in the WTA Future Stars Clinic program.

 

Hosted at the Yayuk Basuki Tennis Academy, the WTA Finals Legend Ambassadors gave tips to 10 of the best local junior players, before spending the afternoon with 20 children from local orphanage Yayasan Rumah Piatu. The orphanage provides free shelter, education and care to young orphans, abandoned and underprivileged children regardless of their ethnicity, religion and race. This is the second year these children have participated in the WTA Future Stars clinic.

Besides giving the participants feedback on their strokes, Tanasugarn and Basuki offered advice on the importance of teamwork, doubles match strategy and the keys to success on court.  The accomplished pair also inspired the children with tales of life on tour, and the opportunities and challenges when travelling to pursue a career as a professional tennis player.

With six WTA singles titles and nine doubles titles, local hero Basuki shared her experience with the next generation saying, “Tennis has given me such a great life, and I have learnt so many valuable lessons on the court that have helped me off the court. I am proud to be a role model to the next generation and I hope that more of them aspire to achieve success and work hard towards it.”

Former WTA World No. 20 and holder of four singles as well as eight doubles titles, Tanasugarn was excited to be in Jakarta to return the favour, after Basuki had visited Thailand in May earlier this year for the WTA Future Stars Bangkok event.

After the clinic she shared, “I am so pleased to be part of the WTA Future Stars programme which I think is very important as it promotes the sport throughout our region. To be able to work with WTA and partner with Yayuk to reach out to the next generation in South East Asia means a lot to me, and hopefully we inspire them to pursue their passion for tennis.”

The WTA Future Stars Clinic is part of a regional platform to promote tennis among children throughout Asia-Pacific, which includes the WTA Future Stars Tournament. Held in conjunction with the WTA Finals this October, the tournament brings together players from 21 markets in the Asia-Pacific region on their very own junior Road to Singapore. Each country sends two representatives for the U14 and U16 categories respectively.

“It is a privilege for us as the WTA to be in the position to positively influence the youth of this region. Through the WTA Future Stars programme and the involvement of our WTA Legends like Yayuk and Tammy, we hope to encourage children in Asia to live a better life through sport. This platform allows us to not only inspire junior players to continue to pursue their passion in tennis, but also to educate others through sport so that we can look forward to seeing more children with racquets in hand,” said Melissa Pine, Vice President of WTA Asia-Pacific and Tournament Director of the WTA Finals.

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To wrap up the day, the WTA and WTA Finals promoters Lagardère Sports hosted a cocktail evening attended by media and stakeholders at the Sultan Hotel to promote The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore 2017 presented by SC Global. The crown-jewel of the WTA calendar will take place in Singapore from October 22 – 29 2017 where the best in women’s tennis will compete for the year’s biggest prize purse of US$7 million. Players accumulate points throughout the season and the top eight singles players and doubles teams on the Porsche Race to Singapore leader board then compete in the season finale at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

 

 

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