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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
Pechreaksmey Lao
Pechreaksmey Lao
U14

Country: Cambodia
Date of Birth: 25 January 2006
Height: 160cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
Apsara Olivia Chhieu
Apsara Olivia Chhieu
U16

Country: Cambodia
Date of Birth: 01 March 2004
Height: 158cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
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
Vivian Yang
Vivian Yang
U14

Country: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 11 January 2005
Height: 170cm
Plays: Left-handed
 
Tina-Marie Lee
Tina-Marie Lee
U16

Country: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 14 February 2004
Height: 166cm
Plays: Right-handed
 
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
 
 

Schedules and Draws

Date Start of Play Venue
Tuesday
16 October
Round Robin 10am Kallang Tennis Centre
Wednesday
17 October
Round Robin 9am Kallang Tennis Centre
Thursday
18 October
Round Robin 9am Kallang Tennis Centre
Saturday
20 October
Semi Final 9am OCBC Arena
Sunday
21 October
U14 Final 11am Singapore Indoor Stadium
FB U16 Final



WTA Future Stars Junior Race To Singapore: Uzbekistan

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.

Uzbekistan is returning to the WTA Future Stars event for the second time this year. Darya Kornilova and Yasmina Karimjanova will be representing Uzbekistan in the U14 and U16 categories respectively.

 Darya Kornilova Action Shot 1 u14

Darya Kornilova was born and raised in Tashkent, home of WTA’s International-level tournament, Tashkent Open.

“I feel very proud to represent my country at the WTA Future Stars event. It is such a prestigious tournament and I will do my best to display strong tennis on court,” said the 14 year-old.

When Kornilova was little, she tried her hand at a range of sports. Her first practice session in tennis went so well that she immediately took a liking to the sport. She has since dedicated her time to pursuing tennis competitively and working towards improving her game. Her biggest goal is to become a professional tennis player.

“I enjoy the pressure on court, it keeps me alert during matches,” said Kornilova, evidently not fazed by stress. She added that she takes cues from her idol, Francesca Schiavone, and tries to learn as much as she can from every minute she spends on court, be it during competition or practice.

“I am looking forward to playing with the best players around the region and observing how they handle important points. The WTA Future Stars event will be a great platform for me to grow as a player and I cannot wait to be in Singapore!” she exclaimed.

 Yasmina Karimjanova Action Shot 1 u16

Yasmina Karimjanova’s path to tennis started with a deep-rooted desire to keep healthy. She began playing a range of sports as a child and is very grateful for having discovered tennis. She believes that it has helped her develop important life skills like leadership and determination.

“My favorite stroke is the backhand. I love when I blast a backhand and it confuses my opponent,” said the left-hander, breaking into a cheeky giggle.

 Karimjanova believes that to achieve her ultimate goal of become a Top 10 player on the WTA Tour, she will have to expose herself to different playing styles. The WTA Future Stars event will be a good place for her to start, with players from across 20 other countries in attendance.

“I am extremely excited and cannot wait to be in Singapore! Competing against so many talented individuals will be such a great experience for me and I am looking forward to representing Uzbekistan,” said Karimjanova.

The WTA Finals team wishes Kornilova and Karimjanova the best as they prepare for the WTA Future Stars event this October.

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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