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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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Wednesday
18 October
Round Robin 9am Kallang Tennis Centre Download
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Thursday
19 October
Round Robin 9am Kallang Tennis Centre Download
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Friday
20 October
Semi Final 9am Kallang Tennis Centre Download
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Sunday
22 October
U14 Final 11am Singapore Indoor Stadium Download
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FB U16 Final



Stars of the Next Generation in Asia-Pacific Crowned

The region’s top young talent competed at the 2017 WTA Future Stars in Singapore

SINGAPOREPriska Nugroho from Indonesia and Megan Smith from Australia have been crowned as champions of the 2017 WTA Future Stars tournament. The players took part in the fourth edition of the WTA Future Stars tournament last week, which showcased some of the region's youngest tennis players.

Forty-eight young players from 21 Asia-Pacific countries battled it out in the tournament which took place ahead of the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. This afternoon, the tournament concluded with the final matches of the U14 and U16 categories at the Centre Court, Singapore Indoor Stadium.

 In attendance were WTA Legends Yayuk Basuki from Indonesia and Tamarine Tanasugarn from Thailand who handed out the trophies to the winners and 18-time Grand Slam title holder, Martina Navratilova who presented the Li Na Inspiration Award to two WTA Future Stars.

“It is truly impressive that these young women get to represent their respective countries and play at such a high level,” shared Tanasugarn. “I have seen great improvement in the quality of play amongst young players across Asia-Pacific and I believe that the WTA Future Stars platform has helped to inspire the players to raise their level of play in the region.”

Nugroho bested Jattavapornvanit during the final U14 match with a closing score of 6-3 6-3. Meanwhile, Australian Future Star, Megan Smith took home the title in the U16 category with impressive shots and final scores of 7-5 1-6 10-5 over Ya-Hsin Lee from Chinese-Taipei.

“It has been an exciting week for me playing against the other future stars and it’s an honour to take home the trophy,” said Smith. “I really love the experience here in Singapore and I learned a lot from the tennis legends and coaches. I hope that this gives me the platform to push further and represent my country”.

U14 player Yelizaveta Karlova representing Kazakhstan, and U16 player Elys Ventura from New Zealand, were chosen as the recipients of the Li Na Inspiration Award for their remarkable show of sportsmanship throughout the tournament’s run and were presented with their awards from Tiffany & Co.

“I feel very honoured to receive the Li Na Inspiration Award from the WTA. All of us came here to compete and win, but what is more important are the friendships that I have made and the bond that I have built with my fellow Future Stars,” said Ventura.

“The WTA Future Stars is a program that does not only help young players to develop their skills but to help them understand what it really means to be a tennis player on and off the court,” said WTA Finals Legend Ambassador, Alicia Molik, who conducted a tennis clinic for the participants earlier this week. “There is always that feeling of fulfilment being able to share my experiences to the young ones and I hope that they continue to strive harder to reach their dreams and that they treasure all the memories they all have shared during the tournament.”

Speaking after the finals, Donna Kelso, Tournament Director of the WTA Stars said, “Congratulations to the winners of this year’s WTA Future Stars. I have witnessed the best of the next generation from this region compete over the last few days and I must say that everyone is truly outstanding and you are all champions to me. I am so proud of all of them and hopefully they will continue pursue their journey in tennis.”

“Every year, I look forward to seeing these young women play and participate in the different activities we’ve organised to ensure that they get to take with them not just the skills but the knowledge and attitude of a true professional tennis player.”

Echoing the success of the tournament, Melissa Pine, Vice-President of WTA Asia-Pacific and Tournament Director of the WTA Finals said, “The WTA Future Stars is an important component of the WTA Finals event in Singapore as we look to build the legacy of women’s tennis in the region. We are thrilled to create opportunities for these young girls to meet the very best in women’s tennis and I believe that their experiences here will continue to inspire them in their future endeavours.”

 

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