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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 OCBC Arena
Wednesday
17 October
Round Robin 9am OCBC Arena
Thursday
18 October
Round Robin 9am OCBC Arena
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: Hong Kong Qualifiers

WTA Future Stars Junior Race To Singapore: Hong Kong Qualifiers

The WTA Future Stars event is held yearly in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. As part of the program, top U14 and U16 female tennis players from 21 countries around Asia-Pacific are provided valuable experiences and exclusive insight into the world of professional women’s tennis.

The WTA Future Stars qualifying event in Hong Kong has concluded where Tang Lok Shu and Kwok Hong Kiu emerged champions in the U14 and U16 divisions respectively. They will be representing Hong Kong in the WTA Future Stars event in Singapore.

Hong Kong Qualifiers 1

At only 12 years old, Tang Lok Shu is one of the youngest to qualify for the U14 event. But do not let her petite frame and young age fool you, Tang had defeated girls who were one to two years older than her en-route to qualifying for the WTA Future Stars event in Singapore.

Currently, Tang has a National Junior Ranking of 20 in Hong Kong and has her eyes set on making it to the ITF U14 team in the near future. She has already won numerous tournaments, the most notable being the Longines Future Tennis Aces Hong Kong Selection tournament this year.

“I love tennis because it allows me to travel to different countries and become friends with tennis players from all over the world,” Tang chirped. A friendly and outgoing girl, she’s also excited for the social aspect of the event, where the WTA Future Stars will have plenty of opportunities to interact with each other in-between matches and at meals.

Tang knows that she still has many areas to improve on and much to learn in tennis. She takes cues from her idol, Simona Halep whom she praises for her “intelligent game”. She a forward-thinker and sees the WTA Future Stars event as a huge learning experience in developing her game.

“I can’t wait to play against these girls who are also the top players from their countries. I hope to learn more about the different tactics used both by my peers and the Top 8 players during the WTA Finals as well,” the 12 year-old explained.

Hong Kong Qualifiers 2

“I’m so thankful for this opportunity to represent Hong Kong in the WTA Future Stars event and I hope that I can make my country proud!” Kwok Hong Kiu said, hardly able to contain her joy, after she had successfully qualified for the U16 category of the WTA Future Stars event.

“I think I’ve come a long way, from a 5-year-old girl who wanted to join my brother’s tennis lesson, to representing Hong Kong on a global stage,” she adds.

A left-handed hard hitter with impressive speed and agility, Kwok names Serena Williams as her tennis idol. She particularly admires Serena’s powerful shots and fast movement around the court.

With only slightly over a month till the start of the tournament, Kwok has not much time left to prepare. She tells the WTA Finals team that she will be continuing to push herself, mentally and physically, challenging herself to improve as much as she can now, so that she can play her heart out during the event.

The WTA Finals team wishes both Tang and Kwok the best in their preparation for the WTA Future Stars event in Singapore!

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 21 October before the opening ceremony of WTA Finals for free.

 

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