Next tournament – Royal Indian Open

Next tournament – Royal Indian Open

“Royal Indian Open” is a new addition to WTA Tournament Calendar in 2012. Royal Indian Open, a part of the WTA challenger series, was conceptualized to empower women tennis in emerging markets. Tennis has increasingly become popular in India with WTA events being second most followed events after major Grand Slams. At this backdrop India becomes a perfect landing place to host the Royal Indian Open.

Royal Indian Open

The tournament is scheduled from 5th November till 11th November; which will be the only WTA event in the world during this period. Royal Indian Open will not only encourage its fan but also will create an unblemished future for tennis in India.

“Royal Indian Open, a new addition to WTA Calender 2012 will have 32-players single main draw 16-team doubles draws and 16-player singles qualifying draw with total prize money of $125,000”

Royal Indian Open

TOURNAMENT DETAILS
Date: 5th November 2012 to 11th November 2012

Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge, Balewadi, Pune.

Surface: Hard / Outdoor

Website: Royal Indian Open

PLAYER FIELD:

The tournament will have 32-player singles main draw, 16-team doubles draw and 16-player singles qualifying draw. (4 Qualifiers from a 16 Qualifying; 2 Rounds of Qualifying)

Top 10 players (i.e. the 10 highest-ranked singles players as of the 2011 Tour year end rankings), players who qualify for the International Tournament of Champions, the 2 confirmed Alternates at the International Tournament of Champions, and players ranked 1-50 (based on rankings as of the entry deadline [i.e. Monday, 5 PM EST, 3 weeks prior to the start of the Main Draw]) cannot enter or play except that up to 4 players ranked 11-50 may play via a Wild Card entry.

WILD CARDS:

6 Main Draw Singles (4 regular plus 2 Top 50 players); 2 Qualifying Singles; 1 Doubles.

VENUE:

Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex is one of the best sport complexes for International Events in India. The tennis complex features one central court, four competition courts and two training courts. The centre court can accommodate 4200 tennis fans at a time.
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex has been a host to International tournaments like 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, 2008 World Junior Table Tennis Circuit, 2009 Men’s Junior Volleyball World Championship. It is located in greenest urban area of the country. Its strategic location at Pune Mumbai Highway gives it an added commuting advantage; it also well connected to Pune airport and railway station.

Royal Indian Open

PRIZE MONEY:

Minimum Prize Money: $125,000.

   PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN IS AS FOLLOWS:

  W F SF QF R16 R32
Singles $20,000 $11,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $1,000
Doubles $5,500 $2,700 $1,400 $750 $500  
Qualifying $350 1st Round, $550 2nd Round

  PRELIMINARY ENTRIES
 

Ayumi Morita
Ranking : 74
Japan

Nina Bratchikova
Ranking : 89
Russia

Kai-Chen Chang
Ranking : 97
Taipei

Kimiko Date-Krumm
Ranking : 100
Japan

Misaki Doi
Ranking : 104
Japan

Donna Vekic
Ranking : 108
Croatia

Greta Arn
Ranking : 118
Hungary

Elina Svitolina
Ranking : 133
Ukraine

* Andrea Petkovic
Ranking : 139
Germany

Saisai Zheng
Ranking : 141
China

Paula Ormaechea
Ranking : 143
Argentina

Eva Birnerova
Ranking : 146
Czech Republic

Tamarine Tanasugarn
Ranking : 148
Thailand

Kurumi Nara
Ranking : 160
Japan

Maria Elena Camerin
Ranking : 164
Italy

Julia Glushko
Ranking : 165
Israel

Cagla Buyukakcay
Ranking : 176
Turkish

Qiang Wang
Ranking : 177
China

Monique Adamczak
Ranking : 198
Australia

Oksana Kalashnikova
Ranking : 192 SR
Georgian

Yi-Miao Zhou
Ranking : 202
China

Olga Savchuk
Ranking : 204
Ukraine

Luksika Kumkhum
Ranking : 216
Thailand

Nudnida Luangnam
Ranking : 221
USA

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Ranking : 226
Thailand

Tadeja Majeric
Ranking : 228
Slovenia

Yi-Fan Xu
Ranking : 261
China

Ling Zhang
Ranking : 263
Hongkong

Chin-Wei Chan
Ranking : 268
Taiwan

Sofia Shapatava
Ranking : 283
Georgia

Alize Lim
Ranking : 293
France

Dalila Jakupovic
Ranking : 295
Slovenia

Michaela Honcova
Ranking : 296
Slovak Republic

Rika Fujiwara
Ranking : 314
Japan

Anastasiya Vasylyeva
Ranking : 315
Ukraine

Varatchaya Wongteanchai
Ranking : 332
Thailand

Wing-Yau Chan
Ranking : 341
HongKong

Zarina Diyas
Ranking : 352
Kazakhstan

Margarita Lazareva
Ranking : 367
Russia

Marina Melnikova
Ranking : 376
Russia

Chang Liu
Ranking : 384
China

So-Ra Lee
Ranking : 392
Korea

Sachia Vickery
Ranking : 406
USA

Wen Xin
Ranking : 449
China

Andreja Klepac
Ranking : 451
Slovenia

Su Jeong Jang
Ranking : 492
Korea

Yafan Wang
Ranking : 512
China

Zi Yang
Ranking : 514
China

Stephanie Bengson
Ranking : 615
Greece

Nidhi Chilumula
Ranking : 632
India

Tori Kinard
Ranking : 652
USA
* Wild Card Entries

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