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Pep Guti Sep 21st, 2012 07:04 PM

WTA Challenger Series
 
Anyone knows anything more about this WTA Challenger Tour? Thanks in advance!

News WTA: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/201205...256076_2777778

BEIJING, China - The WTA announced a brand new stream of tournaments this past week, the WTA Challenger Series, which will provide an opportunity for emerging markets currently not able to host a Premier or International event to host a WTA Challenger event and showcase a women's tennis product.

The WTA Challenger Series will offer some of the WTA's lower-ranked players who are eager to play more matches and tournaments, and whose seasons end earlier than the WTA's elite players, an opportunity to play extra tournaments and earn more ranking points. With total prize money of $125,000 and 160 ranking points for the champion, WTA Challengers will be one level above top-tier ITF Women's Circuit events, which offer $100,000 and 150 ranking points.

The first WTA Challenger event - the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open - will take place from October 27 to November 4 this year in Taipei, Taiwan. It will be the first WTA Challenger event in the region and is set to take place in 2012 and 2013, held in the 15,000-seat Taipei Arena with 32/16/16 draw sizes.

"We are delighted that the first WTA Challenger will be hosted in Taipei, fueling the growth of the sport in the Asia-Pacific territory even further," said Peter Johnston, WTA's Managing Director of Asia-Pacific. "There is a growing appetite for women's tennis throughout the region and we couldn't have asked for a better city and venue to be hosting our first WTA Challenger with a great stadium, a fantastic promoter and to the enthusiastic fans in Chinese Taipei."

"We're very happy to get this opportunity to hold the first WTA Challenger event in the Asia-Pacific region," commented Mr. Robert Han, Chairman of OEC Group. "We look forward to welcoming players from all around the world to play our event and enjoying our beautiful city. OEC Sports will work with the WTA closely to make the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open a huge success."

Stay tuned to wtatennis.com for more news about the WTA Challenger Series.

coolfish1103 Sep 24th, 2012 09:23 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
Anyone have information about entry deadlines for Challenger Events?

Caipirinha Guy Sep 24th, 2012 10:37 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
WTA Challengers have 125,000 $ prize money + hospitality.

Points:

SINGLES

WINNER: 160 | 20000$
FINAL: 117 | 11000$
SEMIFINAL: 85 | 6000$
QUARTERFINAL: 44 | 4000$
2ND ROUND: 22 | 2000$
1ST ROUND: 1 | 1000$

QUALIFIER: 6 | 1000$
FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND: 4 | 550$
1ST QUALIFYING ROUND: 1 | 350$

MikBs Sep 24th, 2012 11:21 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
totally unuseful

Kəv. Sep 24th, 2012 11:29 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
I bet Mandy will play these.

FORZA SARITA Sep 24th, 2012 11:30 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
yay more easy points for asian players :lol:

Caipirinha Guy Sep 24th, 2012 11:59 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
^^
I think many players can go and have a try. Afterall it's just after the main season.

Rising Sun Sep 24th, 2012 02:39 PM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
It's a shame there's no info about these tourneys anywhere... :o

Hakapeszi Sep 25th, 2012 12:09 PM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
"The WTA Challenger series won’t allow the top 10 players to participate and only four of the top 50 would get to participate in the event. There would be six wild card entries which would be given to players in either the pre-qualifying stage or a foreign participant on an exchange basis. “"

doraemonmr Sep 26th, 2012 03:12 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
saisai head for champs!

what's challenges calendar 2013?

Caipirinha Guy Sep 27th, 2012 09:39 PM

WTA Challenger in Taipei: first players confirmed
 
peng and govortsova are confirmed

http://www.oecsportsmarketing.com/files/14-1000-1262,r15-1.php

Wert. Sep 27th, 2012 09:47 PM

Peng :oh:

Will that count as her first wta singles title if she wins?

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Hakapeszi Sep 28th, 2012 11:48 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
GM thread

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=468899

coolfish1103 Sep 28th, 2012 12:44 PM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gutter (Post 22251697)
Peng :oh:

Will that count as her first wta singles title if she wins?

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In Challengers yes.

Sombrerero loco Oct 4th, 2012 11:59 AM

Re: WTA Challenger Series
 
nice prize money :)


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