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Chennai To Host WTA Match From September 26 | Tennis Information


Chennai will host a WTA 250 tennis event for girls from September 26.© AFP

Chennai will host a WTA 250 tennis event for girls from September 26 to October 2. Tamil Nadu Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports activities Improvement Siva V Meyyanathan introduced the conduct of the event within the metropolis. He stated the goverment’s approval letter to conduct the tourney was handed over by Chief Minister M Okay Stalin to TNTA president Vijay Amritraj. “Glad information for tennis gamers and sports activities lovers is that Chennai will host a global girls’s tennis event from September 26 to October 2,” Meyyanathan advised reporters.

The Tamil Nadu authorities would be the lead sponsor for the $250,000 occasion, a WTA 250 Tour occasion. It has additionally allotted Rs 5 crore as the primary instalment for the event.

Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj stated he met the Chief Minister earlier within the day and stated Stalin had been very supportive.

“Yeah, I met the Chief Minister this morning. He has been very supportive. The tempo at which we have now been in a position to get every thing sorted is unimaginable,” he advised PTI.

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“We now must get the ultimate formalities, paperwork and protocols sorted with the WTA and the event house owners,” he added.

Additional, Amritraj stated, “after my first assembly with the CM the place he was very eager to host a global sporting occasion, we have been capable of finding a slot, particularly with occasions in China getting cancelled.” TNTA CEO Hiten Joshi stated the WTA 250 event is “a very good factor to occur. It’s going to encourage girls’s tennis within the State.” Chennai hosted an ATP occasion from 1997 to 2017 earlier than the event was moved to Chennai.

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