Jovanovski to go through grind at Tashkent Open

6 September 2013

By Tashkent Open 2013 Media Team.

September 6 : World no 58 Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will have to go through a grind to make it to the Main draw of the one of the biggest tennis events of Central Asia the Tashkent Open WTA Championships which celebrates 15 glorious years.

The event will kick off with the qualifying rounds at the Olympic School of Tennis on the weekend of 7th September will be followed by the main draw Monday 9th September onwards .

Jovanovski who entered the event late will have to go through the qualifying rounds with success to make it to the main draw . If Jovanovski makes it the main draw she will lead the main draw seeding list.

I love the Tashkent Open and wanted to play , even though I missed the entry deadline I entered the event and don’t mind going through the grind said Jovanovski

With WTA Supervisor Martina Lutkova announcing the Chip List for the Main draw to be held on Sunday , the cutoff remains high at 128 . In the history of the last 14 years of the Tashkent Open , no champion has ever come back to defend their singles crown.

Two former winners holder Irina -Camelia Begu of Romania (2012) and Michaella Krajicek of Netherlands (2005) will be seen in action and looking to enter the record books to become the first player to have win two titles at Tashkent Open.

Yvonne Meusburger of Austria winner of the Bad Gastein event this year ranked 64 , Last year’s Runner-up and one of the upcoming tennis stars who did exceedingly well at Wimbledon Donna Vekic of Croatia (65) along with Romanian Alexandra Cadantu (61) are the other contenders for the title .

With ideal climate for tennis in September and the genuine gesture of the sports loving citizens of the historic city of Tashkent and efforts of Uzbekistan Tennis Federation, to offer the best hospitality to players “ We are happy to see a competitive entry list for the Tashkent Open this year , said Igor Shepelov the General Secretary of the Uzbek Tennis Federation

“I’m glad that the event has done wonders to careers of so many young women’s tennis players. Tashkent Open is one of the events to have given wings to unknown tennis players from around the globe “Says tournament Director S. Uthrapathy

The event that began as a international tennis women competition in 1996 has now blossomed into one of the best organized and hospitable events on the WTA calendar will have players representing over 21 countries in the main and the qualifying draw.

The organisers awarded the wildcards in the qualifiers to local Uzbek talent Polina Merenkova, Alina Abdurakhimova , Amina Mukhamtshina and Guzal Yusupova . Six players from the qualifiers will make it to the Main draw

Following are the seeding for the Qualifying Rounds
Bojana Jovanovski (Srb),Daria Gavrilova (Rus) , Alexandra Panova (Rus), Valeria Savinykh (Rus) ,Ons Jabeur (Tun) , Marta Sirotkina (Rus)

Following are The winners of the last 14 editions :
Anna Smashnova (Israel), Iroda Tulyaganova ( Uzbekistan) , Bianka Lamade (Germany), Mariah G Mikaelian (Switzerland), Virginia Ruano Pascual (Spain), Nicole Vadisova (Czech Republic) , Tian Tian Sun (China), Pauline Parmentier (France),’s Sorena Cirstea (Romania) , Shahar Peer (Israel) and Alla Kudryatseva (Russia) and Ksenia Pervak ( Russia) , Irina- Camelia Begu ( Romania)

Tatjana
Maria

Date of Birth: 08 Aug 1987
Birthplace: Bad Saulgau, Germany
Height: 5’ 8" (1.72 m)
Plays: RIght-handed
WTA Singles Ranking – 63 (As of August 14, 2017)



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