The WTA Rising Stars Invitational 2015 , will take place from October 22 – 25 at the OCBC Arena in Singapore Sportshub. This event is held annually in conjunction with the season ending WTA Finals 2015.
This is the only 2nd time it is being held.
The final four who got voted by over 2 million online votes, cast by fans from 137 countries are
1. Caroline Garcia, (France / Rest of the world Group)
2. Ons Jabeur, (Tunisia / Rest of the world Group)
3. Naomi Osaka (Japan / Asia Pacific Group)
4. Zhu Lin (China / Asia Pacific Group)
They are currently competing in the WTA tour and represent the rising stars as such
Caroline Garcia, 21, holds seven top 20 wins so far this season. The French Rising Star reached back-to-back finals at the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL - Acapulco and the Abierto Monterrey Afirme. She also reached four doubles finals, clinching the title at Aegon International Eastbourne with Slovenian partner Katarina Srebotnik.
Ons Jabeur , 21-year old, reached a career-high ranking of No.118 this year after qualifying for the Australian Open and BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where she reached the second round. The Tunisian holds a total of seven ITF Circuit singles titles and captured the 2011 Roland Garros girls’ singles title.
Naomi Osaka, 17, reached a career-high ranking of No. 156 this year after two final appearances at the $75k ITF/Gifu-JPN and $50k ITF/Surbiton-GBR, falling to the No.1 seed at both tournaments. The Haitian-Japanese Rising Star grabbed her first top-20 win over US Open champion Samantha Stosur at the Bank of the West Classic - Stanford last year.
Zhu Lin, 21, holds a total of 9 ITF Circuit titles – six in singles and three in doubles. She made her Grand Slam main draw debut this year at Wimbledon after reaching a career-high ranking of No. 107. Last year, the Chinese Rising Star reached eight finals, winning at the $10k ITF/Antalya 6-TUR and then three titles in a row at the $25k ITF/Balikpapan-INA, $10k ITF/Tarakan-INA and $10k ITF/Solo-INA.
They will compete in a round robin format in Singapore. Each WTA Rising Star will go head-to-head, followed by a final match between the two with the best results. Finalists will compete on the same stage as the world’s top 8 women’s tennis stars as well as participate in clinics and community outreach programs throughout the WTA Finals.
This Invitational will be held at OCBC Arena at the Singapore Sports Hub is FREE to the public
|Thursday, October 22||6:00pm: Zhu Lin vs Ons Jabeur
followed by: Caroline Garcia vsNaomi Osaka
|Friday, October 23||11:00am: Round Robin Match #3
followed by Round Robin Match #4
|Saturday, October 24||2:00pm: Round Robin Match #5
followed by Round Robin Match #6
|Sunday, October 25||2nd match after Women's Doubles:
WTA Rising Stars Invitational Final
|Singapore Indoor Stadium