Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, Victoria Azarenka, Coco Gauff, Garbine Muguruza, and many others to battle it out in the Top Seed Open. The tournament will begin on the 10th of the next month in Central Kentucky.
Although the game will play behind closed doors, They will be able to witness the matches on their televisions. Additionally, the organizers said that the matches will available on the Tennis Channel.
Further, it is the first tournament to start in the USA after the Coronavirus Pandemic. All professional events put on a halt since March. Although even this time no tickets will be sold to spectators, the wait is finally over for all tennis fans throughout the world.
Additionally, it is the inaugural year for the Top Seed Open as a tournament of Women Tennis Association (WTA). Moreover, it may just be a great warm-up for players before big tournaments. The Western and Southern Open will additionally begin from 20th August after the Top Seed Open. In addition to this, the Grand Slam event US Open is also set to begin from 31st August.
“We are eager for the return of professional tennis in the United States” – Top Seed Open Director
While the tournament will feature 32- player singles draw, various big names will look to win the tournament. Besides, the tournament has prize money of $225,000.
The Director of the tournament, Jonathan Sanders feels happy as well as thrilled about the event. He said in a press release, “We’re thrilled to have an incredible field of all-stars competing in the year’s event. “ He added, “We are eager for the return of professional tennis in the United States. And are looking forward to hosting a world-class tournament.”