Istanbul Gallery: The WTA Rising Stars
Belinda Bencic, Elina Svitolina and Donna Vekic have been leading the way for the WTA Rising Stars so far this year, and there's a new kid in town now - Ana Konjuh.
Published July 18, 2014 12:10
The WTA Rising Stars have been rising fast on the WTA this year, and they're going strong in Istanbul.
Belinda Bencic, who burst into prominence in Charleston in April, has been a star off the court.
The Swiss made it all the way to the semis of the Premier event in Charleston, falling to Jana Cepelova.
Bencic took part in a mini-tennis exhibition with local kids at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
Bencic fell first round this week, but it was against a former World No.1 - Caroline Wozniacki.
She hasn't been the only one of the WTA's youth movement in high demand this week, though...
Bencic has been joined by Elina Svitolina, Donna Vekic and the biggest surprise package, Ana Konjuh.
Konjuh has made it all the way to the semifinals - the first 16-year-old WTA semifinalist since 2012.