ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA - The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced today the four participants selected to compete in the 2015 WTA Rising Stars Invitational, which will take place from October 22 to 25, as part of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
Caroline Garcia (FRA) and Ons Jabeur (TUN) will represent the Rest of World group, while Zhu Lin (CHN) and Naomi Osaka (JPN) will compete under the Asia-Pacific group. The second annual WTA Rising Stars Invitational introduces fans to the next generation of women's tennis stars at WTA's biggest event of the year.
For the second year, the four WTA Rising Stars 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.
The WTA Rising Stars Invitational event will showcase these next generation of stars competing in an alternative scoring format. Players can also choose to have their coach courtside on the player bench for the entirety of the match and can utilize the newly launched SAP Tennis Analytics for coaches, whereby players and coaches can access real-time performance data during live match play on a WTA authorized tablet.
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