Chennai will host the first-ever Open WTA 250 international women’s tennis championship from September 12 to 18, the Tamilnadu government and Tamilnadu Tennis Association (TNTA) have confirmed on Thursday. The event to be held at the SDAT tennis stadium, Nungambakkam, will see the participation of leading women players from among the top 100 in the world.
The state government will be the lead sponsor for the USD 250,000 (about Rs 2 crore) event.
This is the first time a WTA 250 Tour event is returning to India since 2008. The draw size will comprise 32 singles main draw / 16 doubles main draw and 24 singles qualifying draw. “I am proud to announce the conduct of the first-ever Chennai Open WTA 250 International Women’s Tennis championship 2022 from September 12 to 18 2022 at the well-constructed SDAT Tennis Stadium, Nungambakkam, Chennai,” TNTA president Vijay Amritraj announced.