CITY OF SURPRISE TENNIS CLASSIC
February 11-17, 2019
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex - Surprise, AZ
January 28, 2019
Come see plenty of women's professional tennis' rising young stars before they become the future Grand Slam champions of the sport on at the City of Surprise Tennis Classic, a women's $25K USTA Pro Circuit/ITF World Tour event held in Surprise, Ariz., Feb. 11-17, 2019.
The weeklong tournament will be held each day at the award-winning Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, with quite a few rising young female professionals ranked just outside the top 100 WTA Tour world rankings, vying for $25,000 in prize money and more importantly, tournament rankings points to move them up to higher-level WTA Tour events.
The 2019 tournament will be the 12th consecutive year the event has been held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex.
Last year's singles champion was former US Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer. ADVERTISEMENT It was her second time winning the event. She also captured the title in 2009.
Qualifying for main draw will begin on Sunday, Feb. 10 and continue through Monday and early Tuesday.
Main draw singles matches will begin Tuesday Feb. 12 and doubles main draw matches begin on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The singles main draw is a 32 field, while the doubles field round out at 16, with qualifying rounds starting a couple days prior to main draw beginning.
The singles and doubles championship finals will be held, Sunday, Feb. 19.
Past alumni of this event have gone on to do some pretty incredible things, including Naomi Osaka (US Open winner 2018, Australian Open Champion 2019 and current world No. 1 - lost in the Surprise tournament in 2013), Sloane Stephens (US Open champion 2017 - played in Surprise in 2009), Eugenie Bouchard (Wimbledon finalist 2014 - played in Surprise in 2011). and Monica Puig (Surprise champ 2011, Rio Olympics 2016 women's singles champion).
Past City of Surprise Tennis Classic USTA Pro Circuit champions have included:
Sesil Karantancheva (2008)
Yanina Wickmayer (2009)
Abigail Spears (2010)
Monica Puig (2011)
Michelle Larcher de Brito (2012)
Tara Moore (2013)
Jovana Jaksic (2014)
Sofia Arvidsson (2015)
Jamie Loeb (2016)
Caroline Dolehide (2017)
Yanina Wickmayer (2018)
ABOUT USTA PRO CIRCUIT
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the USTA Pro Circuit serves as America's pathway to the U.S. Open and tour-level competition. USTA Pro Circuit graduates have accounted for more than 50 Grand Slam singles titles and, overall, multiple Pro Circuit veterans have risen to No. 1 in the world, including 2018 US Open Champion Naomi Osaka. That list includes Americans Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Andy Roddick.
FOR MORE INFO
For additional information on this tournament or any events or programs at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, please contact Guillermo Lucero at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623.222.2400.