CCI, MSLTA to host L&T Mumbai Open from Oct 27

SPORTS REPORTER
Monday, 22 October 2018

Premal Udani President of the Cricket Club of India said, “We are very happy to have got the event back. Aryan Sabalenka who had won the event last year is racing on the world stage and we are very happy to provide such a platform to young and upcoming women’s tennis players from around the world."

MUMBAI: Big time women’s tennis action returns to Mumbai as the world’s leading players will vie for glory in the second edition of the USD 125,000 WTA L&T Mumbai Open which will be hosted by MSLTA and Cricket Club of India (CCI)  and will be played at the tennis courts of the Cricket Club of India from October 27 to November 4.

Besides four of the world’s top 100 players, who have already confirmed their entry, the event will also see some marquee players being awarded wildcards, along with India’s leading women’s players, according to Tournament Directors Prashant Sutar and Sunder Iyer.

Premal Udani President of the Cricket Club of India said, “We are very happy to have got the event back. Aryan Sabalenka who had won the event last year is racing on the world stage and we are very happy to provide such a platform to young and upcoming women’s tennis players from around the world.  

For long Cricket Club of India is one of the best sporting venues in the country, and we are gearing up for the mega event by upgrading our tennis facilities,” he added. 

The centre court, the two match courts as well as the two practice courts have been re-laid, and will now sport a vibrant purple colour with green borders, similar to the courts used as per various international events Floodlighting and players lounges of international standard have been created.

Stands which will accomadate around 2,000 spectators are being set up along with corporate boxes, a media centre, post-match interview zone and other facilities.

With Cricket Club of India also hosting the one-day encounter between India and opponents West Indies here on October 29, which will be the first day of the L&T Mumbai Open main draw, the club will be buzzing with sporting action.

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