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International Tennis action starts at Elizabeth

The City of Playford Tennis International starts tomorrow at Elizabeth with the Men's and Women's draws continuing through until the finals on January 6th. Former world number 12 Viktor Troicki from Serbia will headline the men's draw while Wimbledon's first round winner Katie Swan will be one of the favourites in the ladies field. From the Women's players Japan’s Kurumi Nara reached a career high ranking of 32 in 2014, following her winning the WTA singles title at the Rio Open in Brazil, she now holds five ITF singles and three ITF doubles titles. Australia’s 19-year-old Seone Mendez (NSW) will also join the field that includes 13 players from inside the world’s top 200. The 22 direct acceptances will be joined by four wildcards and six qualifiers, with matches beginning on Monday 31 December. “We are thrilled to announce an incredibly strong women’s field for the City of Playford Tennis International,” said Tennis SA CEO Steven Baldas. “We look forward to welcoming the players to South Australia over the next week and we are excited for matches to begin on 31 December,” Baldas added.

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