Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova gets top billing at $40000 Ganesh Naik ITF Women’s Championships

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Navi Mumbai December 23, 2023: 188 world ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia has been awarded the top billing , 196th ranked Moyuka Uchijima of Japan has been seeded second while India’s Rutuja Bhosale ranked 328 has been seeded sixth at the IWTC-2023 ITF World Tennis Tour $40000 Tournament (SHRI GANESH NAIK’S INITIATIVE) which will be organized by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association in association with Maharashtra State Lawn tennis Association (MSLTA) under the auspices of the ITF , AITA and to be played at the Ganesh Naik Tennis Complex here.

The tournament director of the event Dr Dilip K Rane, informed that The championships will offer total prize money of $ 40,000 (Rs. 33,29,804) is being supported by This will be the third ITF event in a row to be organised in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Solapur and the first $40000 event . The event finds high level of participation having drawn Top women’s tennis players from 18 countries . Apart from Asian Games Mixed Doubles Gold Medallist Rutuja Bhosale Sahaja Yamlapalli , Vaidehi Chaudari , Zeel Desai and Shrivalli Rashmika Bhamidipathy are the Indian players in the Main Draw

Upcoming youngsters Vaishnavi Adkar and Akansha Nitture of Navi Mumbai , Suhirtha Maruri of Telangana have been awarded the Main draw Wild cards by the MSLTA and AITA added Sunder Iyer Hon Secretary MSLTA . ” It is tribute to the event that has been contonously played for 10 years in a row that Former World No 10 Kristina Mladenovic of France will be seen in action at the event which no Indian Player has won before , the event will be last event on the ITF Calender the points here will help the players to start the New Year with better rankings , we hope that Indian players will make of the opputunity , Iyer added

While the winner will receive WTA 70 points and prize money of $ 6,094 (Rs.2,45,000/- approx) , The runners up will receive 42 WTA points and prize money of $3,257 (Rs.1,30,600/- approx) , the semifinalists 25 points and prize money of $1789, the quarterfinalists 13 points and prize money of $1029and the pre- quarterfinalist 7 points and prize money of $ 624 points. The first round loser will receive 1 points and prize money of $ 370 totaling of $ 27957.

There will also be points and prize money for the qualifying rounds the second round qualifying looser will get 4 points and $ 95 , the third round qualifier loser will 2 get $ 153 totaling $ 2744 . The doubles winner pair will get the points and the winner getting $2230, the runners up $1115 , the Semifinalists $557, Quarterfinalist $304 and the First round $ 203. Totaling $ 7299

Hassan Samani of Iran will be the ITF referee of the event.

Following are the Seeds : Singles:

1. Ekaterina Makarova(Rus,188), 2.Moyuka Uchijima(JPN,196), 3. Kristina Mladenovic(FRA,226), 4.Justina Mikulskyte(LTU,259), 5.Sapfo Sakellaridi(GRE,282), 6.Rutuja Bhosale(IND,328), 7. Diana Marcinkevica(LAT,343), 8. Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,408);


1. Diana Marcinkevica(LAT)/Sapfo Sakellaridi(GRE), 2. Ekaterina Maklakova/Ekaterina Yashina, 3.Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty/Vaidehi Chaudhari(IND), 4.Hiromi Abe/Saki Imamura(JPN).