The sixth edition of the Roland Garros Junior Wild Card Series will be held at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association with four-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce to visit the city as ambassador of the event. Also Read - Rafael Nadal Thanks World No.1 Novak Djokovic For His Kind Gesture Through Contribution to His COVID-19 Charity Project
The series, to be held between February 24 and 26, provides a chance to young Indian tennis players to qualify for the Roland Garros Junior Main Draw. Also Read - Not Sure How French Open Will Fit Into Schedule: Sania Mirza
Pierce, who will be in the national capital to motivate the players, says she’s looking forward to the event and will share her knowledge with the future stars. “I truly believe there are some great young talents in India which have the potential to do well internationally in the coming years. I am proud to be a part of something which gives these promising players a chance to play at one of the biggest stages of tennis. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of my win at Roland-Garros, so it’s very special for me to be representing the tournament and sharing my knowledge,” she said. Also Read - Tennis: French Open 2020 Rescheduled For Late September as Coronavirus Crisis Widens
Each of the top-8 boys and girls in the AITA Ranking will be eligible to participate in the three-day tournament.
The winners from both categories will then travel to Paris to compete in the Junior Roland-Garros Qualifiers, with a shot to qualify for the main draw of the Grand Slam’s Junior tournament.
The series also gives participants from India, a valuable opportunity to compete against the best junior players from China, Mexico and Brazil.