MIDLAND, Michigan, January 11, 2019 - The USTA announced that Rebecca Peterson of Stockholm, Sweden headlines the initial player acceptance list for the Dow Tennis Classic, a $100,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, held at the Greater Midland Tennis Center, January 28 - February 3.
The tournament is the third USTA Women's Competitive Pathway event of the 2019 season and is the only women’s event scheduled to take place in Michigan this year.
Currently No. 62, Peterson is the highest-ranked of the 20 women who received direct acceptance into the thirty-two player main draw. Twenty-four players will compete in the qualifying tournament January 28-29, for six other berths. The local tournament organizers and the USTA will also award wild card entries to complete the field.
In late 2018, the 23-year old reached a career-high ranking of No. 52 in the world. Earlier that year Peterson notched her first Grand Slam main draw win at Roland Garros when she defeated Su-wei Hsieh. Peterson then went on to reach R2 of Wimbledon and R3 of the US Open later that summer. In 2015 she picked up her first WTA doubles title with Ysaline Bonaventure at the Rio Open. Peterson holds a combined 17 singles and doubles titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour (11 in singles, 6 in doubles).
Joining Peterson in the main draw is 2018 Dow Tennis Classic singles champion Madison Brengle; two-time Dow Tennis Classic singles champion Tatjana Maria; 2009 US Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer; and 2013 Dow Tennis Classic singles champion Lauren Davis. Notable names expected to compete in qualifying include 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Sabine Lisicki and 2017 Dow Tennis Classic semifinalist Katherine Sebov.
A full list of players expected to compete in the 2019 Dow Tennis Classic can be found at: http://bit.ly/DTC-Entry-List
Admission to the Dow Tennis Classic qualifying rounds is free. Tickets to main draw day sessions through February 1 are $3 and tickets to the evening sessions, semifinals, and finals start at just $9 for juniors and $13 for adults. Tickets are available by calling the Greater Midland Tennis Center at (989) 631-6151 or by visiting http://bit.ly/DTC19-Tickets.
*Player Acceptance List Subject to Change
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With more than 100 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to upwards of $160,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world and the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players. Now in its 40th year, the USTA Pro Circuit has been a launching pad for many of today’s top pros, including Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki andGarbine Muguruza. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit at #USTAProCircuit on social media and at www.procircuit.usta.com.
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For more information, contact:
Jacob Stuckey, Tournament Press Aide
Cell: (904) 687-6495