WTA Istanbul Cup returns after three-year break

WTA Istanbul Cup returns after three-year break

WTA Istanbul Cup returns after three-year break

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki plays an exhibition tennis match against İpek Soylu to promote the seventh edition of the Istanbul Cup.

The seventh edition of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, the most important women’s tennis tournament in Turkey, starts with the first round games July 14.

The tournament, which returns after a three-year break due to the WTA Championships in Istanbul, was given a promotional start on July 12, when Caroline Wozniacki, the most important name on the bill, played an exhibition game with Turkish player İpek Soylu.

Wozniacki starts the tournament against Belinda Bencic. The Dane player is currently 15th in the WTA rankings and will be challenged by a strong group, including Roberta Vinci (24th). Yanina Wickmayer, Urszula Radwanska, Bojana Jovanovski and Magdalena Rybarikova are the other important names in the bill.

Vinci will face Anna Tatishvili, Karin Knapp will meet Soylu and Çağla Büyükakçay, Turkey’s top player, will play against Karolina Pliskova in the first round.

The games will be played in Koza World of Sports Arena in Esenyurt starting from 11 a.m.