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Roland-Garros Jr Wild Card Series from April 29

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The French Federation (FFT), organisers of the worlds premier clay court event -- Roland-Garros, in association with the All Association (AITA), on Friday announced that the fifth edition of the 'Series will be held here between April 29 and May 1.

The competition returns to the country for a fifth consecutive year, and this year it will be with four-time Roland-Garros winner Justine Henin, who will be in the city for the Junior Wild Card competition.

The Series aims at providing a clay court experience to the young talent of India, and at promoting the same at the grassroots level. It will be held at the clay courts of the (DLTA) from April 29 to May 1, 2019.

The fifth edition will see a total of eight players each from the boys' and girls' category compete to earn qualification to the wild card play-offs of the Junior draws at Roland-Garros 2019 in

The top eight boys and the top eight girls in the AITA rankings will be chosen to participate in the competition. It is an important tournament as it gives the winners the opportunity to compete against the best junior players from China, and

To motivate and support the young players, tennis star will be visiting on a two-day trip where she will host a tennis clinic with the players, and will be watching the young Indian talent perform on the clay courts. The former World No. 1 women's won Roland-Garros in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007, and is considered one of the best female tennis players.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 16:34 IST
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