TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup main draw is set after a colorful ceremony being held at Istinye Park with the participation of President of Turkish Tennis Federation Cengiz Durmus, Deputy Chairman of Garanti Koza Board Murat Binark, Turkish pros Cagla Buyukakcay and Ipek Soylu, WTA Supervisor Chen Shu and Erhan Oral.
Slovakia’s rising star Anna Karolina Schmiedlova will compete as the top seed at the ninth edition of the tournament. World no.34 will open her campaign against a qualifier.
Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium is going to face Andreea Mitu in the first round as 3rd seed and defending champion Lesia Tsurenko and 4th seed Kirsten Flipkens will take on players coming from the qualifying rounds.
SOYLU TO MEET VOEGELE
There exists three Turks in the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup main draw which consists of 32 players. Ipek Soylu who reached the second round last year at the Garanti Koza Arena will start with Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland while qualifiers are first up for Cagla Buyukakcay and Ayla Aksu.
After the draw ceremony, Turkey’s leading players Cagla Buyukakcay and Ipek Soylu appeared in an exhitibion match at the Istinye Park. This colorful event has drew big interest of the audience.