Portorož hosting WTA 250 tournament

Portorož – The Slovenian seaside resort of Portorož is hosting the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) circuit this week for a WTA 250 tournament with a prize money of 235,238 US dollars.

The tournament will open with a ceremony later on Monday followed by an all-Croatian match between Donna Vekić and Ana Konjuh.

The first seed, Croatia’s Petra Martić ranks 32nd in the WTA rankings. Second seed is Kazakh player Yulia Putintseva, 33nd in the world rankings, and the third seed, Alison Riske of the US ranks 35th.

The tournament will feature eight Slovenian players, including Tamara Zidanšek as the 5th seed, and Kaja Juvan, who will face the first seed in the first round.

The first seeded Slovenian pair, Zidanšek and Andreja Klepač, will take on Juvan and Russia’s Natela Dzalamidze in the doubles tournament in the early afternoon today.

In the singles, Nika Radišič will take on Kristina Mladenovic of France.