25K Women's Champion Gets Direct Accept Wild Card into WTA 250 ATX Open - February 24-March 3, 2024


Nigina Abduraimova (1). Country: Uzbekistan. Age: 29 (7-7-94).  Current WTA ranking: 144. Current ITF ranking: 139. Best results: Won 13 ITF titles playing singles, won 16 ITF titles playing doubles. Best ITF result in 2023: Won W60 title in Oeiras, Portugal. Competed in 15 Grand Slam tournaments including the Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, and the U.S. Open. Best result in majors: Went to 3rd qualifying round in the U.S. Open in 2013. Extra: Prefers grass/hard and started playing tennis at 5. 

Stacey Fung (2). Country: Canada. Age: 26 (2-6-1997).  Current WTA Ranking: 230, current ITF Ranking: 257. Best ITF results: Won ITF/Tennis Europe Tournament in Georgia in May 2023. College: Graduated from University of Washington. Extra: Crowned All-American in college and achieved career-high ITA ranking of No. 6 in singles.

Grace Min (3): Hometown: Atlanta Age: 29. (5-6-1994). 2017 USTA feature. Career-high ITF singles ranking 576; Current WTA singles ranking 282. Career high: No. 97 in March 2015.

Victoria Jimenez Kastinseva (4): Country: Andorra. Age: 18 (08-9-2005). Current WTA ranking: 121, current ITF ranking: 621. Best result in 2023: Won W25 title in Boca Raton, FL. Also: Competed in one French Open, two U.S. Opens, one Australian Open, one Wimbledon. Best result in majors: Won 2020 girls singles at Australian Open. Extras: Prefers playing on grass, started playing tennis at 5.

Martha Matoula (5): Country: Greece. Age: 26 (4-26-1997). Career-high WTA singles ranking 305 (also current); Career high ITF singles ranking: 84;  Current ITF singles ranking: 577 Best ITF results: won singles titles in the W25 Prokuplje  in 2023 and W15 Herkalion  2021. College:  University of Tulsa.

Hanna Chang (6): Hometown: Fontana, Calif. Age: 25 (2-25-1998). Current WTA ranking: 214, current ITF ranking: 56. Best ITF results in 2023: Won a W25 title in Goyang, South Korea and a W15 title in Lakewood, Calif. Best results in Grand Slam tournaments: Went to the second round at the U.S. Open in 2021 and to the second round at Wimbledon in 2022. College: attended Pepperdine. 

Liv Hovde (7): McKinney, Texas. Age: 18 y/o) 10-25-2005, main 5, pro 291. Current WTA ranking: 312, Career High ITF Junior ranking: 3. Best ITF results: 2022 Wimbledon junior champion, semifinalist in 2022 Australia Open Junior Championship. 

Fernanda Contreras (8): Country: Mexico. Age: 26 (10-8-1997). Current WTA singles ranking: 355. Career-high WTA singles ranking: 139; Career-high ITF singles ranking: 93; Best ITF Results: Won a W25 title in Waco, Texas, and a W15 title in Cancun, Mexico.  College: Vanderbilt University; Extra: Went to Westlake high school in Austin.


Chloe Beck: Hometown: Watkinsville, Georgia.  Age: 22 (8-30-2001). Current WTA ranking: 442. Best ITF results in 2023: Went to the finals in W25 tournament in Florence, South Carolina. Best Grand Slam result in 2023: First round of the U.S. Open. … Won the junior doubles tournament at the 2019 French Open. College: Duke, where she was ranked as high as No. 2 by Intercollegiate Tennis Association. 

Ellie Douglas: Hometown: McKinney, Texas. Age: 23 (5-23-2000). Current WTA singles ranking: 641, Career-high: 319. Best ITF Results: Made it to the third round of Wimbledon Junior Championships in 2017.  College: Texas Christian University. Extra: started playing at 8.

Tatum Evans: Hometown: McLean, Va. Age: 18 (08/18/2005). WTA Ranking: 993, ITF Ranking: 973. 2023 Best ITF Results: Quarterfinals, W15 Norman, Oklahoma in November. College: University of North Carolina Commit (NLI), Extra: As a high school freshman, Evans ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation for girls under 16. Social 

Jessica Failla, USA, 7-5-1997 (26 y/o), Qual 2, pro 508; Current WTA Ranking: 504, Career-high: 411, Career-high ITF Ranking: 18. Best ITF Results: Semifinalist in 2023 W60 in Madrid. Played at USC, Pepperdine. Extra: Played two seasons at USC, three at pepperdine. Entered first season at pepperdine with highest ITA ranking of No. 16.

Jiangxue Han, Country: China. Age: 21 (11-26, 2001). Current WTA Ranking: 691, Career High: 684, Career high ITF ranking: 172. Best ITF results: Won two W15 tournaments in 2022, one in Lakewood, California and one in San Diego, California. College: USC (Redshirt junior). Competed at Junior Wimbledon and Junior US Open. PAC-12 All-conference second team honors 2022, 2023. Extra: Goes by “Snow.” 

Kimmi Hance (Qualifier): Hometown: Torrance, Calif. Age 20 (4-27-03). WTA ranking: 807 (career high 806). ITF ranking: 536 (career high: 407). College: UCLA, where with partner Elise Wagle was ITA All-America selection, NCAA doubles qualifier and Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year.

Catherine Harrison (Wild Card): Hometown: Germantown, Tenn. Age: 29 (4-9-1994). Current WTA ranking: 1,007 (career high of 214 in 2022). Current ITF ranking: 1,073 (682 in 2019). Women’s ITF titles: W25 Redding CA in 2021 and W25 Fort Worth, TX in 2019; College: played for UCLA. Extra: started playing at 6.

Maria Kononova: Country: Not listed. 26 (3-4-1997). WTA Ranking: 662. ITF Ranking: 443. 2023 Best Results: 153. Career Highlights: Won four doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. College: University of North Texas, 2015-2019. Graduated with the most singles wins (82) in UNT history. Social

Mariia Kozyreva: Country: Not listed. Age: 24 (5-22-1999). Current WTA ranking: 498. Current ITF ranking: 598. Best ITF results: Finalist at W15 tournament in Rancho Santa Fe, California in 2022. Extra: Prefers hard surface, started playing tennis at 5. 

Ashley Lahey: Hometown: Hawthorne, Calif., 10-26-1999 (24 y/o). Current WTA Ranking: 363, career high: 317, career high ITF ranking: 14. Best ITF results: Finalist at 2022 W25 Funchal. College: formerly Pepperdine. Extra: Quarterfinalist here last year, lost to Peyton Stearns. In college: NCAA singles championship runner-up, ITA All-American singles (2017, 2018, 2020).

Gabriela Lee: Country: Romania. Age: 28 (8-23-1995). Current WTA Ranking: 445. Career High: 136. Career High ITF Ranking: 253. Best ITF results: Won W100 Bonita Springs in May 2022. Extra: Played first round of qualifying in 2020 French and U.S. Open.

Ayumi Miyamoto (Qualifier): Country: Japan. Age: 22 (12/18/2000). WTA Ranking: 1,009, ITF Ranking: 371. 2023 Best Results, 360, College: Oklahoma State University. Social

Clervie Ngounoue: Hometown: Washington D.C. Age. 17 (7-19-2006). Career-high WTA singles ranking: 426; Career-high ITF singles ranking: 1049; Current WTA singles ranking: 511; Current ITF singles ranking 1075; Best ITF results: Won 2023 Wimbledon Junior singles title. Was H-E-B. finalist in 2023. Extra: Started at age 3.

Martina Okalova. Country: Slovakia. Age: 26 (6-5-1997). Currently WTA singles: 803. Career-high WTA singles ranking: 609; Career High ITF singles ranking 55. Current ITF singles ranking 1013 Extra: started at age 12.

Jade Otway (Qualifier): Age: 20. Country: New Zealand. WTA Ranking: 936. ITF Ranking: 1169. 2023 Best Results: 911. Career Highlights: 2021 J4 Wellington Junior title in New Zealand. College: Texas Christian University. Extra: Named the first-ever NIT Tennis MVP going 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles. Social.

Taisiya Pachkaleva (Wild Card): Country: Not listed. Age: 22 (4-6-2001). Current rankings unavailable. Career-high WTA ranking: 538. Career-high ITF ranking: 74. Best ITF results: Finalist at W15 tournament in Antalya, Turkey (2020). Named ITA rookie of the year in 2021. College: played two seasons at Pepperdine (2020-2022), signed to begin playing at UT Austin in Fall 2022. Extra: Preferred surface is hardcourt. 

Madison Sieg. Hometown: Greenwich, Conn. Age 20 (6-17-2003). Best ITF results: Won W15 title in Naples, Fla. College: University of Southern California … was ITA All-AMerican singles and doubles honors and Pac-12 Conference first team. Extra: Sieg’s mother is two-time USC NCAA tennis champion Heliane Steden. Madison prefers clay.

Mary Stoiana. Hometown: Southbury, Conn..Age: 20 (5-6-2003). Current WTA ranking: 585, career-high: 575. Best ITF results: Wildcard into US Open (lost 1st round qualifying), Finalist in W15 Lakewood, California 2023. College: Texas A&M. Extra: SEC player of the year (2023), ITA All American Singles & Doubles (2023).

Stefani Webb, Australia. Age 18 (3-20-2005). Current WTA ranking: 1008. Current ITF ranking: 221. Best ITF results 2023: Won W15 tournament in Champaign, Illinois. College: University of Central Florida. Won Australian Junior National Championship for both singles and doubles in 2022, earned a wild card to the 2023 Australian Open Juniors, reaching second round.  

Sahaja Yamalapalli. Country: India. Age 23 (10-29-2000). Current WTA Ranking: 420, Career High ITF Ranking: 332. Best ITF Results: Won W25 Gurugram in July 2022. College: Formerly Sam Houston State. Extra: Finalist in 2023 W25 Nakhon Si Thammarat.


Chelsea Fontenel: Age: 19, Country: Switzerland, WTA Ranking: 784, ITF Ranking: 234, 2023 Best Results: 752. College: Arizona State University, Extra: Was ranked as high as number 38 in the ITF Junior ranking in January of last year. Social

Jiangxue Han: Country: China. Age: 21 (11/28/2001). WTA Ranking: 691, ITF Ranking: 1075, 2023 Best Results: 684, College: Northwestern University Class of 2022, Extra: Han’s ITF Singles ranking reached a high of 172 in March, 2020, Social

Yujia Huang: Age: 20, Country: China, WTA Ranking: 815, ITF Ranking: 569, 2023 Best Results: 536, College: Brigham Young University, Extra: Social Ranked No. 150 ITF Juniors, 2020 Thailand Grade 1 Doubles Champion, 2020 ITF India Grade 2 and 3 Doubles Champion. Nicknamed Bobo.

Vivian Ovrootsky: Age: 19, Hometown: San Jose, Calif. Career-best ITF Junior Ranking: 217, College: University of Texas at Austin Social Extra: (UV-root-ski) Reached the No. 1 spot nationally by TennisRecruiting.net, Texas A&M Invitational Singles Champion

Ava Markham: Age: 23. Hometown: Demarest, N.J. WTA Ranking: 664. ITF Ranking: 824. 2023 Best Results: 618. Career Highlights: 2022 W15 Cancun title in Mexico. College: University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2018-2023. Extra: 3x All-Big Ten honoree, Social

Malaika Rapolu: (muh-LIE-kuh WRAP-oh-loo). Hometown:Cedar Park, Texas (outside Austin). Age:  20. Current ITF ranking: 1,644. Current WTA ranking: 1239 (high, 917 in June 2023). Best results: 2022 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, 2021-22 ITA Scholar-Athlete, Fall 2021 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, 2021 Big 12 Individual Champion at No. 6 singles. College: University of Texas senior. 

Nicole Rivkin: Age: 20, Country: Bremen, Germany, WTA Ranking: 827, ITF Juniors Ranking: 53, College: UT Austin, Extra: Social UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) was 10.90 when she committed to Texas in June 2022. Won four ITF junior singles and four ITF junior doubles titles.

Akasha Urhobo: Age: 16. Country: USA. WTA Ranking: 842. ITF Ranking: 1768. 2023 Best Results: 225. Career Highlights: 2023 J100 Delray Beach Junior title in America. College: N/A. Extra: In March 2022, she played her first professional tournament on the ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour in Naples, Florida, where she made it to the quarterfinals, Social

Danielle Willson: Age: 24, Hometown: Newport Beach, CA, WTA Ranking: 998, ITF Ranking: 236, 2023 Best Results: 229, College: Ohio State University, (undergrad@USC) Extra: Social Reached as high as No. 70 in ITA singles rankings and No. 18 in doubles.

Anna Zyryanova: Age: 19. Country: not listed. WTA Ranking: 866, ITF Juniors Ranking: 61, College: NC State … Posted a 9-4 record overall going 5-1 ACC play, Wolfpack were 8-0 when she won her singles match. Extra: Social