For the first time Kazakhstan will host the junior world championships qualification 

20.04.2023    Views: 1124
Source: KTF press-service
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From May 1 to 13, Shymkent will host the Asia / Oceania Final Qualifying Juniors Davis Cup and Juniors Billie Jean King Cup. The strongest 16&U juniors of Asia/Oceania will participate in the competitions.

The following girls' teams will compete for an entry to the World Championships:
Kazakhstan, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

The following boys' teams will contest:
Kazakhstan, Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Kazakhstan team lineups.

Boys:
1. Amir Omarkhanov (Karaganda).
2. Zangar Nurlanuly (Turkestan).
Damir Zhalgasbay (Almaty), Bakhtiyar Erasyl (Astana) and Artem Sidorov (Almaty) will compete for the third vacant spot.
Captain: Sergey Kvak
 
Girls:
1. Inkar Dusebay (Almaty)
2. Polina Sleptsova (Almaty)
3. Ariana Gogulina (Astana)
4. Anastasia Krymkova (Taraz).
Captain: Yaroslava Shvedova                          
*Later the captain of the team will choose three of them into the squad.

Each event will be attended by 16 teams divided into four groups. The top two teams of each group will enter the play-off. They will then compete for an entry to the World Team Championships. This year four entries will be given to the A/O boys  (semi-finalists automatically qualify for the World Cup), and three entries for the girls (finalists will automatically qualify for the World Cup, and the semifinalists will play each other to enter the World Cup).

Billie Jean King Cup Juniors / Davis Cup Juniors - are the main team tournaments in junior tennis 16&U, held by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Among the famous professional tennis players who participated in these tournaments are: Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, Americans Jim Currier, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick, Dutchman Richard Krejcek, Russians Evgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, Australians Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, Swiss Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Spaniards Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Canadians Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Americans Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport, German Anke Huber, French Amelie Moresmo, Russians Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Myskina, Australian Elena Dokic, Ashley Barty, and others.

Note that in parallel with Shymkent the qualifiers will be held in other parts of the world. Europe, Africa, South America, North and Central America will host other qualifying competitions to determine the final 16 teams that will compete in the World Championships next summer.

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