14 - 18 July 2020

Progress Tour Women’s Championships

National Tennis Centre

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Draw announced for The Progress Tour Women's Championships

  • 10/07/2020

  • News

Today the draw has been announced for both the singles and doubles group-stages of The Progress Tour Women's Championships, taking place from 14-18 July at the LTA's National Tennis Centre.

With groups named after British No.1s, Fed Cup team mates Harriet Dart and Katie Boulter go up against each other in the group named after their Fed Cup Team Captain, Anne Keothavong. In this same group will be Jodie Burrage, recent runner-up at the British Tour event as well as Eden Silva, Wimbledon mixed doubles quarterfinalist in 2019.

Heather Watson heads up Group Elena Baltacha, and will face some stiff competition from number three seed, Samantha Murray Sharan. Scotland's Maia Lumsden and Alicia Barnett make up the Baltacha group; Alicia having also been instrumental in the organisation of the event.

The late Elena Baltacha's husband, Nino Severino said: "It's fantastic that the tournament is honouring my wife and also our Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong.  It's a very exciting opportunity for all of the British players to show what they are really made of and for all of us to watch some exciting tennis."

The Progress Tour Women’s Championships

The Progress Tour Women’s Championships will take place from 14 -18 July at the LTA's National Tennis Centre, and will provide a showcase for Britain’s best female tennis players as they return to competition. It follows Jamie Murray’s successful Battle of the Brits men’s event, held at the NTC in the last week of June, and provides another opportunity for Britain’s top women to compete as professional tennis continues its return.

The event will take place over five days in a round robin format, similar to the World Tour Finals, with 16 singles players split into two tiers - Premier & Division 1 - before battling through to the knockout semi-final stage. Eight teams will compete in the Premier doubles competition.

Where can you watch?

Sports fans will be able to watch the live action broadcast across BBC Digital Platforms and streamed live across the LTA’s social channels throughout the week.

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