THE Mornington Peninsula Tennis International which started this week at Mornington, has attracted the highest number of international entrants in its three-year history.
Players include former world number 16 Arantxa Rus and Australia’s Destanee Aiava. Rus has won 12 International Tennis Federation pro circuit titles and is a current member of the Netherlands Federation Cup team.
Aiava won the Australian under-18 championships at the end of last year, reached the second round of the Brisbane International and two weeks ago won the Perth Pro Tour event.
The Mornington Peninsula Tennis International gives top players a chance to earn world ranking points and prizemoney while providing a link between the junior ranks and the Women’s Tennis Association and ATP Tours.
The two clay court women’s tournaments at the Mornington Tennis Centre, Civic Reserve, Morningon, end on Sunday 2 April.