ITF announces tour events for early 2018

Australian Open and two Super Series to take place within first four months of the year 21 Oct 2017
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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has published the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour Calendar for the first four months of 2018. The updated calendar includes dates and tournament gradings for the events taking place up until the end of April.

The first four months will feature the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, from 24-27 January. Two Super Series will also take place, with the Sydney Open taking place 9-13 January and the Cajun Classic, which has been awarded Super Series status for the first time, from 21-25 March.

The inaugural Georgia Open, which has ITF 1 status, will be held in the USA the week before the Cajun Classic.

In 2014, Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer UNIQLO signed a three-year sponsorship agreement for the ITF’s major wheelchair tennis properties. The agreement saw UNIQLO become the title sponsor of the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour and Wheelchair Doubles Masters, as well as an international sponsor of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.

In 2017, UNIQLO extended its sponsorship agreement with the ITF and also became an official partner of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup and title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Rankings.

Full story is available on the ITF’s website.