From September 26 through October 1, Chennai will host a WTA tournament.

Chennai will host a WTA 250 tennis tournament for women on September 26-October 2 . Tamil Nadu Minister for Youth and Sports Development revealed the format of the tournament .

From September 26 to October 2, Chennai will host a WTA 250 tennis tournament for women.Siva V Meyyanathan, the Tamil Nadu Minister for Youth and Sports Development, revealed the city's format of the tournament.Chief Minister M K Stalin gave the goverments permission letter to host the tourney to TNTA president Vijay Amritraj, according to him.Chennai will host an international womens tennis tournament on September 26-October 2, according to Meyyanathan, the Tamil Nadu government will be the primary sponsor.

It has also allocated Rs five crore as the first instalment for the tournament, according to former Tennis player Vijay Amritraj, who said Stalin had been very supportive.He has been incredibly encouraging.We've been able to get everything settled in a snail's pace, says Amritraj of PTI.We now need to get the final paperwork, and protocols settled with the WTA and the tournament operators, he said.We were able to find a spot after my first meeting with the CM, who was very keen to host an international sporting event.

It will introduce womens tennis in the state.Before the tournament was relocated to Chennai, Chennai hosted an ATP tournament from 1997 to 2017.