11 Jul 2017

VIDEO: Grand Slam Grant recipients

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We caught up with some of the recipients of the inaugural International Player Grand Slam® Grants during the Wimbledon Qualifying event to find out what the funding means to them.

Fourteen players from 12 countries have been selected to receive the first-ever International Player Grand Slam® Grants financed by the Grand Slam Development Fund.

The new Programme will provide total funding in 2017 of $650,000 to selected players from around the world as a contribution towards their competition-related costs with the aim of helping them to develop as professional tennis players and compete in Grand Slam tournaments.

The Grand Slam Development Fund Committee has awarded grants to players who meet specific age, ranking and regional representation criteria and show exceptional potential.

The following six men and six women will receive $50,000 grants: Christian Garin (CHI), Lloyd Harris (RSA), Ilya Ivashka (BLR), Jurabek Karimov (UZB), Duckhee Lee (KOR), Elias Ymer (SWE), Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA), Ons Jabeur (TUN), Rebecca Peterson (SWE), Sabina Sharipova (UZB), Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) and Renata Zarazua (MEX).

In addition, Jose Statham (NZL) and Abigail Tere-Apisah (PNG) will both receive $25,000 grants as the highest ranked players in the Pacific region to ensure that at least one player from each region receives a grant.