H-E-B Women’s Pro Tennis Open Winner Earns Spot in Hologic WTA Tour Event
AUSTIN, Texas – A wild card entry into February’s ATX Open has been awarded to Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva following her winning the singles title at the ITF Tour H-E-B Women’s Pro Tennis Open this weekend.
The 18-year-old Jimenez Kasintseva claimed the title as the No. 6 seed with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over No. 4 seed Hanna Chang Sunday. In doing so, Jimenez Kasintseva secured an entry into the 32-player field at the ATX Open, a Hologic WTA Tour 250 that will be held at Austin’s Westwood Country Club Feb. 24-March 3.
“It’s certainly very special. It’s been a tough week for me. I had to fight a lot to get to the final and win today,” Jimenez Kasintseva said after Sunday’s match. “I’m just very happy. This is a great present. I’m very excited to be back here next year for the WTA 250.”
The left-handed Jimenez Kasintseva is the first player from her native Andorra to ever play a WTA Tour match. In her five previous Tour appearances, her best result was a quarterfinal at Seoul in 2022. She was just 14-years-old when she won the Australian Open junior title in 2020. The H-E-B Women’s Pro Tennis Open win is her fourth career ITF circuit title and second of this season.
“We are delighted to connect these DropShot Series tournaments and offer the opportunity for an up-and-coming player to continue her growth with a spot in the WTA Tour’s ATX Open,” said Tournament Director Christo Van Rensburg. “Victoria enjoyed a great week at the H-E-B Women’s Pro Tennis Open, and we look forward to welcoming her back to Austin in February.”
Earlier this year, former University of Texas standout Peyton Stearns received this DropShot Series wild card entry into the ATX Open where she earned her first career WTA Tour match win and went on to reach the quarterfinals.
Jimenez Kasintseva will join a trio of players who have spent time in the Top 10 of the WTA Rankings at the ATX Open – Victoria Azarenka, Danielle Collins and Sloane Stephens.
A former World No. 1, Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion who owns 21 total career titles. A two-time NCAA singles champion, Collins owns a pair of WTA titles and reached a career high of No. 7 after reaching the 2022 Australian Open final. Stephens, who counts the 2017 US Open among her seven career titles, has reached as high as No. 3 in the rankings.
ATX Open tickets are on sale now. More information is available at www.atxopen.com.