Top tennis players to compete in Istanbul Open
Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic among tennis stars to compete in Turkey next monthSome of the world's top tennis professional will compete in Turkey next month in the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
According to organizers, 13 players ranked in the first 50 places by the Women's Tennis Association will compete in Istanbul between July 20 and 26.
Former world number ones, such as American Venus Williams and Serbian Jelena Jankovic, will be among those to compete.
2014's TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup finalist, Italian Roberta Vinci, and 2010 Roland Garros winner Italy's Francesca Schiavone are also registered for the tournament.
Organizers say the contest will be held for the eighth time in Turkey at the 8,000-capacity Garanti Koza Arena.