Ekaterina Khayrutdinova hits a slice forehand in Boca Raton, Fla.

UTR Pro Tennis Tour October 2023 Recap: Khayrutdinova Captures First Title; Teen Ristic Wins Fourth

The end of the year is fast approaching but the UTR Pro Tennis Tour is not slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) released the first half of the 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour calendar with 90 $25K events, 15 of which offer full hospitality.

Looking for the updated schedule and how to register? Click here.

October saw 16 PTT events take place in the U.S., Serbia, Croatia, Japan, and France. Let’s celebrate some of the champions.

Laskutova Caputures Seventh Trophy

Ksenia Laskutova won two titles in two different countries, first snagging the PTT $25K crown in Serbia before traveling to nearby Croatia for another perfect week. The 27-year-old has now won seven PTT titles in four countries.



Collegiate Stars Rule in Boca

In Boca, Mathis Bondaz won his first-ever PTT first-place winner’s check with the loss of just one set across six matches. The 21-year-old from France is a transfer student at Virginia Commonwealth University after playing his first year of college tennis at Texas A&M.

Boca, one of the most popular PTT host sites, was also host to a women’s event. FIU sophomore Ekaterina Khayrutdinova won the tournament, also marking her first PTT victory.



Teenage Ristic Wins Again

In Serbia, teenager Mia Ristic kept her 2023 roll going with her second PTT title of the year and fourth overall. The 17-year-old Serbian won all of her matches in straight sets and promptly took her talents to an ITF W25K. The youngster already boasts a WTA ranking of No. 328.



Tokyo Hosts Joint PTT

Japan has become a consistent PTT host country in 2022, and is featured prominently in the new 2024 calendar. In October, 34-year-old Erika Sema won her first PTT title ever in Tokyo and first pro trophy since 2021. Sema has been ranked as high as No. 114 on the WTA Tour.

Sora Fukuda won the men’s PTT title the same week in Tokyo. With a UTR Rating of 13.51, Fakuda was the top seed and dominated his opponents.


Every event has at least $25K in financial commitment and full hospitality in 2024 is being offered in the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, and Mexico. The PTT is live-streamed on Amazon Prime Video, making it possible to watch from anywhere.

The PTT is expanding even more into the Asia & Pacific region with 34 events in Australia, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. Additional events for the 2024 calendar will be announced soon.

About the UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT)

The UTR Pro Tennis Tour officially began on January 1, 2021 to support tennis globally with prize money, venue support, technology, logistics, and competitive play opportunities. Universal Tennis, LLC is the owner and organizing body of the UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT), with responsibility for its Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct, Tournament Format, and related streaming and commercial rights. The UTR Pro Tennis Tour was started to create a development tour. With fewer events and substantially reduced prize money, aspiring professional players are increasingly struggling in the pursuit of their dreams. Working with host venues and national Federations, PTT provides additive and complementary opportunities to help emerging players and the broader tennis community.

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