“Royal Indian Open” is a new addition to WTA Tournament Calendar in 2012. Royal Indian Open, a part of the WTA challenger series, was conceptualized to empower women tennis in emerging markets. Tennis has increasingly become popular in India with WTA events being second most followed events after major Grand Slams. At this backdrop India becomes a perfect landing place to host the Royal Indian Open.
The tournament is scheduled from 5th November till 11th November; which will be the only WTA event in the world during this period.