Kungens Kanna has been organized since 1901, and the Drottningens Pris since 1950. Unfortunately, in 2021 the tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic, and some remaining Covid-19 restrictions prevented the event execution last February.
But now it is finally time to welcome many of the world’s best 14-year-olds to the Royal Tennis Hall and the Nordics leading junior competition.
The final qualifying round has just ended, with no less than seven KLTK players in the line-up. Unfortunately, none made it to the main draw despite great fighting efforts. Wilhelmina Lindorff, Isabel Eriksson and Anastasia Nesic were close but fell in the final qualifying round after tough opposition.
– Good experience for our young girls to experience international opposition. It’s also extra fun to see many of our younger juniors in the hall to support their older club-mates, comments KLTK’s coach John Björksund.
Although no KLTK junior managed to qualify, others had a little more luck, such as Isabelle Rockler from Solna TK and Nora Pitic, from Upsala TK.
Our neighbouring country Norway also did well, as three Norwegian players made it to the main competition via qualifiers.
The seeding in the qualifiers did justice to the results; the three highest-seeded boys and the three highest-seeded girls all made it to the main draw, which starts tomorrow, Monday.
Sunday’s qualifying finals ended with the traditional opening ceremony where players from 30 nations marched onto the Center Court in The Royal Lawn Tennis Club of Stockholm.
It’s good to be back, Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris!