For the upcoming Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris tournament, the excitement is palpable as the first official player list unveils a stellar lineup, promising a showcase of the world’s finest young tennis talents. This year, the event will feature 27 of Europe’s top 30 ranked boys and 24 of the top 30 ranked girls, indicating a highly competitive field.

Among the standout participants, Alena Kovackova is a name to watch. Born on June 13, 2008, this Czech prodigy has already made significant waves in the junior tennis circuit. Notably, Kovackova clinched the U16 title at the Tennis Europe Masters in Monte Carlo while being ranked as the European number one in the U14 category, an impressive feat that saw her become the first girl to win both the U14 and U16 “Player of the Year” awards in the same year. She has also won the Wimbledon Junior Girls’ Doubles title alongside compatriot Laura Samsonová.

Another exciting name on the boys side is Izan Bañares, a 13-year-old from Madrid, Spain, who showcased his talent by reaching the final of the prestigious Les Petits As tournament, often referred to as the World Championship for players under 14. His journey to the final was marked by impressive victories over competitors from around the globe. Bañares’ achievements at Les Petits As add to his already glowing reputation, having won the Masters Nacional Infantil and achieved international success in tournaments in Palmanova, Mallorca, and Hørsholm, Denmark.
We’re looking forward to welcome the future of tennis to Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris.