KATHMANDU: The seventh edition of the Citizens Bank Open Tennis Tournament began here on Monday.

A total of 142 players, including five foreigners, are taking part in the tournament that features 10 events and is being played at the Army Officers’ Club and Dasharath Stadium courts.

The annual tournament, sponsored by Citizens Bank International Limited, carries a total cash purse of Rs 498,500. Earlier, CEO of Citizens Bank Ganesh Raj Pokharel inaugurated the six-day tournament.