Szczecin – Are you ready for a Polish tennis break?

THE TOURNAMENT:  ATP CHALLENGER Pekao Szczecin Open

Date: From 12/9 to 18/9

Money prize: $ 125,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Tournament Location: PROMASTERS – Al. Wojska Polskiego 127, Szczecin

General information: Old town is located just 4 km and 10 minutes by car from PROMASTERS’ clay courts.

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Jan Lennard Struff – 2014 Dustin Brown – 2013 Oleksandr Nedovyesov – 2012 Victor Hanescu – 2011 Rui Machado

Top Seeded Players: Jan Lennard Struff (Ger) – Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – Dustin Brown (Usa) – Karen Kachanov (Rus) – Radu Albot (Can) – Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo)

 

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN SZCZENIN:

  • Stare Miasto

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  • Park Kasprowicza

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  • Pomeranian Dukes Castle

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Boncza. Best *** hotel in the town just 10 minutes walking from beach. Rated 8.2 on Booking. Deluxe room price is 83€ per night breakfast included.
  • Hotel Atrium. Very good **** hotel just 1km from tennis courts. Rated 8.5 on booking, it offers 25 mq2 studios at 94€ per night with breakfast
  • Hotel Zamek Centrum. Amazing ****  hotel located in the heart of Szczenin just outside Pomeranian Dukes Castle. Rated 9.2 on Booking. Prices for a comfortable classic room start from 117€ breakfast included.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

SZCZENIN TOURISM

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Metz -ATP Tennis Circus in the Heart of Moselle

THE TOURNAMENT:  ATP 250 MOSELLE OPEN

Date: From 19/9 to 25/9

Money prize: € 520,070

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tournament Location: Les Arènes de Metz – 5 Rue Louis le débonnaire 57000 METZ

General information: Metz Arena is easy accessible from city centre also walking for 8-9 minutes from City Station. Airport Nancy-Metz is far about 18 km from tennis courts.

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Jo Wilfred Tsonga – 2014 David Goffin – 2013 Gilles Simon – 2012-2011 Jo Wilfred Tsonga – 2010 Gilles Simon

Top 10 Players: Jo Wilfred Tsonga (Fra) – Dominik Thiem (Aut) – David Goffin (Bel) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Philip Kholschreiber (Ger) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Nicolas Almagro (Esp)

THE TOWN:

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is theprefecture of the Moselle department and the seat of the parliament of the Great East region. Located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, andLuxembourg,the city forms a central place of the European Greater Region. Lonely Planet says about Metz: “Sitting astride the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers, Lorraine’s graceful capital, Metz, (pronounced ‘mess’) is ready to be feted. Though the city’s Gothic marvel of a cathedral, superlative art collections and Michelin star–studded dining scene long managed to sidestep the world spotlight, all that changed with the show-stopping arrival of Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2010. Yet the Pompidou is but the prelude to Metz’ other charms: buzzy pavement cafes and shady riverside parks, a beautiful old town built from golden Jeumont stone and a regal Quartier Impérial up for Unesco World Heritage status. Suddenly, everyone’s talking about Metz, and rightly so.”

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN METZ:

  • Le Temple Neuf

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  • Cathédrale Saint Etienne

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  • Centre Pompidou

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Le Mondon. *** hotel just 1,5 km from Les Arenes de Metz. Classic double room is essential but modernly furnished and for 89€ per night includes breakfast.
  • Mercure Metz Centre. Very nice **** hotel just some steps from Pompidou Centre. Rated 8.6 for position on booking, this Accor Hotel offers standard double room from 135€ to 152€ with breakfast and free parking included.
  • La Citadele – MGallery Collection. Luxurious ****  hotel located in the heart of Metz. Rated 8.6 on Booking. Prices start from 168€ for a 30 mq2 double room (breakfast not included).

 

USEFUL LINKS:

METZ TOURISM

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QUEBEC CITY – EUGENIE BOUCHARD & FRIENDS IN THE MOST EUROPEAN NORTH-AMERICAN TOWN

THE TOURNAMENT:  WTA INTERNATIONAL COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE

Date: From 12/9 to 18/9

Money prize: $ 250,000

Surface: Carpet Outdoor

Tournament Location: Pavillon de l’Éducation physique et des sports – 2300 Rue de la Terrasse – Université Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada

General information: Université Laval’s Sports and Physical Education Pavilion (PEPS) is far about 11 km from Jean Lesage International Airport and just 5 km from gare de train de Sainte-Foy. PEPS has numerous parking lots, either inside or outside. During the tournament, the PEPS’ indoor parking has a fixed day rate.

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Annika Beck – 2014 Mirjana Lucic Baroni – 2013 Lucie Safarova – 2012 Kirsten Flipkens 2011 Barbora Strycova

Top 10 Players: Eugenie Bouchard (Can) – Annika Beck (Ger) – Timea Babos (Pol) – Anna-Lena Friedsam (Ger) – Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Julia Goerges (Ger) – Mona Barthel (Ger) – Naomi Broady (Gbr) – Samantha Crawford (Usa)

THE TOWN

Capital of the province of Quebec, the town is the second largest French speaking city in Canada after Montreal.  Founded in 1608, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The rampants surrounding Old Quebec were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the ‘Historic District of Old Québec’. For Lonely Planet “Montréal may have more media connections, commercial activity and global cachet, but Québec City has something else: the soul of the province, and the fiercer grip on French Canadian identity. It also happens to be one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires, with the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all. Even with a T-shirt shop on half the corners, there’s more than a glimmer of Old Europe in its classic bistros, sidewalk cafes and manicured squares“.

 

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN QUEBEC CITY:

  • Old Quebec

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  • Terrasse Dufferin and Hotel Le Chateau Frontenac

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  • Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Universel. *** hotel just a few steps from tournament location. Ideal for tennis lovers. Prices from 75€ without breakfast.
  • L’Arvidienne Couette et Cafè. Delicious **** boutique b&b just 1km from Battlefields park. Rated 9.2 on booking. Free parking and superb breakfast included. Queen Room from 114€.
  • Hotel le Priori. Amazing ****  hotel located 2 minutes walking from Old Town. Rated 9.4 on Booking. Prices from 164€ for a 22 mq2 double room with breakfast included.

Please notice that prices showed not include 14.97% + 3% taxes.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

QUEBEC CITY TOURISM

QUEBEC CITY ON QUEBECORIGINAL.COM

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10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • NEW YORK – US OPEN GRAND SLAM

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Total money prize: $ 46,300,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori + Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbine Muguruza, Roberta Vinci…and all the top ranked players of ATP & WTA rankings

Official Tournament Site

New York Official Guide

Accomodations

  • BANGKOK – ATP CHALLENGER BANGKOK OPEN 4

Wat Arun in Bangkok at night

Total money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Go Soeda. Duckhee Lee, Di Wu, Amir Weintraub, Ti Chen

Visit Bangkok Official Site

Accomodations

  • COMO – ATP CHALLENGER TORNEO CITTA’ DI COMO

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Total money prize: € 42,500

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Gerald Melzer, Roberto Carballes Baena, Taro Daniel, Josef Kovalik, Gianluigi Quinzi

VISIT COMO OFFICIAL SITE

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  • CURITIBA – ATP CHALLENGER ALBERTO DO PRANA

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Total money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Guido Andreozzi, Joao Souza, Nicolas Kicker, Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, Facundo Arguello

CURITIBA TOURISM SITE

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  • MAMAIA – WTA PRO CIRCUIT MAMAIA IDU TROPHY COMVEX

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Total money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Cristina Dinu, Fiona Ferro, Jessica Pieri, Alexandra Cadantu, Nadia Podoroska, Tereza Mrdeza

CONSTANTA TOURISM OFFICIAL SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

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  • GUIYANG – WTA ITF TOURNAMENT

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Total money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Nigina Abduraimova, Sabina Sharipova, Chang Liu, Anastasia Gasanova, Fatma Al Nabhani

GUYIANG ON CHINA GUIDE SITE

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  • ALMATY – WTA ITF ALMATY CUP 2016


Total money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Anna Kalinskaya, Anastasia Komardina, Conny Perrin, Victoria Kamenskaya, Kamila Kerimbayeva

ALMATY TOURISIM SITE

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  • CALGARY – ITF CALGARY FUTURES


Total money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Eduardo Struvay, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Tim Van Rijthoven, Philip Bester, Jose Statham

VISIT CALGARY OFFICIAL 

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

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  • SION – VISILAB MEN’S FUTURE SION


Total money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Federico Coria, Alexander Lazov,  Julian Ocleppo, Gonçalo Oliveira, Cristian Villagran

SION TOURISM

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  • TRIESTE – ITF CMG & CARSO TENNIS CUP


Total money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Claudia Giovine, Deborah Chiesa, Alice Balducci, Manca Pislak, Bojana Marinkovic

VISIT TRIESTE OFFICIAL SITE 

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Ponta Delgada…when tennis is just an exscuse to visit a place out of the world

THE TOURNAMENT:  Itf Azores Open Future 1

Date: From 05/9 to 11/9

Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard – Outdoor

Tennis Club: Clube de Ténis de São Miguel – Avenida Cecilia Meireles, 53 – Fajã de Cima, PONTA DELGADA, AZORES, 9500-508, Portugal

How to arrive: Tennis club is centrally located in Ponta Delgada just 700 mt from city center. Joao Paulo II Airport is far only 4,5 km.

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Julie Coin (Fra) – 2014 Ekaterina Lopes (Rus)

Top Seeded Players: Ioana Loredana Rosca (Rou) – Ines Murta (Por) – Katharina Hering (Ger) – Amandine Cazeaux (Por) – Jasmine Ladurner (Ita)

3 PLACES TO SEE IN PONTA DELGADA:

  • CALDEIRA DAS SETE CIDADES

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  • LAGOA DAS EMPADADAS

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  • MARINA PONTA DELGADA

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Ponta Delgada. Great value for money for this centrally located modern *** hotel; Rated 8.0 on Booking, this accomodation offers a spacious double room from just 80€ per night with breakfast included. Just 650 mt from Tennis Club.
  • Sao Miguel Park Hotel. This ****  hotel is the official accomodation of the tournament (at just 250 mt from  Clube de Ténis de São Miguel). Prices? 108€ for a 21mq2 including breakfast. Rated 8.3 on Booking.
  • Hotel Marina Atlantico. Wonderful **** hotel  overlooking directly the marina and harbor. Rated 8.6 on Booking offers modernly furnished sea view double room for 200€ per night (with breakfast).

 

USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT AZORES OFFICIAL

TENNIS CLUB AND TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

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Oviedo – Tennis fights in the magnificent capital of Asturias

THE TOURNAMENT:  Itf Copa Real Club de Tenis Oviedo

Date: From 05/9 to 11/9

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay – Outdoor

Tennis Club: Real Club de Tenis Oviedo – General Zuvillaga 3, 33005, OVIEDO

How to arrive: Tenis club is located 47 km from Asturias Airport (about 35 minutes by car on highways A8-A66) but just 600 from  Oviedo Uria Station.

Recent Past Winners: 2014 Adrien Puget (Fra) – 2014 Jordi Samper Montana (Esp) – 2013 Josè Checa Calvo (Esp) – 2012 Nikola Ciric (Srb) – 2011 Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus)

Top Seeded Players: Marc Giner (Esp) – Javier Marti (Esp) – Jaume Munar (Esp) – Goncalo Oliveira (Por) – Albert Alcaraz Ivorra (Esp)

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE IN OVIEDO:

  • SANTA MARIA DEL NARANCO CHURCH

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  • ESCULTURAS OVIEDO

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  • CATHEDRAL DE SAN SALVADOR

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Nap Hotel Oviedo. Delicious **** hotel just a few mt from Tenis Club and 10 minutes walking from old town – Rated 8.1 on Booking. A modern and quite spacious double room costs just 65€ per night with breakfast buffet included.
  • Ayre Hotel Oviedo. Terrific ****  hotel designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava – Located inside Oviedo Congress Palace this hotel is ranked at the 2nd place among Oviedo accomodations for Tripadvisor’s users. Prices from 95€ to 103€ with breakfast included.
  • Barcelò Oviedo Cervantes. Wonderful ***** design hotel  is located in the heart of Oviedo and is the official hotel of the tournament. Rated 8.7 on Booking offers spacious deluxe double room of 26 mq2 from 109€ to 139€ (with breakfast).

USEFUL LINKS:

OVIEDO INFO TOURIST

OVIEDO ON ASTURIAS GUIDE

TENNIS CLUB AND TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

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Sofia – Tennis trip in the cheapest European capital

THE TOURNAMENT:  Itf Allianz Cup

Date: From 05/9 to 11/9

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay – Outdoor

Tennis Club: Levski Sofia Tennis Club – Borissova Gradina, 1164 Sofia

How to arrive: Tennis club is quite centrally located (about 2 km from Old Town) and is far from Airport 10 km (15 minutes by car or taxi).

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Elena Bogdan (Rou) – 2014 Andreea Mitu (Rou) – 2013 Patricia Mayr (Aut) – 2012 Andreea Mitu (Rou)

Top Seeded Players: Isabela Shinikova (Bul) – Victoriya Tomova (Bul) – Paula Badosa Gibert (Esp) – Valentini Grammatikopoulou (Gre) – Tereza Mredeza (Cro) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita) – Jessica Pieri (Ita)

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE IN SOFIA:

  • ALEKSANDR NEVSKIJ CATEDRAL

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  • STONE RIVER (VITOSHA NATIONAL PARK)

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  • BOYANA WATERFALL (VITOSHA NATIONAL PARK)

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Budapest Hotel. *** hotel just 5 minutes from central station – Rated 8.8 on Booking. Prices from 49€ to 59€ (depending if breakfast included or not) for a 18mq2 standard double room.
  • Best Western Premier Thracia Hotel. ****  superb hotel – Directly located in Sofia’s city cenre. Rated 9.00 on Booking. Prices from 85€ to 99€ with breakfast always included.
  • Grand Hotel Sofia. Wonderful ***** luxury hotel  in the heart of Sofia and 22 minutes walking from Sofia Tennis Club. Rated 9.1 on Booking offers an executive double room of 60 mq2 from 193€ to 211€. Breakfast cost 16€ more but you will receive for free a one way airport transfer.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT SOFIA

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TENNIS CLUB AND TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

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SEVILLA – THE RHYTHM OF TENNIS WILL BEAT STRONG IN THE HEART OF ANDALUSIA

THE TOURNAMENT:  Liv Copa Sevilla

Date: From 06/9 to 11/9

Money prize: € 42,500

Surface: Clay

Tennis Club: Real Club De Tenis Betis – Avda. Ramón Carande, s/n, 41013 Sevilla

How to arrive: Tennis club is far from Sevilla Airport 11.3 km (about 20 minutes by car/ 40 minutes by public bus EA) and just 1.5 km walk from Alcàzar and Plaza de Espana.

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Pedro Cachin – 2014 Pablo Carreno Busta – 2013/2012/2011 Daniel Gimeno Traver – 2010 Albert Ramos

Top Seeded Players: Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – Gerald Melzer (Aut) – Taro Daniel (Jap) – Andrej Martin (Slv) – Daniel Gimeno Traver (Esp) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Andrei Roublev (Rus)

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE IN SEVILLA:

  • Plaza de Espana

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  • Real Alcàzar

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  • Catedral de Sevilla y Giralda

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Monte Triana. *** hotel just 15 minutes walk from old town – Prices from 89€ to 114€ depending if breakfast included or not. Wide 20mq2 room.
  • Melìa Sevilla. ****  hotel – Just 600 mt from tennis courts and close Plaza de Espana. Rated 8.3 on Booking. Prices from 120€-148€ in B&b for a 27 mq2 double room.
  • Hotel NH Collection Sevilla. **** hotel – About 500 mt from Tennis Club. Rated 8.6 on Booking. Prices from 128€ (only room) to 164€ (with breakfast).
  • Gran Melìa Colon. Wonderful ***** design hotel  ten minutes walk from Catedral. Rated 9.2 on Booking offers a deluxe double room from 220€ with breakfast included.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT SEVILLA

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GENOVA – TENNIS SHOW TO THE SHADOW OF THE LANTERN

THE TOURNAMENT:  Aon Open ATP Challenger

Date: From 06/9 to 11/9

Money prize: $ 125,000

Surface: Clay

Tennis Club: Valletta Cambiaso A.S.D. – via F. Ricci 1 e 3 canc. – Genova

How to arrive: Tennis club is far from Genova Airport 12.7 km (about 25 minutes by car) and 6.5 km from Genova Station.

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Nicolas Almagro – 2014 Albert Ramos – 2013 Dustin Brown

Top 10 Players: Carlos Berloq (Arg) – Horacio Zeballos (Arg) – Dustin Brown (Usa) – Karen Kachanov (Rus) – Roberto Carballes Baena (Esp) – Radu Albot (Rou) – Teymuraz Gabashvili (Geo) – Adam Pavlasek (Cek) – Federico Gaio (Ita) – Albert Montanes (Esp)

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE IN GENOVA:

  • Porto Anticogenova porto antico
  • Lanternala-lanterna-di-Genova
  • Acquarioacquario-di-Genova

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hermitage Hotel. *** hotel just 1.5 km from tournament location – Prices from 84€ to 90€ without breakfast.
  • Hotel Continental Genova. **** hotel – Rated 8.7 on Booking. Located just outside Genova central station. Prices from 129€ (only room) to 153€ (with breakfast).
  • Melìa Genova. *****  hotel – The best in Genova for Tripadvisor users. Rated 8.9 on Booking. Prices from 185€-205€ in B&b for a 18 mq2 double room.

USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT GENOVA

ACQUARIO DI GENOVA OFFICIAL SITE

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TENNIS CLUB SITE

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10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • WINSTON SALEM – ATP WINSTON SALEM OPEN


Money prize: $ 720,940

Surface: Hard

Main players: Richard Gasquet, Pablo Cuevas, Steve Johnson, Gilles Simon, Sam Querrey

Official Tournament Site

Winston Salem Tourism

Accomodations

  • NEW HAVEN – WTA CONNECTICUT OPEN


Money prize: $ 695,900

Surface: Hard

Main players: Agnieszka Radwanska, Roberta Vinci, Madison Keys, Petra Kvitova, Belinda Bencic, Karolina Pliskova

Official Tournament Site

Info Tourism

Accomodations 

  • MANERBIO – ATP CHALLENGER INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DI MANERBIO


Money prize: € 42,500

Surface: Clay

Main players: Andrej Martin, Gerald Melzer, Taro Daniel, Daniel Gimeno Traver, Leonardo Mayer, Elias Ymer, Filippo Volandri

Official Tournament Site

Manerbio-Brescia Tourism

Accomodations

  • POZNAN – ITF TALEX OPEN


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay

Main players: Kamil Maichrzack, Daniel Masur, Aleksandre Metreveli, Orlando Luz, Scott Griekspoor

Official Tournament Site

Poznan Tourism

Accomodations

  • BAGNATICA – ITF VI TROFEO CPZ


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay

Main players: Cristina Dinu, Conny Perrin, Anastasia Grymalska, Alexandra Cadantu, Jasmine Paolini, Jessica Pieri

Official Tournament Site

Info Tourism

Bergamo Accomodations

  • KHARKOV – ITF SUPERIOR CUP


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay

Main players: Victoria Kamenskaya, Anastasya Komardina, Anna Kalinskaya, Victoria Kan, Akgul Amanmuradova

Official Tournament Site

Info Tourism

Accomodations

  • TSUKUBA – ITF SEKISHO CHALLENGE OPEN 2016


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard

Main players: Riko Sawayanagi, Kyoka Okamura, Jia-Jing Lu, Greet Minnen, Akiko Omae

Official Tournament Site

Info Tourism

Accomodations

  • LAUSANNE – VISILAB MEN’S FUTURE


Money prize: € 10,000

Surface: Clay

Main players: Tomas Lipovsek Puches, Laurent Lokoli, Gonçalo Oliveira, Federico Coria, Hugo Nys, Gibril Diarra

Official Tournament Site

Info Tourism

Accomodations

  • NÜRNBERG – ITF FRANCONIA OPEN


Money prize: € 10,000

Surface: Clay

Main players: Katharina Hobgarski, Jade Suvrijn, Katerina Vankova, Chiara Grimm, Natalia Proese

Official Tournament Site

Info Tourism

Accomodations

  • SANTANDER – ITF LXVIII TORNEO INTERNACIONAL RDT DE LA MAGDALENA


Money prize: € 10,000

Surface: Clay

Main players: Alberto Brizzi, Javier Marti, Mario Vilella Martinez, Laurent Rochette, Jaume Pla Malfeito

Official Tournament Site

Info Tourism

Accomodations

Me, tennis & travels – An interview to Ioana Pietroiu

With this page today we’ll start a new very intersting rubric which will allow us to know from inside what tennis players think about their style of life and especially about their continued moving around the world.

Today we thank the young rumenian tennis player Ioana Pietroiu who answered us a few questions about her relationship with travels.


Ioana is a very intersting left handed player born in Buzau (Romania) on 17 February 1998 and who will attempt to continue the great tradition of romanian tennis movement in which today Simona Halep is the most shining star. Ioana played her first professional tournament already in 2012 but it’s only in the current year that she began to play Itf tournaments with continuity. The good results are immediately arrived, with 3 finals in the last months and 1 won tournament in Sharm El Sheikh just one week ago. These results will take her to 563th position of Wta ranking on next Monday with great possibilities of further improvements by the end of the year (infact today she will play another semifinal in Sharm El Sheikh).

But now the interview…

Ioana, how many years are you wandering the world to play tennis tournaments ?

I started playing international tournaments when i was around 13.

Are you able to enjoy and visit the places where you play tournaments ? 

Not that much, usually maybe I get to sightsee for a day or so.

What is the most beautiful place did you discover playing tennis? 

I went to a lot of great places because of tennis but probably one of the nicest was Nice and the south of France.

What is the most beautiful place of your country that you would suggest us to visit? 

Romania has so many beautiful places, like Transylvania and Bucovina.

You played your last tournaments in Sharm El Sheikh. Would you like to live there?

No, definitely not. It’s way too hot here 🙂

Many thanks Ioana and good luck for today semifinal and for your career!

If you want to know much more about Bucovina favourite region look to these useful links:


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BUCOVINA HOTEL SELECTION

See you soon guys!!!