THE TOURNAMENT: GENERALI LADIES LINZ
Date: From 10/10 to 16/10
Money prize: $ 226,750
Category: WTA International
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: TipsArena Linz – Ziegeleistraße 76, 4020 Linz, Austria
How to get: TipsArena Linz is located near the central station of Linz at the so called “Froschberg”. The simple way to get is by bus using lines 17, 19 and 46 stop “Stadion” (both directions) or using line 27 stop “Botanischer Garten” (direction “Chemie”).
Past Winners: 2015 Anastasia Pavlyunchenkova – 2014 Karolina Pliskova – 2013 Angeilique Kerber – 2012 Victoria Azarenka – 2011 Petra Kvitova – 2010 Ana Ivanovic – 2009 Yanina Wickmayer – 2008 Ana Ivanovic – 2007 Daniela Hantuchova – 2006 Maria Sharapova
Top Seeded Players: Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) – Barbora Strycova (Cze) – Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Daria Kasatkina (Rus) – Laura Siegemund (Ger) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Misaki Doi (Jap) – Sara Errani (Ita).
Linz is the third largest city of Austria with a conurbation area populated by about 270,000 people. In 2009 has been chosen as European Capital of Culture and since December 2014 it’s a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities (UCCN) network as a City of Media Arts. Linz is well known for the Linzer Torte, which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, with its first recipe dating from 1653.
For Lonely Planet “‘In Linz beginnt’s‘ (it begins in Linz) goes the Austrian saying, and it’s spot on. This is a city on the move. Daring public art installations, a burgeoning cultural scene, a cyber centre and a cutting-edge gallery that look freshly minted for a sci-fi movie all signal tomorrow’s Austria, and reveal that Linz has its finger on the pulse of the country’s technology industry.
It took a long time coming, but since Linz seized the reins as European Capital of Culture in 2009, the world has been waking up to the charms of Austria’s third city. Sitting astride the Danube, Linz rewards visitors who look beyond its less-than-loveable industrial outskirts.”
TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN LINZ:
- Ars Electronica Center
- Linzer Landhaus
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Austria Classic Hotel Wolfinger. Faboulous *** hotel located in an historical building of 15th century just on Hauptplatz, Linz most important square. This accomodation has been rated 8.7 on Booking. A wonderful double room of 20 mq2 costs 133€ per night with breakfast and wifi included.
- Park Inn by Radisson Linz. Delicious **** hotel which is located at just 2.7 km from TipsArena and 600 mt from Old Town .Rated 8.5 on booking, it offers modern standard double room at 119€ per night breakfast and wifi connection included. This hotel features free fitness center, an international restaurant and a ballroom.
- Hotel Am Domplatz. Fantastic **** hotel located close to Domplatz and Mariendom Cathedral, in the heart of Linz. Rated 8.8 on Booking offers elegant superior double rooms (32 mq2) at 175€ with free wifi. Breakfast and parking are available for a fee.