THE TOURNAMENT: Internationaux Feminins de la Vienne
Date: From 24/10 to 30/10
Money prize: $ 100,000
Category: ITF Women
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: Comité departmental de Tennis de la Vienne – 101 Rue Jacques Cœur, Poitiers 86000, France
General information: The Club is far just 4 km from Poitiers’ old town. Tournament organization provides a free bus shuttle service between Hotel de l’Europe and courts.
Recent Past Winners: 2015 Monica Niculescu – 2014 Timea Babos – 2013 Alexandra Sasnovich – 2012 Monica Puig – 2011 Kimiko Date
Top Seeded Players: Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Anna Lena Friedsam (Ger) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Pauline Parmentier (Fra) – Cagla Buyukakcay (Tur) – Lauren Davis (Usa) – Sorana Cirstea (Rou) – Nao Hibino (Jpn) – Oceane Dodin (Fra)
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN POITIERS:
- Church Notre Dame la Grande
- Parc de Blossac
- Palais de Justice
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel de l’Europe. Tournament official *** hotel situated at 5 minutes walking to Palace of Justice, this accomodation has been rated 8.3 on Booking. A small but comfy double room costs 75€ per night with superb breakfast and wifi included in the price.
- Ibis Styles Poitiers Centre. Fantastic *** hotel considered the best accomodation either on Booking or TripAdvisor. It is located at just 200 mt from Town Hall and offers modern double rooms from 92€ per night with excellent breakfast included. Free wifi is available for customers. Private parking costs 10€ per day.
- Mercure Poitiers Centre. Fantastic **** hotel which rises in an old chapel of 1854 and is situated in heart of Poitiers. Excellent is the on-site restaurant named Les Archives. Rated 8.6 on Booking it offers standard double rooms (19 mq2) at 99€ per night. Breakfast and public parking are available for a further fee, while free wifi is included in room price.
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