THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Nana Trophy
From 04/24 to 04/30
Prize money: $ 60,000
Surface: Clay outdoor
Tournament location: Tennis Club de Tunis – 20 Bis Avenue Alain Savary , Tunis , 1002, Tunisia
How to get: Tennis venue is located centrally in the heart of Tunis at 4,5 km from Medina. Tunis Intl Airport is far just 5,3 km from TC de Tunis that is about 10 minutes driving.
Previous winners: 2016 Ons Jabeur (Tun) – 2015 Maria Irigoyen (Arg) – 2014-2013 Ons Jabeur (Tun)
Entry list: Maryna Zanevska (Bel) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Anna Blinkova (Rus) – Alison Von Uytvanck (Bel) – Alexandra Dulgheru (Rou) – Richel Hogenkamp (Ned) – Petra Martic (Cro) – Cindy Burger (Ned) – Quirine Lemoine (Ned) – Amra Sadikovic (Sui)
THE TOWN: Tunis is both the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as Grand Tunis, has some 2,700,000 inhabitants. Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, behind the Lake of Tunis, the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. At its core lies its ancient Medina, a World Heritage Site. Beyond this district lie the suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa, and Sidi Bou Said.
Just through the Sea Gate begins the modern city, or Ville Nouvelle, traversed by the grand Avenue Habib Bourguiba (often referred to by popular press and travel guides as the Tunisian Champs-Élysées), where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller, older structures. As the capital city of the country, Tunis is the focus of Tunisian political and administrative life; it is also the centre of the country’s commercial activity. The expansion of the Tunisian economy in recent decades is reflected in the booming development of the outer city where one can see clearly the social challenges brought about by rapid modernization in Tunisia.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Bardo Museum
- Berber Village
- Hotel Carlton. Good *** hotel located in modern part of Tunis, so-called Ville Nouvelle which provides room service and free Wi-Fi. The rooms (some with balcony) have satellite TV, private bathrooms and beds with orthopedic mattresses. The nightly rate is 65€ with breakfast included.
- Royal Victoria. Wonderful **** hotel located a few steps from Porte De France and rated 8.8 on Booking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. A superior room costs 85€ per night in b&b.
- The Penthouse Suites Hotel. Excellent ***** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking which features an outdoor pool, skating rink and a restaurant. The property featufree parking and Wifi. An enormous 218 mq2 suite costs 190€ per night with breakfast included.