THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Empire Slovak Open 2017
From 05/15 to 05/21
Money prize: $ 100,000
Surface: Clay outdoor
Location: TC Empire – Hajdoczyho 11, TRNAVA, 91701, Slovakia
Info: The club, located in Hajdóczyho 11, has 16 clay courts, one modern 4 stars hotel, lounge bar and restaurant, a playground for children and many other facilities. The admittance is free. Old town is just 2,6 km from courts. Closest airport is Bratislava Airport at about 35 minutes driving.
Past champions: 2016 Katerina Siniakova -2015 Danka Kovinic – 2014 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova – 2013 Barbora Strycova – 2012 Anastasija Sevastova – 2011 Yvonne Meusburger – 2010 Sandra Zahlavova – 2009 Yvonne Meusburger
Entry list: Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) – Julia Boserup (Usa) – Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) – Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) – Kristina Kucova (Svk) – Kurumi Nara (Jpn) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Jana Cepelova (Svk) – Tatjana Maria (Ger)
THE TOWN: There is a little town in Western Slovakia with about 70,000 citizens and at about 47 km from Slovak capital city Bratislava, that for the high numbers of churches within the city walls has been nicknamed The Little Rome or more recently The Slovak Rome. Just for this Trnava would be worth a daily trip from Bratislava, if in more we add that in the second week of February will be held the traditional Itf event Empire Women Indoor, we’ll have a good reason to stay at least one night in this cute city. Of course to get in Trnava is possible by car or by train or public buses from Bratislava. In alternative you could come from Wien which is far just 131 km.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Town Tower and City Center
- Dobra Voda Castle
- Mala Synagoga Trnava
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Of course official tournament Hotel Empire but the problem is that during the tournament could be completely full because reserved to players. But you can just try to see if there is some room available last minute here.
- Best value for money is undoubtely 3 stars hotel La Pension which offers beautiful accomodations to customers. There arte two kinds of apartments: Standard are large 33 mq2 and prices start from 49€, Superior are 80 mq2 and start from 69€. Both offer modern furnishment, kitchen and free wi-fi. Superior gets wide living area more.
- IMPIQ Hotel. Modern hotel, located in a calm zone of Trnava but not so far from old city, offers a new building, modern designed rooms, a very good restaurant, free parking area and wi-fi connection. The prices for a 24 mq2 single business room start from 79€. The full buffet breakfast is included.
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