THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN FSP Gold River Women’s Challenger
From 07/24 to 07/30
Surface: Hard outdoor
Prize money: 60,000$
Tournament location: Gold River Racquet Club – 2201 Gold Rush Drive, Gold River, CA 95670, USA
How to arrive: Coming from Sacramento take the Sunrise Blvd Exit. At the end of the exit ramp go left. Proceed 3 lights and turn right at Coloma Avenue. When you get to Gold Rush Drive turn left and Gold River Racquet Club will be on the left. Limited parking is available.
Past champions: 2016 Sofia Kenin – 2015 Anhelina Kalinina – 2014 Olivia Rogowska – 2013 Mayo Hibi – 2012 Maria Sanchez
Entry list: Jennifer Brady (Usa) – Kristie Ahn (Usa) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Marina Erakovic (Nzl) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Jamie Loeb (Usa) – Danielle Rose Collins (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Lizette Cabrera (Aus) – Kimiko Date (Jpn)
THE TOWN: Sacramento is the capital city of California and with an estimated 2016 population of 493,025 it is the sixth-largest city of the state. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for Time magazine named Sacramento “America’s Most Diverse City”. The city is known not only for its diversity, but for tree canopy, historic Old Sacramento, evolving contemporary culture as the most hipster city in California, sunny climate, state administration, and farm-to-fork dining.
For Lonely Planet: “Sacramento is a city of contrasts. It’s a former cow town where state legislators’ SUVs go bumper-to-bumper with farmers’ muddy, half-ton pickups at rush hour. It has sprawling suburbs, but also new lofts and upscale boutiques squeezed between aging mid-century storefronts.
The people of ‘Sac’ are a resourceful lot that have fostered small but thriving food, art and nightlife scenes. They rightfully crow about Second Saturday, the monthly Midtown gallery hop that is the symbol of the city’s cultural awakening. Their ubiquitous farmers markets, farm-to-fork fare and craft beers are another point of pride.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Old Sacramento
- Crocker Art Museum
- Tower Bridge
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Sterling Hotel. Excellent *** boutique hotel rated 8.8 on Booking and located downtown Sacramento, which is set in a typical Victorian house with uniquely decorated, bright and spacious rooms and free WiFi. A daily continental breakfast is served to all guests in the hotel’s breakfast bar. Lunch and dinner are available at the on-site restaurant. Prices? For a king room start from 197$ with breakfast included.
- Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park. This *** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking is located across from Capitol Park in downtown Sacramento. It has a heated outdoor pool, and offers spacious suites with free Wi-Fi and fully-equipped kitchens. At the 3 Fires Lounge restaurant guests can enjoy California cuisine and wine. A studio costs from 269$ per night in b&b.
- Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Featuring an outdoor heated pool, a restaurant and a full service spa, this contemporary 4 stars hotel is less than 293 m from the California State Capitol. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms which provide flat screen Tv, a coffee machine and wonderful bathroom. A Starbucks coffee bar, a 24-hour fitness center, dry cleaning and massage services and a gift shop are all on site. The daily rate for a 35 mq2 double room start from 225€ per day with exceptional breakfast included. Rated 8.9 on Booking.
Please notice that these estimated prices don’t include a 15% tax.