THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Advantage Cars Prague Open 2017 by Zenova
From 07/24 to 07/30
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 80,000
Tournament location: I.Czech Lawn Tennis Klub Praha – Stvanice 38, PRAGUE, 17000, Czech Republic
How to get: Tennis club is far about 3.1 km and 12 minutes driving from Old Town. Vaclav Intl Airport is situated at 17,5 km from venue (30 minutes taxi ride).
Past champions: 2016 Antonia Lottner (Ger) – 2015 Maria Teresa Torro Flor (Esp)
Entry list: Marketa Vondrousova (Cze) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) – Richel Hogenkamp (Ned) – Denisa Allertova (Cze) – Irina Khromacheva (Rus) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita) – Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) – Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Rebecca Sramkova (Svk) – Lucie Hradecka (Cze)
THE TOWN: Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, Prague was the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably of Charles IV. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is home to a number of famous cultural attractions and from 1992 the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Lonely Planet’s writer explains the reasons why he loves so much this town: “How can you not love a city that has a pub with vinyl cushions on the wall above the gents’ urinal, so you can rest your head while you ‘go’? Where you can order a beer without speaking, simply by placing a beer mat on the table? And where that beer is probably the best in the world? But it’s not just exquisite ale and a wonderfully relaxed drinking culture that keep bringing me back to Prague. There’s also wit and weirdness in equal measure: a public fountain where two figures pee in a puddle, spelling out literary quotations; a 1950s nuclear bunker hidden beneath a city centre hotel; and a cubist lamppost. Quirky doesn’t even begin to describe it.”
TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS:
- Charles Bridge
- Old Town Square
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- Prague Castle
- Astronomical Clock Tower
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Cloister Inn Hotel. Excellent 3 stars hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking and located 5 min walk away from Charles Bridge, which provides air conditioned rooms, free wifi and free coffee and tea in the lobby. A 25 mq2 double room costs 113€ per night with good breakfast included.
- Unitas Hotel. Exceptional **** hotel rated 9.5 on Booking and located at just 244mt from Charles Bridge. It offers safe courtyard parking and air conditioned rooms with free internet, a DVD player and a movie library. The building represents Czech history in a unique way. Built by the Jesuits, it was later transformed into a nunnery, during the Communist period it housed the secret police and finally it was transformed into a hotel. The daily rate for a classic double room is 143€ per night with incredible breakfast included in the price.
- Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel. Located right in the heart of Prague, only 100 m from Wenceslas Square, this wonderful 5-star Art-Deco hotel, first opened in 1932, provides rooms with Nespresso coffee machine, free WiFi, pay-per-view channels and a 24-hour room service. It features a well equipped fitness center with sauna and two prestigious gourmet restaurants. The Alcron received the prestigious Michelin Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The price for a standard guest room with marble bathrooms is 208€ per night.
Enjoy another fantastic TennisTrip in Prague!