THE TOURNAMENT: WTA PREMIER Vtb Kremlin Cup
From 10/16 to 10/21
Surface: Hard indoor
Prize money: 790,208 $
Tournament location: Olympic Stadium – Olympiysky Prospect, 16, Moscow 129090 Russia
How to arrive: VTB Kremlin Cup office is located at the South entrance of the Olympic Stadium (2-nd floor). The venus is quite centrally located in the capital town of Russian federation, at about 3.5 km from Kremlin. Domodedovo Intl Airport is at about 50 km (1h15m driving).
Past champions: 2016/2015 Svetlana Kuznetsova – 2014 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – 2013 Simona Halep – 2012 Caroline Wozniacki – 2011 Dominika Cibulkova – 2010 Victoria Azarenka – 2009 Francesca Schiavone – 2008 Jelena Jankovic
Entry list: Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Elena Vesnina (Rus) – Daria Gavrilova (Rus) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) – Coco Vandeweghe (Usa) – Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr)
THE TOWN: Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area. It is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. It is the seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence for work of the President of Russia. The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city.
For Lonely Planet “During any season, any hour of day, Moscow thrills visitors with its artistry, history and majesty.”
TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS:
- Red Square
- St. Basil Cathedral
- Bolshoi Theatre
- Gorky Park
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- People Red Square Hotel. Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, this wonderful 3 stars hotel (rated 9.2 on Booking) offers accommodations in Moscow, just 501 m from Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Prices? From 86€ per night for a small double room with free cancellation.
- Aquamarine Hotel. A 20 minute walk from the Moscow Kremlin, this designer **** hotel (rated 9.1 on Booking) features spacious, modern rooms and an international restaurant. It has a spa, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. All rooms are air-conditioned with flat screen Tv, minibar and private bathrooms. A 22 mq2 superior double room costs just 107€ per night at the moment in special offer.
- Moss Boutique Hotel. Exceptional ***** hotel rated 9.5 on Booking and located 1 km from Bolshoi. It features free WiFi, a restaurant with terrace and an on-site bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. For a 20 mq2 double/twin room you will pay 269€ per night with exceptional breakfast included.