Macon – Enjoy an intersting tennis tournament in the city “where soul lives”…

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN W.L. AMOS SR. TENNIS CLASSIC

From 23/10 to 29/10

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 80,000

Tournament location: Leroy Peddy Tennis Center – 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA, 31207 USA

How to arrive: Tennis venue is centrally located in Macon, just 2 miles from famous Cannonball House. Regional Macon Downtown airport is located at 10 miles and 13 minutes driving from Leroy Peddy T.C.

Past champions: 2016 Kayla Day – 2015 Rebecca Peterson – 2014 Kateryna Bondarenko

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Former Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone nr.1 of the seeding

Entry list: Francesca Schiavone (Ita) – Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukr) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Kristie Ahn (Usa) – Barbora Krejcikova (Cze) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Julia Boserup (Usa) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Irina Falconi (Usa)

THE TOWN: Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia approximately 85 miles (137 km) south of Atlanta, hence the city’s nickname the Heart of Georgia. The Macon metropolitan area had an estimated population of 231,259 in 2014.

The city is characterized by rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. Infact it has branded as the city where soul lives.

Only in Macon you can hike at ancient Indian mounds and enter into North America’s only reconstructed earth lodge, tour the 18,000 square foot, 7-story Italian Renaissance Revival mansion known as the Palace of The South, immerse yourself in musical history by taking a Free Birds & Night Owls or Rock n’ Roll Stroll tour, or explore the Southeast’s largest collection of African-American art, history, and culture.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Ocmulgee National Monument

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  • Cannonball House

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  • Amerson River Park

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Comfort Suites MaconConveniently located off Interstate 475, the 3 stars Comfort Suites hotel is close to several area attractions (golf courses, parks and outdoor recreation areas nearby). Guests can enjoy fine features like free coffee, free WiFi, free local calls, indoor heated pool and hot tub and fitness center. Price for a 26 mq2 king suite starts from 95$ per night with very good breakfast included.
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott MaconExcellent hotel featuring an indoor salt water pool, a gym, a businnes center, a laundry and suites with free wifi and flat screen Tv included. It is located on Interstate 75 and is rated 8.8 on Booking.  A king studio with sofa bed costs 101$ with breakfast included.
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Macon Mercer UniversityShowcasing an outdoor pool and fitness center, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Macon Mercer University obtained the highest rate on Booking (9.5) and is located very close to tennis venue. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. It features free wifi, parking, breakfast and free access to fitness center and outdoor pool. Prices? From 125$ per night for a 28 mq2 king studio.

Please notice that you have to add to these rates 14% tax and a daily 5$ city tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Macon Official

Your Hotel in Macon

 

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Templeton – In your Californian tour stop here to discover rising tennis stars

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Central Coast Pro Tennis Open

From 09/25 to 10/01

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 60,000

Tournament location: Templeton Tennis Ranch – 345 Championship Lane, Templeton, CA, 93465, USA

How to get: The closest international airports are the one of Los Angeles and the one of Oakland, close to San Francisco. Both of them are at about 3 hrs driving from Templeton.

Entry list: Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) – Viktorija Golubic (Sui) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Naomi Broady (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Louisa Chirico (Usa) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Jamie Loeb (Usa) – Grace Min (Usa)

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Nr.1 of the seeding Alyson von Uytvanck

THE TOWN: Templeton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is located at 5 miles south Paso Robles and in 2010 its population was 7,674. Its climate his mediterranean with mild winters and dry summers. Templeton is emerging as a world class wine producer; with many of the wineries carrying the “Paso Robles” appellation actually located in the unincorporated Templeton area – including Castoro Cellars, Peachy Canyon, York Mountain, and Wild Horse.

BEST TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN SURROUNDINGS:

  • Sequoia National Park (146 miles)

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  • Kings Canyon National Park (167 miles)

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  • Morro Bay (24,4 miles)

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Carlton HotelLocated in Atascadero  5 minutes’ drive from Charles Paddock Zoo, this historic *** hotel, rated 9.3 on Booking, features an Italian-tiled courtyard with a fountain and an on-site gym. All the rooms feature a marble spa bath and provide tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. Prices for a 35 mq2 king room start from 107$.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles. This excellent *** hotel rated 9.0 on Booking is situated in Paso Robles close to the city’s wineries and vineyards. The Pioneer Museum is only 5.6 km away. It features a hot tub and an outdoor pool, the free WiFi and parking. Each room has a seating area and a tea/coffee maker. All are fitted with a cable TV and a work desk. A 40 mq2 queen room costs 149$ per night with good breakfast included.
  • Carriage Vineyards Bed & BreakfastNestled on a 100-acre working ranch 32.2 km from Morro Bay, this exception bed & breakfast offers carriage rides through the vineyards. A gourmet breakfast is served daily. Free WiFi is included in all rooms. The private parking is free for guests. Prices? For a 39 mq2 king room with spa bath you will pay 195$ per night with excellent breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Templeton Tennis Ranch Official

Visit California Official Site

Your Hotel in Templeton’s Surroundings

 

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Las Vegas – Would you like to spend your days on tennis courts and your nights in the casinos?

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Red Rock Pro Open

From 09/11 to 09/17

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money. $ 60,000

Tournament location:  Red Rock Country Club – 2250-B Red Springs Drive , Las Vegas , NV, 89135, USA

How to arrive: The terrific resort Red Rock Country Club is just located under Red Rock Canyon National Park at about 12,5 miles from Las Vegas Strip. It is far just 17/18 miles from McCarran Intl Airport (about 25 minutes driving).

Past champions: 2016 Alison Van Uytvanck – 2015 Michaela Krajicek (Ned) – 2014 Madison Brengle – 2013 Melanie Oudin – 2012 Lauren Davis – 2011 Romina Oprandi  – 2010 Varvara Lepchenko (Usa) – 2009 Regina Kulikova (Rus)

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Nr.1 of the seeding Nicole Gibbs

Entry list: Nicole Gibbs (Usa) – Louisa Chirico (Usa) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Marie Bouzkova (Cze) – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – Ivana Jorovic (Srb) – Nadia Podoroska (Arg) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul)

THE TOWN: Las Vegas is the most populated city the state of Nevada, United States. It anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. It is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife.

Lonely Planet‘s writer Benedict Walker explains why he loves so much Vegas: “Dazzled by the shimmering amber of Downtown’s streetlights, seduced by the Strip’s shiny neon and mesmerized by the city’s outlandish, outrageously photogenic pull, I found myself in an escapist vision where I could forget my troubles. But I soon realized that Vegas’ real appeal is far richer than its surface glitter. It’s in the brilliance of its performers, the artistry of its designers, the inspired passion of its chefs, the ingenuity of its architects and the grit and good humor of the everyday, home-proud folk who keep their city churning round-the-clock, that Las Vegas truly shines.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Red Rock Canyon National Park

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  • Las Vegas Strip

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  • The High Roller

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Desert Paradise ResortSituated just 3 km from Las Vegas Strip this *** hotel, rated 9.2 on Booking, offers spacious suites, an adult pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, free WiFi and parking. Accommodations at Desert Paradise include one and 2-bedroom suites with full kitchens, dishwashers and laundry facilities. Guests will enjoy furnished balconies or patios as well as exterior corridors. Prices start from 87$ per night for a 117 mq2 two-bedroom suite.
  • Marriott’s Grand Chateau. Located one block from famous Strip, this **** hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool. a fitness centre and the panoramic rooftop SkyBar. The daily rate for a 65mq2 double room is 179$ but you won’t pay a 15% of resort fee. Rated 9.2 on Booking.
  • Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter Las Vegas. Exceptional 5 stars modern hotel located directly on Las Vegas Strip and rated 9.3 on Booking which offers an extensive 27,000 square foot two-floor spa with excellent treatments and a modern gym with a yoga room. Guests can find modern French fusion cuisine at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. It also features a patisserie, tapas and cocktails at Mandarin Bar and the Tea Lounge. Prices? For a strip view King Room you will pay 279$ per night.

Please notice that in the prices are not included a 13.38% tax and a resort fee per night (about 40$).

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Red Rock Country Club Website

Visit Las Vegas-Nevada Official

Your Hotel in Las Vegas

 

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Washington – A traditional tennis event in the capital city of United States of America…

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 Citi Open

From 07/31 to 08/06

Prize money: $ 2,002,460

Surface: Hard outdoor

Tournament location: Rock Creek Park Tennis Center – 4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA

How to arrive: The tournament shuttles will be running between the Van Ness-UDC Metro station and the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center every day throughout the week of the tournament. Shuttles will be open to Metro riders. Due to limited on-site parking and traffic concerns, it is recommended and encouraged that all patrons ride MetroRAIL to the Van Ness-UDC Station located on the Red Line.

Past champions: 2016 Gael Monfils – 2015 Kei Nishikori – 2014 Milos Raonic – 2013/2008/2007 Juan Martin Del Potro – 2012 Alexander Dolgopolov – 2011 Radek Stepanek – 2010 David Nalbandian

Defending champion Gael Monfils

Entry list: Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Jack Sock (Usa) – Nick Kyrgios (Aus) – John Isner (Usa) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Gilles Müller (Lux) – Mischa Zverev (Ger)

THE TOWN: Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. The metropolitan area, of which the District is the principal city, has a population of over 6 million, the sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country.

Lonely Planet‘s writer Karla Zimmerman explains why she loves this town: “It begins with the Mall. How sweet is it to have a walkable strip of museums where you can see nuclear missiles, cursed diamonds and exquisite Asian ceramics in cool underground galleries – for free? Further down the path the notes and photos people leave at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will break your heart, and the Lincoln Memorial just kills with its grandness and sweeping view. Shaw wins my affection for its neighborhoody beer halls and cafes. Most of all, I love how Ben’s Chili Bowl makes you feel like a local even if you’re not.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Lincoln Memorial


  • Library of Congress


  • The Mall


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Hive. Excellent *** micro hotel rated 8.9 on Booking and located at just 900 mt from Lincoln Memorial. Featuring free WiFi, this property offers pet-friendly accommodation, on-site restaurant and terrace. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. The prices for a 18 mq2 Buzz Room start from $ 158 per night.
  • The District by Hilton Club. Located 600 mt from Phillips Collection this wonderful 4 stars hotel, rated 9.2 on Booking, features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and a private parking. Every room at this resort is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units have a sitting area to relax. A king suite with sofa bed costs just $ 170 per night with good breakfast included.
  • Trump International Washington DC. Exceptional ***** hotel rated 9.6 on Booking and situated in the heart of town at just 600 mt from The Mall. Guests can enjoy a delicious onsite restaurant, private parking, free wifi and wonderful luxurious rooms with flat screen Tv, coffee machine, sitting area and elegant marble bathroom. A 40 mq2 deluxe king room costs from $ 310 per night with free cancellation.

Please notice that these prices don’t include a 14,5% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Washington DC Official 

Your Hotel in Washington 


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Sacramento – Come in the hipster heart of California to attend Kimiko Date’s new return

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)

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The living myth of WTA: Kimiko Date directly from 1970

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

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  • Crocker Art Museum

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  • Tower Bridge

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Sterling HotelExcellent *** 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 ParkThis *** 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 SacramentoFeaturing 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.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Sacramento Official

Crocker Art Museum Info

Your Hotel in Sacramento

 

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Newport – Let’s go in Rhode Island for the traditional event in the “International Tennis Hall of Fame”

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open

From 07/16 to 07/23

Prize money: $ 535,625

Surface: Grass Outdoor

Tournament location:  International Tennis Hall of Fame – 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, Stati Uniti

How to arrive: Hall of Fame is centrally located in heart of Newport for example at just 1,4 miles from The Breakers.  T.F. Green Airport in Providence on the other hand is far 27 miles and 36 minutes driving.

Past champions: 2016 Ivo Karlovic – 2015/2009 Rajeev Ram – 2014 Lleyton Hewitt – 2013 Nicolas Mahut – 2012/2011 John Isner – 2010 Mardy Fish – 2008/2007 Fabrice Santoro

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Nr.1 of the seeding John Isner will try to win for the 3rd time in Newport

Entry list: John Isner (Usa) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Sam Querrey (Usa) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Adrian Mannarino (Fra) – Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) – Pierre Hugues Herbert (Fra) – Dudi Sela (Isr) – Rajeev Ram (Usa)

THE TOWN: Newport is a seaside city in Rhode Island, United States. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its mansions and it contains a high number of surviving buildings from the colonial era of the United States. The population was 24,027 as of 2013.

Lonely Planet introducing Newport with these words: Established by religious moderates, ‘new port’ flourished in the independent colony of Rhode Island, which declared itself a state here in 1776. Downtown, shutterbugs snap excitedly at immaculately preserved Colonial-era architecture and landmarks at seemingly every turn.

Fascinating as Newport’s early history is, the real intrigue began in the late 1850s, when wealthy industrialists began building opulent summer residences along cliff-top Bellevue Ave. Impeccably styled on Italianate palazzos, French châteaux and Elizabethan manor houses, these gloriously restored mansions filled with priceless antiques and their breathtaking location must be seen to be believed. The curiosity, variety, extravagance and uniqueness of this spectacle is unrivaled.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • The Breakers

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  • Cliff Walk

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  • International Tennis Hall of Fame

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Pilgrim House InnThis old-world b&b features uniquely Victorian-styled guestrooms with antique furnishings, high ceilings, cable Tv and free Wi-Fi access. Guests enjoy views of Newport Harbor from the rooftop terrace. Cliff Walk is 2.1 km away. A 21 mq2 queen room costs 195$ per night with excellent homemade breakfast and free parking included. Rated 8.9 on Booking.
  • Newport MarriottLocated at just 1,6 km from Tennis Hall of Fame, this wonderful **** hotel, rated 9.1 on Booking, offers a luxury spa and an indoor pool, a fitness center and a terrace with a water view, the free wifi and enormous modern rooms with private bathorooms and 55″ flat-screen TV, coffee/tea-making facilities and a small refrigerator. Prices? From 399$ per night.
  • The Chanler at Cliff Walk. This incredible 5 stars accomodation located at just 5 minutes walk from the beach, has been voted the best small hotel in USA in 2010. Each of the rooms has differently themed décor with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. and furnished with fireplaces and sitting areas. A free, on-call, luxury SUV shuttle service is provided to bring guests to and from Newport’s beaches and attractions. It features 4 different restaurants on site and, among these, The Spiced Pear offers a private dining experience where guests can dine in an open kitchen and converse with the chefs. The daily rate for a Greek Style Room with Terrace and Ocean View is 775$. Rated 9.4 on Booking!!!

Please notice that these prices don’t include a 13% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

International Tennis Hall of Fame Website

Discover Newport Official

Your Hotel in Newport

 

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Baton Rouge – Go from here to the discover the Louisiana’s charm…by watching a nice tennis tournament!

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Southern Lifestyle Development Tennis Classic

From 06/19 to 06/25

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Louisiana State University – 2770 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, 70820 USA

How to arrive: Tennis venue is far 3 miles from downtown. By car you will need about ten minutes to get in. Baton Rouge metropolitan airport is located at 9,4 miles. Private cars or taxis are the easiest ways to move from.

Past champions: 2016 Valeria Solovyeva – 2015 Danielle Lao

Entry list: Olivia Rogowska (Aus) – Allie Kiick (Usa) – Katherine Sebov (Can) – Lauren Albanese (Usa) – Elizaveta Ianchuk (Ukr) – Francesca Di Lorenzo (Usa) – Miharu Imanishi (Jpn) – Robin Anderson (Usa) – Ronit Yurovsky (Usa) – Chieh Yu Hsu (Tpe)

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Olivia Rogowska nr.1 of entry list

THE TOWN: Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city after New Orleans with an estimated population of 228,590 in 2015. It is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples.

Lonely Planet introduces this town in this way: “In 1699 French explorers named this area baton rouge (red stick) when they came upon a reddened cypress pole that Bayagoulas and Houma Native Americans had staked in the ground to mark the boundaries of their respective hunting territories. From one pole grew a lot of sprawl; Baton Rouge stretches out in an unplanned clutter in many directions. Visitors are mostly drawn to Baton Rouge for Louisiana State University (LSU) and Southern University; the latter is one of the largest historically African American universities in the country.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Lousiana Old State Capitol

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  • Downtown Baton Raouge

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  • Baton Rouge Bridge

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Drury Inn and Suites Baton RougeExcellent *** hotel located at 10 minutes from tennis venue and rated 9,1 on Booking. It eatures an indoor/outdoor swimming pool with a whirlpool, the free Wi-Fi, a fitness area and a business centre. A deluxe king room of 28 mq2 costs 120$ per night with superb breakfast included.
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Baton RougeThis *** property is rated 9.7 and for the best value in Baton Rouge. Showcasing a year-round outdoor pool and fitness center, Home2 Suites By Hilton Baton Rouge is located at 11 km from downtown. A queen suite suitable for 6 persons costs just 129$ per night with fantastic breakfast included.
  • Watermark Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection. Featuring free WiFi, this exceptional **** hotel rated 9,5 on Booking, offers accommodations in Baton Rouge, just 201 m from Louisiana Art Science Museum. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The spacious and modern 28 mq2 king rooms come with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Prices? Starting from 169$ per night with free cancellation.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Baton Rouge Official

Your Hotel in Baton Rouge

 

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10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • Rome (Ita) –  ATP 1000 – WTA PREMIER 5 Internazionali BNL d’Italia

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 4,835,975 + $ 2,775,745

WTA Entry list: Angelique Kerber (Ger) –  Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Venus Williams (Usa) – Madison Keys (Usa) – Maria Sharapova (Rus)

ATP Entry list: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Novak Djokovic (Srb) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – David Goffin (Bel)

Tournament Official Site

Rome Tourism Official 

Your Hotel in Rome

  • Busan (Kor) – ATP CHALLENGER Busan Open Challenger

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Prize money: $ 150,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Entry list: Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe) – Konstantin Kravchuk (Rus) – Hyeon Chung (Kor) – Dudi Sela (Isr) – Vasek Pospisil (Can) – Illya Marchenko (Ukr) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) – Duck Hee Lee (Kor) – Thomas Fabbiano (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Your Hotel in Busan

  • Bordeaux (Fra) – ATP CHALLENGER Bnp Paribas Primrose

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Prize money: $ 125,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Steve Darcis (Bel) – Daniil Medvedev (Rus) – Malek Jaziri (Tun) – Jeremy Chardy (Fra) – Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Dusan Lajovic (Srb) – Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) – Facundo Bagnis (Arg) – Julien Bennetau (Fra) – Gastao Elias (Por)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Bordeaux Official

Your Hotel in Bordeaux

  • Trnava (Svk) – ITF WOMEN Empire Slovak Open 2017

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Prize money: $ 100,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) –  Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) – Kristina Kucova (Svk) – Kurumi Nara (Jpn) – Veronica Cepede Royg (Par) – Danka Kovinic (Mne) – Ons Jabeur (Tun) – Heather Watson (Gbr) – Marketa Vondrousova (Cze)

Tournament Official Site

Trnava Official Tourism Site 

Your Trnava Hotel

  • Samarkand (Uzb) – ATP CHALLENGER Samarkand Challenger 

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 75,000

Entry list: Sergyi Stakhovsky (Ukr) – Teymuraz Gabashvili (Geo) –  Jason Jung (Tpe) – Ilya Ivashka (Blr) – Adrian Menendez Maceiras (Esp) – Michael Mmoh (Usa) – Nikola Mijolevic (Srb) – Dmitry Popko (Ukr) – Joris De Loore (Bel) – Aldin Setkic (Bih)

Tournament Official Site

Samarkand On Visit Uzbekistan 

Your Hotel in Samarkand

  • Heilbronn (Ger) – ATP CHALLENGER Neckar Cup

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 75,000

Entry list: Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) –  Adam Pavlasek (Cze) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Norbert Gombos (Svk) – Casper Ruud (Nor) – Alexander Bublik (Kaz) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Denis Shapovalov (Can)

Tournament Official Site

Heilbronn Touristic Guide

Your Hotel in Heilbronn

  • Kurume (Jpn) – ITF WOMEN Kurume U.S.E. International Women’s Tennis

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Surface: Carpet outdoor

Prize money: $ 60,000

Entry list: Hiroko Kuwata (Jpn) – Ksenia Lykina (Rus) –  Riko Sawayanagi (Jpn) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Shiho Akita (Jpn) – Junri Namigata (Jpn) – Kyoko Okamura (Jpn) – Katie Boulter (Gbr) – Katy Dunne (Gbr) – Kimberly Birrell (Aus)

Tournament Official Site

Kurume on Japan Guide Website

Your Hotel in Kurume

  • Naples (Usa) – ITF WOMEN Academia Sanchez Casal Women’s Open

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Entry list: Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Olivia Rogowska (Aus) – Michelle Larcher de Brito (Por) – Danielle Rose Collins (Usa) – Sofya Zhuk (Rus) – Usue Arconada (Usa) – Katherine Sebov (Can) – Lauren Albanese (Usa) – Caitlin Whoriskey (Usa) – Ulrike Eikeri (Nor)

Tournament Official Site

Naples on Visit Florida

Your Hotel in Naples

  • Båstad (Swe) – ITF WOMENS Rising Star Tour – Båstad

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Entry list: An Sophie Mestach (Bel) – Irina Maria Bara (Rou) – Katinka Von Deichmann (Lie) – Georgia Brescia (Ita) – Magdalena Frech (Pol) – Andreea Mitu (Rou) – Jessica Pieri (Ita) – Elena Gabriela Ruse (Rou) – Anastasia Grymalska (Ita) – Martina Di Giuseppe (Ita)

Tournament Info

Båstad Official Tourism Guide

Your Hotel in Båstad

  • Pachuca (Mex) – ITF MEN Pachuca Open

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Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 15,000

Entry list: Adam El Midhawy (Usa) – Christian Harrison (Usa) – Juan Ignacio Londero (Arg) – Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (Chi) – Ivan Endara (Ecu) – Nicolas Scholtz (Rsa) – Federico Zeballos (Bol) – Nicolas Santos (Bra) – Juan Sebastian Gomez (Ecu) – Ewan Song (Usa)

Tournament Info

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Your Hotel in Pachuca

Charleston – We love to come back for tennis in the so called “World’s best city”

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN 60K Ltp/Charleston

From 05/01/03 to 05/07

Surface: Clay outdoor

Money prize: $ 60,000

Tournament location: LTP Tennis – 1513 Mathias Ferry Road, Mt.Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

Main players: Madison Brengle (Usa) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Lizette Cabrera (Aus) – Paula Cristina Goncalves (Bra) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Fanni Stollar (Hun) – Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul)

Nr.1 of the seeding Madison Brengle

THE TOWN: Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina’s coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. It had an estimated population of 132,609 in 2015. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including the “World’s Best City” by Travel + Leisure.

Lonely Planet writes: “This lovely city will embrace you with the warmth and hospitality of an old and dear friend – who died in the 18th century. We jest, but the cannons, cemeteries and carriage rides do conjure an earlier era. And that historic romanticism, along with the food and Southern graciousness, is what makes Charleston one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South, drawing more than 4.8 million visitors every year.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN CHARLESTON:

 

 

  • Arthur Revenal Jr Bridge

  • The Pineapple Fountain

  • Magnolia Plantation


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hyatt Place Charleston – Historic District. Wonderful *** hotel rated 9,1 on Booking and located at just 900 mt from the Marion Square. It includes a restaurant, an indoor pool, a fitness center and a lounge bar. The price for a king room with breakfast and free wifi connection starts from 223$ per night.
  • Market Pavilion Hotel. Exceptional **** hotel centrally located in Charleston downtown at 3 minutes walking from Waterfront Park and rated 9,3 on Booking. This structure offers a rooftop pool with mosaic bottom, free WiFi, and daily breakfast as well as 2 on-site restaurants. A luxury king room of 40 mq2 costs 296$ per night with fantastic breakfast buffet included.
  • The Spectator Hotel. Breathtaking pictures **** hotel rated 9.6 on Booking and situated less than 4 minutes’ walk from the historic Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston. Features include a bar, personalised butler service, and free WiFi in public areas. A luxury traditional king room costs $ 429 per night with unforgettable breakfast include.

Please notice that prices showed don’t include a 13,5% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Visit Charleston SC Official

Your Hotel in Charleston

Enjoy!!!

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  • BARCELONA (Esp) – ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell


Prize money: $ 2,604,340

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – David Goffin (Bel) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Fabio Fognini (Ita) – Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Barcelona Official 

Accomodations

  • STUTTGART (Ger) – WTA PREMIER Porsche Tennis Grand Prix


Prize money: $ 710,900

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Elena Vesnina (Rus) – Samantha Stosur (Aus) – Barbora Strycova (Cze)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Stuttgart Official 

Accomodations

  • BUDAPEST (Hun) – ATP 250 Hungarian Open


Prize money: $ 540,310

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Fernando Verdasco (Esp) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Victor Troicki (Srb) – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – Ryan Harrison (Usa) – Robin Haase (Ned) – Florian Mayer (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Budapest Tourism Official 

Accomodations

  • ISTANBUL (Tur) – WTA INTERNATIONAL Teb Bnp Paribas Istanbul Cup


Prize money: $ 226,750

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Elina Svitolina (Ukr) – Timea Babos (Hun) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Irina Camelia Begu (Rou) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can) – Qiang Wang (Chn) – Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) – Sorana Cirstea (Rou) – Elise Mertens (Bel) – Lara Arruabarrena (Esp)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Istanbul Official 

Accomodations

  • ANNING (Chn) – ATP CHALLENGER Anning 2017


Prize money: $ 150,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Jordan Thompson (Aus) – Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Quentin Halys (Fra) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Mathias Borgue (Fra) – Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) – Jason Jung (Tpe) – Thomas Fabbiano (Ita)

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Accomodations 

  • TALLAHASSEE (Usa) – ATP CHALLENGER USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger


Prize money: $ 75,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Darian King (Bar) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) – Denis Kudla (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – Maximo Gonzalez (Arg) – Juergen Melzer (Aut)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Tallahassee Official

Accomodations

  • FRANCAVILLA AL MARE (Ita) – ATP CHALLENGER Internazionali di Tennis d’Abruzzo


Prize money: $ 75,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Gastao Elias (Por) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Alexander Bublik (Kaz) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (Esp) – Jan Satral (Cze) – Elias Ymer (Swe) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita) – Lorenzo Giustino (Ita) – Matteo Donati (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Francavilla al Mare Official

Accomodations

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE (Usa) – ITF WOMEN Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic


Prize money: $ 60,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Madison Brengle (Usa) – Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Anhelina Kalinina (Ukr) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Jamie Loeb (Usa) – Lizette Cabrera (Aus) – Paula Cristina Goncalves (Bra) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Kristie Ahn (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa)

Tournament Info

Visit Charlottesville Official

Accomodations

  • TUNIS (Tun) – ITF WOMEN Nana Trophy


Prize money: $ 60,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

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) – Amra Sadikovic (Sui) – Arantxa Rus (Ned)

Tournament Info

Tourism In Tunisia Official

Accomodations

  • Karshi (Uzb) – ITF WOMEN Karshi ITF Pro Circuit Combined


Prize money: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Entry list: Nigina Abduraimova (Uzb) – Polina Monova (Rus) – Ankita Raina (Ind) – Olga Ianchuk (Ukr) – Olga Doroshina (Rus) – Valeriya Strakohva (Ukr) – Harriet Dart (Gbr) – Freya Christie (Gbr) – Valeria Savinykh (Rus) – Olesya Pervushina (Rus)

Tournament Info

Karshi on Visit Uzbekistan 

Accomodations 

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Savannah – Come with us in the heart of Georgia for this classic Atp challenger circuit event

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER St. Joseph/Candler Savannah Challenger 2017

From 05/01 ot 05/07

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 75,000

Tournament location: Franklin Creek Tennis Center – 910 Franklin Creek Rd N, Savannah, GA 31411, Usa

How to get: Tennis venue is far about 15 miles from historic district, that is about 25 minutes driving. Savannah airport is situated at 25 miles.

Past champions: 2016 Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – 2015 Hyeon Chung (Kor) – 2014 Nick Kyrgios (Aus) – 2013 Ryan Harrison (Usa) – 2012 Brian Baker (Usa) – 2011 Wayne Odesnik (Usa) – 2010 Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – 2009 Michael Russell (Usa)

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Darian King from Barbados will be the nr.1 of the seeding

Entry list: Darian King (Bar) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – Tennys Sandgren (Usa) – Danis Shapovalov (Can) – Noah Rubin (Usa) – Mitchell Krueger (Usa) – Dennis Novikov (Usa)

THE TOWN: Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings.

Lonely Planet writes about this town: “Like a Southern belle with a split personality, this grand historic town revolves around formal antebellum architecture and unbridled public debauchery. It sits alongside the Savannah River, about 18 miles from the coast, amid Lowcountry swamps and mammoth live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. With its gorgeous mansions, cotton warehouses and Colonial public buildings, Savannah preserves its past with pride, grace and a slight smirk. Unlike its sister city of Charleston, SC, which retains its reputation as a dignified and refined cultural center, Savannah revels in being the bad girl – the town has been described as ‘a beautiful lady with a dirty face,’ and in some ways it resembles a pint-sized New Orleans. Savannah loves its sinful pleasures, be they cheese grits, cocktails, or the bump and grind of partying local students. Savannah has a somber side, but she never takes herself too seriously. Savannah College of Art & Design – which is known locally as SCAD – has a surprisingly strong presence that keeps the city from getting too staid. The city’s massive St Patrick’s Day celebration is a legendary rite of spring and there is an entire cottage industry catering to those tourists who have heard that Savannah is haunted – curious ghost-hunters are able to arrange to take tours of the city in a chauffeured hearse.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN SAVANNAH:

  • Historic District

HISTORIC DISTRICT

  • Forsyth Park

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  • River Street

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Savannah Midtown. Wonderful *** hotel rated 9.4 on Booking which offers free wifi connections and wide and comfortable rooms at 109$ per night with good breakfast included. Top location for couples!
  • Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah Riverfront. In historic downtown Savannah, this **** hotel is housed in a 1800’s refurbished cotton warehouse and features a rooftop lounge. The Savannah River and the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza are a 2-minute walk away. Hotel provides free wifi, fitness and business center, an ATM and a convenience store. A deluxe king room with city view costs 193.7$ per night.
  • Andaz SavannahThis excellent ***** hotel is located in the heart of Savanna Riverwalk District and is rated 9.1 on Booking. It features a delicious onsite restaurant, 22 Square, a fully equipped fitness centre and the free wifi throughout the property. Prices? Starting from 168$ for a 28 mq2 Andaz King room.

Please notice that are not included a 13 % TAX and a $ 6.00 city tax per night .

USEFUL LINKS;

Tournament Official Site

Visit Savannah Official

Your Hotel in Savannah

 

Enjoy a Tennis Trip in Georgia!

 

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