4 romanian tennis players on the main draw
4 romanian tennis players are on the list of players entering the competition in Cluj: Patricia Maria Țig (62 WTA), Irina-Camelia Begu (79 WTA), Ana Bogdan (92 WTA) and Irina Bara (113 WTA).
Registrations for the singles competition have ended, and on the main draw are 11 players from the top 100 WTA. The best ranked player who will participate in the tournament is the Alizé Cornet (FRA – 56 WTA). The competition will start on 1st of August, and the prizes at stake are $ 235,238 high.
Prior to the main draw of the tournament, there will be 2 days of qualifying for another 24 players. In total, 32 players will compete in the singles event and 16 teams in the doubles. For now, on the main board we have representatives from 9 countries. The matches will take place on 3 official pitches, with spectators in the stands. A tribune with a capacity of 1200 people will be built next to the central field, and next to the secondary lands there will be 300 seats.
Patrick Ciorcila, director of the Winners Open tournament: “We are glad to see a list of so many big names of the world tennis who will come to Cluj-Napoca, for the first time in history. We have many Romanian players and we expect their performances to be at the highest possible level. We really wanted to bring back big tennis competitions in the country and to put Romania on the world tennis map again. In addition, I am very happy to have fans in the stands. We will soon be selling tournament passes and tickets, so that our tennis fans can have a great experience here at home, at Winners Sports Club, and watch a WTA tournament live.“
The first WTA tournament in the history of Cluj-Napoca and the only one currently in Romania, will take place at Winners Sports Club, outdoors, on clay.