Unicef Open Live
This week in tennis, there is an ATP and WTA Tours combined event called the UNICEF Open, which is played in 's-Hertogenbsch, The Netherlands, on grass courts. This tournament has a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16, and is worth 398,250 Euros. It starts on the 17th of June and is ATP 250 level event. The tournaments surrounding this one are the AEGON Championships, which happen In London, Great Britain, and the AEGON International, which follows the UNICEF Open, held in Eastbourne, Great Britain.
This tournament is played at the Autotron Rosmalen exhibition complex and is the last time that many players will get to prepare on grass courts for the Grand Slam at Wimbledon. This tournament started in 1990, just for the men, but then became a WTA and ATP event combined in 1996. Past WTA champions have included Martina Hingis and Kim Clijsters as well as Justine Henin. As for the men of the ATP, the top seed for this tournament is David Ferrer, followed by Viktor Troicki, and then Jurgen Melzer, Robin Haase and Santiago Giraldo are also top seeds.
Posted: 12th June 2011
The UNICEF Open is a combined women's and men's tournament that will happen from June 12th to the 18th on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour and the ATP World Tour. The event takes place in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, with both the men and the ladies having a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. You can watch the UNICEF Open live from your computer, internet enabled television or mobile device, from anywhere in the world. You just have to sign up at the banners on this page to get access to high quality streaming video.
This grass court tournament is a precursor, leading up the grass court major at Wimbledon, which comes just a week later. For the men, this is only one of five tournaments on the ATP World Tour that are played on grass. Just two representatives from the home nation have won the tournament in the men's, Richard Krajicek in 1994 and 1997 and Sjeng Schalken in 2002 and 2003. For the ladies the defending champion for 2010 was Justine Henin, who used that tournament to take her 43rd career title and the last before retirement.
Some of the players in this tournament for the men include top seed Nicolas Almagro, Ivan Dodig, Marcel Granollers, Pablo Cuevas and Jeremy Chardy as well as Robin Haas. Some of the ladies that will be playing include Kim Clijsters, Yanina Wickmayer, Maria Kirilenko, Alexandra Dulgheru, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani. You can watch the UNICEF Open live from your computer, or your internet enabled mobile by clicking on the links and signing up. You'll get instant access to high quality video from anywhere in the world.
Posted: 13th June 2010
A combined Association of Tennis Professionals and Women's Tennis Association event will happen June 13th through the 19th for both the men and the ladies in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands and is called the UNICEF Open. This event is an ATP 250 event and an International Level event on the WTA Tour. You can watch the UNICEF Open live by getting your memberships at the banners on this page and watching both the men and the women play in high quality video June 13th through the 19th right from your computer.
This event features a prize purse of €450,000 for the men and $220,000 for the women and both tours have a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. This is a grass court event in preparation for Wimbledon, and has been going on for the men since 1990, but only since 1996 for the women. Last year's singles champion for the men was Benjamin Becker, while Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman took the doubles in the men's. For the ladies, Tamarine Tanasugarn took the title for the women's singles and Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta took the doubles
The top seed for the men's side is Ivan Ljubicic, followed by Jurgen Melzer from Austria as second, then Marcos Baghdatis, Tommy Robredo, Viktor Troicki, Philipp Petzschner and Thiemo de Bakker and Janko Tiparsevic. For the ladies the top seed is Justine Henin followed by Dinara Safina, Maria Kirilenko, Yaroslava Shvedova, Sara Errani and Elena Vesnina. You can watch the UNICEF Open by getting your membership at any of the links on this page for high quality video access right from your computer from anywhere in the world.
Tags: UNICEF Open, David Ferrer, Viktor Troicki, Santiago Giraldo, ATP World Tour, Nicolas Almagro, Marcel Granollers, Kim Clijsters, Benjamin Becker, Tamarine Tanasugarn, Dinara Safina
Posted: 17th June 2012
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