The WTA Tour will play a tournament in Bastad, Sweden that is called the Sony Swedish Open, played outdoors on Red Clay for $220,000. This event features a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16 and it will start on the 16th of July. The next tournament coming upon the WTA Calendar is one in Azerbaijan, Baku called the Baku Cup. Both of these events are international level tournaments, but the Bastad Cup starts on the 23rd. Other upcoming tournament locations include London, England and Washington, DC in the United States.
The most recent completed tournament on the WTA Tour calendar started on the 9th of July with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. It was called the XXV Italiacom Open and held in Palermo, Italy, for $220,000. The winners of that tournament were Sara Errani taking the singles title and the duo of Renata Voracova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova for the doubles. This tournament began in 2009 and is played at the Bastad Tennis Stadium. The ATP also holds a tournament here and Caroline Wozniacki is one of the number one players who have participated.
Posted: 4th July 2011
The Collector Swedish Open is a tournament that immediately follows the grass court Grand Slam at Wimbledon. It happens in Bastad, Sweden, from July 4th to the 9th and is an international level tournament that is held on clay courts outdoors for $220,000. Last year, the Collector Swedish Open in Bastad saw Aravane Rezai take the win, earning her fourth WTA Tour title in a row in Sweden. She was able to beat Gisela Dulko with the final score 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Her win against number four seed Dulko put her in the top twenty.
Players that will be competing in this tournament include Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta as well as last year's champion Aravane Rezai. Also, Lucie Safarova will be playing in this year's Collector Swedish Open. Johanna Larsson, Sofia Arvidsson and Angelique Kerber will also be in attendance as well as Kaia Kanepi and Barbora Zahlovova Strycova. Sign up now and you can watch this WTA Tour as well as live tennis all year long from your computer or mobile. All you have to do to get access is sign up.
Posted: 5th July 2010
Another tournament in July for the Women's Tennis Association, following the GDF SUEZ Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary, officially titled the Collector Swedish Open Women. This tournament takes place in Bastad, Sweden and features a prize purse of $220,000. The singles draw for the Collector Swedish Open Women Live will be thirty two and the doubles draw is sixteen. This is another outdoor red clay tournament and you can watch it live by getting your membership at the links on this page and signing up for high quality video access right from your computer.
This is just one of several tournaments making up the month of July for the Women's Tennis Association, as they hold another one in Budapest, Hungary called the GDF Suez Grand Prix. Also this month is the XXIII SNAI Open - Internazionali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo and the ECM Prague Open. These are all $220,000 tournaments and we won't have our $700,000 tournament until July 26th when the tour moves to Stanford, California in the United States for the Bank of the West Classic, a Premier Level tournament.
Let's take a look at the current rankings on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Serena Williams takes the top spot right now, with sister Venus in second place. Jelena Jankovic is third on our leaderboard and Caroline Wozniacki is fourth. Fifth place is none other than Elena Dementieva. Playing this tournament are Flavia Pennetta, Aravane Rezai, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Lucie Safarova, Johanna Larsson and Sofia Arvidsson. To watch this tournament live get your membership at the links on this page for access to high quality video.
Posted: 6th July 2009
The Collector Swedish Open is July 6th through the 11th and is part of the WTA Tour, which means that this tournament will allow you to watch the ladies of professional tennis battle it out on the clay courts at Bastad, Sweden this week.
This is an International Level tournament and the prize purse is stuffed with a total of $220,000 to be distributed to the winners. This is the first year for the event in Bastad, but already players are showing that they are here to make history at this tournament, which features some of the best female players in professional tennis.
Danish native Carolina Wozniacki is certainly a fan favorite, with five Sony Ericsson WTA titles under her belt already, this eighteen year old won the Stockholm Open on hard courts just twelve months proper and is the top seed at this year's inaugural Collector Swedish Open, set to take home a considerable share of that $220,000 prize purse.
Sweden's current top-ranked girl is Sofia Arvidsson, and another one to watch is twenty year old Dominika Cibulkova, who is ranked number fourteen and won matches at Wimbledon and made it to her first Grand Slam semi at Roland Garros. However, there is other talent on the field, and some that does particularly well on clay. Flavia Pennetta, who has five of six career titles on clay and Frencesca Schiavone who performs exceptionally well on that surface as well.
Three ladies from Sweden have received wildcards into this tournament, Sandra Roma, who will begin her first match against Dominkia Cibulkova, Johanna Larson who will be playing Sorana Cirstea and Ellen Allgurin. If you want to watch this exciting match, then get your membership at the banners on this page. It's the Collector Swedish Open, July 6th through the 11th.
Tags: WTA Tour, Bastad, Sara Errani, Renata Voracova, Bastad Tennis Stadium, Lucie Safarova, Sofia Arvidsson, live tennis, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Aravane Rezai, Sandra Roma
Posted: 16th July 2012
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