The action from the Wimbledon will now shift to Sweden, as the 2015 Swedish Open will take place this week. Let us take a look at some of the participants.
Mona Barthel, who is the defending champion, has been seeded fourth for the tournament. The young German has had a highly uneventful season, and hasn’t moved past the first round since the WTA Charleston.
As for the top seed, it has been bagged by the world no. 1 Serena Williams, who just won the Wimbledon and thus achieving the ‘Serena Slam’ for the second time. She has had an exceptional season so far, with only one defeat.
Competing with her in the opposite half is the second seeded Australian Samantha Stosur, who won a singles title in Strasbourg earlier this year. Her performance in the recent weeks has been a fairly average one, and has managed to reach the third round in the Wimbledon and Roland Garros.
The tournament will also feature the Czech Barbora Strycova and German Carina Witthoeft, both of them being seeded third and fifth respectively.
While this tournament showcases many experienced players, it is of no doubt that Serena Williams is the favorite one here. She should be able to win this tournament, without any difficulties owing to her immense momentum and experience.
Posted: 14th July 2014
Bastad, Sweden plays host to the sixth edition of womens Swedish Open this year, from the 14th of July to the 20th of the same month.
The tournament is played on clay courts. The prize money has been determined at $ 250,000.
The 2013 defending champion of the title and the titan of the women tennis throughout the world, Serena Williams, has withdrawn from the tournament due to fitness reasons. Earlier this year, the world number 1 faced a back and leg injury, and some disappointing performance in Grand Slam.
About six other players have also withdrawn from the tournament for various reasons.
Germany currently sends in Mona Barthel and Beck, world number 59 and 62 to play against the strongest player on board at this time: Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, standing at the 23rd rank in the world. At least five other countries will also be participating in the tournament.
The organizers of the event have expressed concerns over the withdrawal of Serena Williams. This might be a blow to the publicity and the expected turnout from the audience, they said.
The tournament is placed under the realm of WTA Tour and is also marketed by the name of 2014 Collector Swedish Open.
Posted: 15th July 2013
The WTA Collector Swedish Open first began in 2009 in Bastad. It was started as an alternative to the Stockholm Open which was there from 2004 – 2008.
This tournament has become very famous very short as it was named the WTA Tournament Of The Year in 2012 and will be defending that title this year.
The clay surface tournament will start on July 15th and will end on July 21st 2013. Some of the biggest competition in the Women’s tennis world will be taking part in this competition.
This competition includes Swedish stars Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson who will be meeting each other on Monday.
Other than these two Ellen Allgurin and Rebecca Peterson have gotten the wild card entry into the tournament. But by far the most awaited player of the tournament is Serena Williams who will be taking part in this tournament.
Her first match is against Sesil Karatantcheva and will most probably one of the most awaited matches. The entrance of Serena Williams is probably a big boost to the popularity of the tournament, but now it will definitely be one of the tournaments to watch out, so even if you don’t have time, make it! For this will be worth it.
Posted: 16th July 2012
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.
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Posted: 13th July 2015
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