The Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest, will be played this week. Many of the struggling players will have a chance here to build their form and move up in the rankings.
The top seed is the local favourite Timea Babos, who is yet to win a match this season. She has played in five tournaments so far and has lost the first round of all the events. Moreover, none of those defeats came against a top 20 player. Similar was the case for the second seed Lucie Safarova too, up until the Taipei Open. After struggling with her poor form, she played in Taiwan where she reached the semifinal. That being the best run of her season, the confidence she got from there ought to help here in Budapest too. Julia Goerges too needs to elevate her form, given that she has been going through a disappointing spell. She started the season by being the semifinalist in ASB Classic, but her form has only gone down since then.This will be her first WTA event since then, so it'll be intriguing to see how well she does here.
Other players to be playing in tournament are Sorana Cirstea and Yanina Wickmayer. Needless to mention, all the players have been in a similar rut, making this an event on a level playing field.
Posted: 8th July 2013
Womens Tennis Association (WTA) has announced its annual Grand Prix, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, from the 8th of July 2013 to the 14th of the same month.
The clay court tournament is scheduled at the most renowned and esteemed tennis academy in Budapest, namely the Romai Academy, which has been hosting the event since it started in 1993. The tournament is to follow the schedule ordained, although some delays and offsets have been faced due to the unfortunate event of floods in the area. However, the qualifying rounds stand cancelled and the teams in doubles have been cut down to eight from sixteen. The singles rounds will host players from Czech Republic, South Africa, France, Spain, Georgia, Germany, Sweden and Romania. The doubles will be played by players from the Czech Republic and South Africa, as the news goes so far. Tickets have been sold out at a favorable rate and they are still available online, despite the fact that hardly a day remains until the starting bell.
Sara Errani was to enter the tournament as the defending champion in the competitino but decided not to play this time. Lucie Safarova is the top seeded player in the competition.
Posted: 30th April 2012
On the WTA Tour this week is the Budapest Live, a tournament that will start on the 30th of April and be joined by a sister tournament called the Estoril Open, starting on the same day. Both of these tournaments are played outdoors on red clay, and feature a $220,000 prize purse and a singles draw of 32 and doubles draw of 16. The Mutua Madrid Open is next on the calendar followed by the International BNL d'Italia. This tournament was first played in 1996 and is played at the Romai Tennis Academy, the top place for tennis in Hungary.
Anna Smashnova has won multiple titles here in 2005 and 2006 and Jelena Jankovic also holds a title. The top seed for this event is Sara Errani. Ksenia Pervak is the second seed and Tsvetana Pironkova is the third. Klara Zakopalova is the fourth seed in this events, the fifth we have Maria Erakovic. The other top seeds are Petra Martec, Shahar Peer and Irina Camella Begu. If you want access to high quality video simply click on the banners that you see on this page and you will get instant access to streaming tennis events online.
On the WTA Tour this week, the Budapest Live Prix will be held outdoors on red clay. This $220,000 tournament starts on the 30th of April and is an international level event that happens in Budapest, Hungary. There is a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. The next tournament on the calendar is the Mutua Madrid Open, a premier level event that also happens outdoors on clay and is worth quite a bit more, with the purse at $5,189,000 approximately. It starts on the 5th of May and features a singles draw of 64 and a doubles draw of 28.
This event was first played in 1996 and the venue will be the Romai Tennis Academy. The first Hungarian to win this tourney was in 2009, and she went back to win again in 2010. The top seed for this tournament is Sara Errani, with Ksenia Pervak as the second seed. Third and fourth seeds are Tsvetana Pironkova and Klara Zakopalova. If you want to Watch Live Tennis video online of tennis events just like this one, then click on the banners that you see on this page. You will get instant access to live streaming video from anywhere in the world.
Posted: 4th July 2011
The WTA Tour goes to Budapest this week for a tournament that happens July 4th through the 10th. This is an International Level tournament that is played on clay courts, and is worth $220,000 to these ladies. This tournament gets players out of the grass of Wimbledon and onto clay courts and is officially called the Poli-Farbe Budapest Grand Prix and held in Hungary. It happens at the Romai Tennis Academy. Last year, the winner of the singles was Agnes Szavay, who is from Hungary and won her fourth title and second in a row.
Roberta Vinci from Italy is the top seed in this tournament, ranked 31st in the world and Klara Zakopalova is second. Tsvetana K. Pironkova and Sara Errani from Bulgaria and Italy are third and fourth. Fifth is Anabel Medina Garrigues from Spain, and Lucie Hradecka is sixth. Alberta Brianti and Mathilde C Johansson are seventh and eighth. Get your membership and watch this tournament live from your computer or mobile. All you have to do to get instant access to high quality video is click on the links on this page.
Posted: 5th July 2010
Budapest, Hungary is the site of a brand new Women's Tennis Association Tournament and its titled the GDF Suez Grand Prix, scheduled to be held July 5th through the 11th and this tournament features a prize purse of $220,000 and a singles draw of thirty two, doubles draw of sixteen. The women of the WTA will contest this tournament on red clay in outdoors courts and you can catch it live right from your computer from anywhere in the world with your membership. Simply click on the banners on this page to get started.
The 2009 tournament ended with a final between Agnes Szavay and Patty Schnyder which lasted three sets and saw Szavay win the title in Budapest. She was seeded fourth but nearly was out in the second round in a match to Tathiana Garbin who has won here in the past. She served at 5-4 in the third set but came back and took the GDF SUEZ Grand Prix title. In the doubles tournament, It was Monica Niculescu and Alisa Kleybanova taking the title against the Bondarenko sisters. Niculescu and Kleybanova were seeded number one in the tournament.
Now, as we head into the 2010 event, we have Serena Williams at the top of the rankings, followed by sister Venus Williams. Jelena Jankovic takes third place on the leader board with 5,780 ranking points. In fourth place is Caroline Wozniacki with Elena Dementieva in fifth. The rest of the top ten include Samantha Stosur, Francesca Schiavone, Kim Clijsters, Agnieszka Radwanska and Flavia Pennetta. If you want to watch the WTA Budapest Live then get your membership at the links on this page and watch in high quality video.
Posted: 6th July 2009
The WTA's Budapest Tennis Grand Prix is a big tournament in the area, played on red clay in Hungary and boasting a purse of $220,000 for this season. It will be held July 6th through the 12th, and was previously called the Gaz De France Grand Prix, now is called the GDF Suez Grand Prix. This tournament features players like Sybille Bammer, Ekaterina Makarova, Agnes Szavay, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Lucie Afarova and Maria Koryttseva just to name a few and you are in the perfect place to catch all the tournament action as we will have links to the live feeds and streams in our exclusive members area.
This tournament began in 1996, with the prize money only $105,000 and takes place in a brand new stadium in Hungary, which means that this tournament is able to get some of the world's best tennis players for the GDF Suez. Other players you may want to keep an eye on are Alize Cornet, Alisa Kleybanova, Alona Bondarenko, and Patty Schnyder who got in on a wild card, and then of course the player that holds the title of Hungary's best player, Agnes Szavay will be playing doubles with her sister Blanka. This will be Agnes Szavay's sixth time at this tournament. The Szavay girls may well match up with the Williams sisters or the Bondarenko sisters.
Since 1993 thirteen different women have held the singles title, with only Anna Smashnova taking it twice, once in 2005 against Catalina Castano and once in 2006 against Spain's Lourdes Dominguez. Gisela Dulko took the title in 2007, against Sorana Cirstea and last year the tournament was won by Alize Cornet. In the doubles, 2007 saw Agnes Szavay and Vladimira Uhlifova defeating Martina Muller and Gabriela Navroatilova, while last year Alize Cornet once again shone, winning the doubles final alongside Janette Husarova, against Vanessa Henke and Ioana Raluca Olaru. To watch this tournament get your membership at the banners on this page and you'll have access to our exclusive members area. Don't miss the 2009 Budapest Tennis Grand Prix.
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Posted: 20th February 2017
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