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The Olympics are set to start this weekend, and the players have got themselves a final chance to practice before the big event in Florainopolis.

 

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Jelena Jankovic has been awarded the top seed in the tournament and is on the prowl to get some much needed traction. With a record of 11-16 and no titles this year, the Serbian has been losing her form gradually. She is bound to face a lot of resistance in the tournament, mainly from the likes of Irina Camelia Begu and Monica Puig. Both players have been working hard this year, especially Puig, who has a tally of 38-19. She has made it to the semifinal in a couple of tournaments and has certainly got a lot of potential to progress ahead here. Her best performance was in Eastbourne, where she made it to the final four from the qualifiers. The 19 year old Latvian Jelena Ostapenko will also be playing in the event. Being the world no. 41 at such an early age, she is a definite threat to the other players.

 

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While many of the players are struggling with their form, the presence of young players definitely makes this tournament a must one to watch. With US Open just a few weeks away, the results here will definitely help them to improve their form before the final Grand Slam.

 

Posted: 27th July 2015

 

The first edition of the Brasil Tennis Cup was held in 2013 and it has since become a part of the WTA Tour. The tournament is played on outdoor hard courts and is held in Florianopolis, Brazi. This year it will take place from July 27 through August 1, 2015.

 

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The inaugural edition saw Romanian Monica Niculescu win the tournament ahead of favorites like Venus Williams. Last year veteran Czech player, Klara Zakopalova, was the champion overcoming talents like this year’s Wimbledon runner-up Garbiñe Muguruza. Most of the big names on the women’s tour have skipped this year’s meet. The top seed is German Tatanja Maria, who is currently ranked 64th. There are also young players like Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic and German Annika Beck, seeded second and third respectively, in the mix who will be looking to make a name for themselves on the women’s circuit. Brazilian Teliana Pereira, seeded fourth, is one of only four players in the tournament who are in the top 100 in WTA rankings. 

 

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Tatanja Maria will start off as the favorite as the other contenders have struggled this year. However Pereira will have home advantage and she will hope that the crowd’s backing would help her win her second WTA tour title.

 

Posted: 23rd February 2014

 

Brasil Tennis Cup is a professional tennis tournament exclusively for women tennis players to show their skills and talent. Brasil Tennis Cup is the 2nd edition which is being played under the WTA Tour. The tournament has started on 23rd February and will continue till 1st March in Florianopolis, Brazil.

 

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The tournament matches is being played at the outdoor hard courts. All the players of the tournament are highly enthusiastic and motivated to fight against their opponent. Brasil Tennis Cup has gained tremendous amount of fan following from the people of Brazil who love watching good tennis. Last year Monica Niculescu of Romania was lucky enough to win the tournament title for her country. She played extremely well to beat her competitors and win the tournament. This year also the players are motivated to win the title and handsome prize money of $250,000.

 

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Players participating in the tournament include the seed no.1 Carla Suarez Navarro and seed no.2 Garbine Muguruza. Both of them are from the Spain and will compete intensely for the title. There are five major countries participating in the tournament including Argentina, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and Romania. Fans are showing great intent in watching the live tennis matches.

 

Posted: 24th February 2013

 

On the WTA Tour this week, the WTA Brasil Tennis Cup, which is from February 24th to March 2nd, in Florianopolis, Brazil. This tournament is going to be followed by an event that happens around the same time as the WTA Brasil, and it is the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, held from the 25th of February to the 2nd of March. The BMW Malaysian Open is after that, from February 25th to the 3rd of March and that tournament is going to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There will be March events on the WTA Tour after that.

 

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The most recently played tournament on the WTA Tour was the Copa Claro Colsanitas, and it took place from February 18th to the 24th in Bogota, Columbia. The singles tournament was won by Jelena Jankovic, who defeated Paula Ormaechea 6-1,6-2 and then Mandy Minella and Timea Babos won the doubles. Florianopolis has hosted ITF Women's Circuit events in the past, and it is the capital city of Santa Catarina. This tournament is worth $235,000 and it is played on hard courts. Florianopolis can boast tennis player Gustavo Kuerten.

 


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Posted: 31st July 2016


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