The WTA Tour plays in Rome, Italy this week, for the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, which is an outdoors tournament played on red clay and a Premier level event for the WTA Tour. It is a tournament that has a prize purse of $2,168,400 and a singles draw of 56 with a doubles draw of 28. The next event to be played is the Brussels, Open, in Brussels, Belgium starting on May 21st. That is also a Premier Level event, and is played on red clay outdoors as well. However, the prize purse of $637,000 is smaller and so are the singles and doubles draws.
This is the one of the top events on the tennis calendar for both competitions. Chris Evert has won this tournament five times and Gabriela Sabatini and Conchita Martinez have won four each. The top seed for this event is Victoria Azarenka, with Maria Sharapova as the second seed. Petra Kvitova will be the third and Poland's Agnieszka Radwanksa is the fourth. Samantha Stosur will be the fifth seed for this event. Sixth and seventh seeds this year are Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark and France's Marion Bartoli. Na Li from China is eighth.
Posted: 9th May 2011
The WTA Tour will go to Rome this week and will follow that tournament with a stop in Brussels, Belgium starting on May 16th. That tournament is called the Brussels Open by GDF Suez, an outdoors tournament on clay. Next up will be the Internationaux de Strasbourg, a red clay outdoors tournament that happens in Strasbourg, France. Click on the links on this page and sign up for access to live tennis right from your computer or mobile device. You'll be able to watch tennis streams from anywhere in the world.
This week's tournament starts on May 9th and will finish up on the 15th. This is a Premier Level tournament that is played outdoors on Red Clay. It is called the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, happening in Rome, Italy with a prize purse of $2,050,000. The singles draw for this event is 56 and the double draw is 28. This is one of the events leading up to the French Open and it features not only the ladies of the WTA Tour but also players from the ATP World Tour. Last year, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez took home her third WTA title by winning this event.
The players competing in this event include Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, the number one seed and the top player in the world right now. Kim Clijsters is the second seed while Italy's Francesca Shiavone and Australia's Samantha Stosur are third and fourth. The rest of the top eight include Na LI, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka and Marion Bartoli. Watch this exciting WTA/ATP combined event live from anywhere in the world by signing up for access to high quality video at the banners on this page.
Posted: 4th May 2010
The ladies will be going to Rome, Italy for the International BNL of Italy, which is an Premier level tournament, and is played outdoors on red clay for a $2,000,000 prize purse, with huge draws for this tournament. The singles draw will be 56 and the doubles draw will be 28. This tournament features the best of the Women's Tennis Association and you can watch it live from your computer by getting your membership at the banners on this page, with access to our member's area where you can watch in high quality streaming video.
This tournament is unique in the fact that the entire list of the world's top ten in women's tennis will be attending. Serena Williams is back in action, disappearing after her win at the Australian Open in January. Patty Schnyder will also be attending, knocking Williams out in last year's very first round. Danish player Caroline Wozniacki is right now number two in the world and as a result she is the second seed in the International BNL of Italy. She faces China's Zheng Jie in the second round, surpassing the first with a bye.
Dinara Safina is back after a back injury as well as Venus Williams who was out last year in the semi's to Safina, who is seeded number three this week, and Williams is seeded fourth. Fifth is Svetlana Kuznetsova who was runner up last year as well as sixth seed Elena Dementieva. Jelena Jankovic is the seventh seed and Agnieszka Radwanksa is the eighth. If you want to watch this exciting Premier Level tournament then get your membership at the links on this page and watch in high quality streaming video right from your computer.
Posted: 5th May 2009
The WTA tour 2009 continues this week with the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. The tournament is May 3rd through the 9th and will be played on outdoor clay courts. The WTA tour is presented by Sony Ericsson and this is the 66th time the Internazionali BNL d'Italia has been played.
The men's tournament was last week, but this week the women play for the prizes and titles. This tournament is also known as the Rome Masters, but called the Internazionali BNL d'Italia because of sponsorship reasons.
In 2008 we saw the clay court heat up as Jelena Jankovic defended her 2007 title in the final over Alize Cornet. Cornet was a qualifier and defeated two top players to get there Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anna Chakvetadze. This tournament may have been affected by two high profile withdrawals in the final rounds – Serena Williams due to a back injury – and World Number One Maria Sharapova, who injured her calf. A pairing of Taiwainese players Yung-jan Chan and Chia-jung Chuang led to them claiming the doubles trophy over Iveta Benesova. That was their first team Tier One title.
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Posted: 14th May 2012
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