The WTA Tour holds the Citi Open this week in Washington, D.C. in the United States. This tournament is international level, and starts on the 29th of July, played outdoors on hard courts. It is worth $220,000 with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. The tournament will be followed by the Rogers Cup, a premier level event in Montreal, Canada, that is worth over two million dollars and has a singles draw of 48 and a doubles draw of 28. The Western and Southern Open happens after that in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The previously played tournament on the WTA Tour was the Baku Cup, which was in Baku, Azerbaijan, played outdoors on hard courts. The singles was won by Bojana Jovanovski and Irina Buryachok and V Solovieva took the doubles. This tournament can be traced back to an ATP event that began in 1969. Last year, the tournament ended with a score of 6-3,3-6,6-1 to Larcher de Brito, beating a player that was eleven years older than her, Mirjana Lucic. The match was delayed for a short time because it was simply too hot to play.
Posted: 26th July 2011
This week on the WTA Tour, a international level tournament that goes from July 25th to the 31st with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16, played outdoors on hard courts for a purse of $220,000. This is the Citi Open, which will happen near Washington, in College Park, Maryland. This tournament is the last July tourney on the WTA Calendar. Click on the links on this page and sign up for a membership to watch the WTA Tour events live in high quality video streams as well as other tennis tournaments from around the world.
The Citi Open will be followed by a Premier level event in Carlsbad, California in the United States called the Mercury Insurance Open, also a hard court tournament played outdoors starting August 1st. Previously on the tour, the Baku Cup was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, for $220,000 and played outdoors on hard courts. This event was won in the singles by Vera Zvonareva and Mariya Korytteva and Tatiana Poutchek were able to take the doubles title. That tournament ran from July 18th through the 24th and features a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16.
Shahar Peer from Israel is the number one seed for the Citi Open, currently ranked 24th in the world on the WTA table. 32nd ranked Nadia Petrova from Russia is the second seed. Third seed for this tournament is Tamira Paszek and the fourth is Jelena Dokic. The rest of the top eight include Bojana Jovanovski, Elena Baltacha, Sania Mirza and Alberta Brianti. You can watch these tournaments live from anywhere you happen to be when you sign up for access to our member's area, as well as get access to high quality streaming tennis all year long.
Tags: WTA Tour, Washington, Bojana Jovanovski, Irina Buryachok, Mirjana Lucic, Vera Zvonareva, Tatiana Poutchek, streaming tennis
Posted: 30th July 2012
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