WTA Adds Clay Events in Parma and Hamburg to Calendar

The WTA clay-court calendar is rising.

The ladies’s circuit as we speak introduced two new WTA 250 tournaments to be held in Parma, Italy and Hamburg, Germany.

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Scheduled for the week of Might 17, the Emilia Romagna Open will likely be held in Parma in northern Italy and performed on purple clay. It is going to function a 32-player singles essential draw and a 16-team doubles draw, whereas a further six gamers will have the ability to enter the singles essential draw through a 24-player qualifying draw.

The occasion in Parma is being organized in collaboration with MEF Tennis Occasions, who after many profitable years operating ATP Challenger occasions, are actually working with the WTA for the primary time.

The second addition to the calendar can also be an out of doors purple clay occasion, with the WTA Tour heading to Germany for the Hamburg European Open in the course of the week of July 5, coinciding with the second week of Wimbledon.

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Hamburg beforehand held a WTA event within the Eighties by the early 2000s, and the 2021 version will function a 28-player singles essential draw (16-player qualifying draw) and a 16-team doubles draw.

“The WTA is dedicated to providing as many enjoying and incomes alternatives for our members as doable, and we look ahead to bringing the WTA Tour to Parma and Hamburg this season, enhancing ladies’s tennis much more this 12 months,” WTA CEO Steve Simon mentioned.

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