BOLOGNA, April 23, 2021
In addition to the recently announced new ATP 250 event, the city of Parma, situated in northern Italy, will host a WTA 250 tournament. Scheduled for the week of May 17, one week ahead of the men’s event, the Emilia-Romagna Open women’s tournament will be held on red clay at the Tennis Club President di Montechiarugolo. It will feature a 32-player singles main draw and a 16-team doubles draw, while an additional six players will be able to enter the singles main draw via a 24-player qualifying draw.
The event in Parma is being organized in collaboration with MEF Tennis Events, who after many successful years running ATP Challenger events, are now working with the WTA for the first time.
“With this new tournament three important events are taking place in 2021: in addition to the WTA 250 women’s tournament and the men’s ATP 250 in Parma, there is also the Internazionali di Tennis Città di Forlì, an ATP Challenger 80 to be held in June,” said Stefano Bonaccini, president of the Region Emilia-Romagna.