TENERIFE/STARNBERG, September 23, 2021
Elina Svitolina leads the entry list of the inaugural Tenerife Ladies Open to be held at the Abama Tennis Academy from October 18 to 24, 2021. This was announced by MEF Tennis Events, organizers of the WTA Tour 250 hard-court tournament, on Thursday.
The World No. 4 from the Ukraine is seeking her second title of the season after her triumph at the WTA 250 in Chicago in late August. Svitolina will be joined by US-American Alison Riske, recent finalist at the Zavarovalnica Sava Portoroz, and Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia, semi-finalist at this year’s Roland Garros.
Sara Sorribes Tormo is the lone Spaniard on the entry list. The 24-year-old from Castellón knocked out World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the opening round of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Reigning Montreal champion Camila Giorgi, Jasmine Paolini, winner in Portoroz, and Martina Trevisan, winner of the $80,000 ITF World Tennis Tour tournament in Valencia, as well as Clara Tauson, Marta Kostyuk and Maria Camila Osorio Serrano will also be part of the line-up.
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“After the success of the two Challengers in Gran Canaria at the beginning of the season, our collaboration with the Canary Islands continues. We knew that we could organize a Challenger in Tenerife, then the WTA, thanks to the excellent tournament held in May in Parma, offered us the chance of an additional tournament. We appreciate support of the Guia de Isora City Council, as well as the property where the Tennis Club is located, Las Terrazas de Abama. The support of the institutions is essential for our events,” organizer Marcello Marchesini said.
Miguel Díaz Román, president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) said: “For the RFET it is always a pleasure to welcome a new tournament in our country. Spain is a land of champions thanks to the important network of clubs that we have throughout the country. In four years we have turned the international competition around, increasing the tournaments in a very significant way. For this reason, hosting the “Tenerife Ladies Open” is a great joy. I want to thank and congratulations to the organizers because hosting a WTA 250 event in these challenging times is not easy.”
WTA Tenerife Ladies Open Entry List
1 ELINA SVITOLINA UKR 4 1
2 ALISON RISKE USA 32 1
3 TAMARA ZIDANSEK SLO 33 1
4 SARA SORRIBES TORMO ESP 36 1
5 CAMILA GIORGI ITA 39 1
6 VIKTORIJA GOLUBIC SUI 47 1
7 SHUAI ZHANG CHN 48 1
8 SAISAI ZHENG CHN 51 SR 1
9 CLARA TAUSON DEN 52 1
10 ALISON VAN UYTVANCK BEL 55 1
11 MARTA KOSTYUK UKR 56 1
12 HEATHER WATSON GBR 58 1
13 MAGDA LINETTE POL 59 1
14 CAROLINE GARCIA FRA 60 1
15 IRINA-CAMELIA BEGU ROU 62 1
16 JASMINE PAOLINI ITA 64 1
17 MARTINA TREVISAN ITA 66 1
18 ALIZÉ CORNET FRA 69 1
19 MARIA CAMILA OSORIO SERRANO COL 72 1
20 ANN LI USA 73 1
21 MAYAR SHERIF EGY 74 1