The capital of Alava will host the tournament for the second time, this time an ITF 60000, becoming the benchmark for tournaments in the Basque Country and the third city in Spain.
About 120 players from all over the world from the number 100 of the WTA ranking, will meet at the facilities of La Peña Vitoria, the organizing club, to play the second edition of the ARABA WORLD TENNIS TOUR “Araba in Women” scoring for the world circuit and supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
With the celebration of this second edition, after the suspension in 2020 by Covid, we want to consolidate a reference event for women’s tennis that meets the necessary conditions to create a meeting point for professionals and sports fans. In addition to the opportunity of a world-renowned event in sporting and organizational terms, it is important to underline the economic impact on the city, both public and private.
-From ITF 25,000 to 60,000
After the 1st edition of 2019, the success of organization and the repercussion it had in Basque and national media, the club La Peña Vitoriana TC wanted to go a step further, with the aim of continuity and consolidation. The institutional support, with Diputación de Álava, Vitoria City Council and Basque Government through Basque Tour, has been key for the bet on an event of this range and categories.
In 2019, the ITF 25,000 distributed a total of $25,000 in prize money among the participants. The ITF World Tennis Tour is the name applied to all ITF tournaments played from the Junior circuit to the men’s $25,000 and women’s $100,000 tournaments, so the Alava capital would enter a rank 2 of relevance, behind the WTA Tour, and tournaments with $100,000 prizes.
-Alava, a benchmark for tennis in the Basque Country and Spain
There are currently 4 international tennis events in the Basque Country. Two of these events are held in Biscay, one in Guipuzcoa and one in Alava.
-Bakio (WTF 25,000 men’s)
-Bilbao (WTT 25.000 men and women, combined event)
-Donostia (WTT 25,000 men)
-Vitoria (ITF 60.000 women)
-Tournament sports data
This second edition will be played between July 12 and 18 at the La Peña Vitoria facilities, on four hard surface courts. It will be played in singles and doubles categories.
The tournament awards WTA points.
This year the club has created a tournament that will serve as a pre-previa called I Tournament Isa del Campo. It will take place between June 26th and July 4th. The winner will win 500 euros and a wild card for the finals, the finalist, 250 euros and a wild card for the preliminary round.
In the main singles draw there will be 32 players, 17 accepted directly, 6 classified from the qualifying round, 5 places reserved for players with ITF ranking and 4 “Wild Cards” invited by the organization, including the current number 1 in the ranking of Alava, Marta Garcia. In the individual qualifying round there will be 24 players with 20 direct acceptances and 4 wild cards.
In doubles, 16 pairs will compete in the main draw.
In total, 31 matches will be played in the singles Final Phase, 18 matches in the singles Preliminary Phase and 15 matches in the Doubles.
The preliminary matches will be played to the best of 3 sets, with 2 sets with tie-break and a match tie-break. The finals will be played to the best of 3 sets with tie-break.
60,000 dollars, about 50,000 euros. The winner will pocket 13,859 euros and the runner-up 7,414 euros. The winners in doubles, 5,071 euros.
Nearly 20 countries will be represented, with tennis players coming mostly from Spain, Greece, Paraguay, Argentina, Austria, Germany, Russia, Holland, France, Norway, Brazil, Macedonia, Venezuela, Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium and Mexico.
Tennis Street: As a promotional activity of the tournament and with the aim of involving the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the tournament, there will be an activity in the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca with mini tennis courts, coaches of La Peña Vitoriana and some players of the tournament itself with whom they will be able to play and share some tennis.
Clinic with children in the facilities of La Peña Vitoriana.
Wheelchair tennis exhibition