The celebration of Tennis Street will be the prelude to the competition that will start on Sunday 17 and will run until the 24th, the day of the individual final on the courts of the Peña Vitoriana Tenis Club.
The most important tennis tournament in Euskadi will begin to live its previous hours this Saturday July 16 in the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, where an event open to the public will take place as is the Tennis Street. From 10:00 in the morning until 14:00, several courts in the central square of the capital of Alava will serve as a test bench for all those who want to pick up a racket and start with their first strokes. It will be the prelude to the Araba World Tennis Tour- Open Grupo Amutio International Tournament in its third edition, a firm commitment to women’s tennis from the organizing club, the Peña Vitoriana Tenis Club, the Provincial Council of Alava and Grupo Amutio as main sponsors.
Pending the closing of signatures to be made this Saturday, the estimated number of players who will step on the Alava courts will be close to one hundred between singles and doubles with representation from up to 28 countries.
The Chinese Lin Zhu, number 99 in the world ranking, has confirmed her presence. The oriental tennis player has a great track record, with six singles titles in ITF tournaments and 5 in doubles. For the first time in the history of Basque tennis, a world top 100 player will be in Euskadi. She will be one of the big favorites, along with Cristina Bucsa, the winner of the I edition played in 2019. Sixth in the national ranking and 131st in the world, she will be looking for her second title. There will also be Spanish and Basque representation, with five tennis players from the Basque Autonomous Community.
The tournament is structured in several phases:
-Preliminary phase: July 17-19
-Doubles Tournament: Starting on July 19.
-Final phase tournament: July 19-24.
-Doubles final: Saturday 23 July (17:00 hours)
-Singles final: Sunday, July 24 (12:00 p.m.)
A total of 18 preliminary phase matches, 31 final phase matches, as well as 15 double matches will be played at the Vitoria club.