Daria Snigur and Jessika Ponchet, winners in 2022 and 2023, confirm their presence in the 5th edition of the Araba Women’s World Tennis Tour.

The 5th edition of the international tournament ARABA World Tennis Tour FEMENINO- Open Peña Vitoriana Tenis Club is already beginning to outline the players who will take center stage on the courts of the club in Vitoria between July 14 and 21.

In its second year as ITF 100,000, the presence of top 100 players in the WTA ranking is greater. China’s Zhuoxuan Bai, world number 92, has confirmed her presence in the capital of Alava, after falling in the first round of Wimbledon. The oriental tennis player has also played the first round of Roland Garros and the Australian Open. A player with a lethal two-handed backhand and great physical power on the court.

In the top 5 of outstanding players in the Alava event, also highlights the presence of the champions in the last two editions. The Ukrainian Daria Snigur (131 WTA), won the title in 2023 after defeating the French Jessika Ponchet (133 WTA) in a thrilling final, who had won the title in 2022.

Other outstanding players are the Latvian Darja Semenistaja, world number 107, who has just fallen in the Wimbledon qualifiers and is currently playing an ITF in France, and the Hungarian Panna Udvardy, world number 76 in 2022. In doubles she reached world number 65, which came on October 24, 2022. In her career she has won six singles titles and eight in doubles competitions.

The Alavesa presence will come from the hand of Nadine Arbaizar from Vitoria. The member of the Peña Vitoriana Tenis Club has obtained a wild card that will allow her to compete in the preliminary phase of the tournament.

A total of 80 players between the singles and doubles tournament will land in the capital of Alava. It is also added that this tournament is held a week after Wimbledon, which closes the season on grass and will be the first on hard surface, an attraction for many players who have their sights set on the USA Open.

In addition to the purely competitive aspect, the event has numerous parallel activities such as Tennis Street (street tennis) on July 5 at the Plaza de la Provincia (from 11:00 to 13:00), as well as various tennis sessions that have been held during the month of May in schools, a conference that will highlight the values of sport, a clinic for children and wheelchair tennis exhibition.