VICTORIA JIMENEZ KASINTSEVA AND SOLANA SIERRA PLAY QUARTER-FINALS IN THE ITF JUNIOR US OPEN

The world number one in the ITF Junior rankings came from a set down to defeat Bulgaria’s Jana Kolodynska 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 in a long and intense match. Vicky will face American Robin Montgomery at 18:00 GMT for a place in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Argentina’s Solana Sierra will also be looking for a ticket to the semi-finals of the US Open Junior after defeating Britain’s Matilda Mutavdzic yesterday in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 7-6) and will face Elvina Kalieva of the United States today at 18:00 GMT. If Jimenez Kasintseva and Sierra win their quarter-final matches we would have a semifinal of Tennium players at the US Open Junior 2021.

The Andorran tennis player also continues her way in the doubles draw together with the Spanish Ane Mintegi. They will play their quarter-final match at 20:00 GMT against the Czech sisters Linda and Brenda Fruhvirtova.

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PODOROSKA CONFIRMED HER PARTICIPATION IN THE ARGENTINA OPEN

Nadia Podoroska confirmed her participation in the Argentina Open WTA 125K, which will take place between October 31 and November 7 at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. It will mark the return of the top international circuit to Argentina after 34 years.

Speaking to the sports newspaper Olé, the Rosario native said: “I’m already excited about the fact that the tournament is held, and that women’s tennis is being talked about again in Argentina. It is something very important for women’s tennis in general. I am very happy that Martin (Jaite) and all his people have opted for women’s tennis. Obviously, I’m very excited to go, I’m going to participate, it’s confirmed. I hope to arrive in the best way, that there is a lot of fans, and that many people can enjoy it. And above all that, there can be many Argentines in the draw”.

Regarding the development of women’s tennis in Argentina and in the region, Podoroska said: “That a WTA is made is something important.”

The event will distribute 115,000 dollars in prize money and the champion will obtain 160 points for the ranking. The Argentina Open will have a singles main draw of 32 players and 16 doubles pairs, and a classification of 8 tennis players in singles.

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TENNIUM’S ARGENTINA AND MONTEVIDEO OPEN WTA DATES ARE CONFIRMED

The WTA Tour added the date of the Argentina Open WTA 125k to its official calendar, which will take place between October 31 and November 7, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

The women’s tournament, like the men’s version of the ATP Tour, belongs to and is organized by Tennium, which also joins the women’s circuit with the Montevideo Open, another WTA 125k competition that will be held between November 7 and 15, in the Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club. Thus, Tennium has added two tournaments to the highest level of the international women’s circuit.

“It is very important for Tennium, as a global sports company, to add these two women events to our portfolio, in addition to the one that will be held in Valencia during this month. This shows the solidity of Tennium who adds these tournaments to the management of several of the best players in the world and promising figures, as well as Marta Marrero in paddle”, said Martín Hughes, partner and executive director of Tennium Latin America.

HOLGER GETS INTO THE MAIN DRAW OF THE US OPEN AND ZANE ARRIVES TO THE QUALIFICATIONS FINAL

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These two players, who hadn’t yet won a match in a Grand Slam, not only achieved their first victory but arrived until the qualifying finals. 

After beating Sergiy Stakhovsky, number 227 of the world, and Damir Džumhur, 120 of the world, Zane, who is now 457 of the ranking,  lost at the qualifying final against 152, Yevgueni Donskói. The achievement of Khan, is so remarkable since at only 19 years old he has gone up against opponents with a long experience in the court and has been able to beat them.

We have to talk of course of the unstoppable Holger Rune. After winning straight up two ATP Challengers, the now 18 years old player, has got himself a ticket for the main draw of the US Open. The undeniable future star played a wonderful qualification phase where he went up against Lukas Lacko, Mitchell Krueger, and Mats Moraing.

The now 145 of the world, will encounter at the first phase of the US Open, nonother than the number 1 of the world Novak Djokovic.

TENNIUM SIGNS A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MIRAFLORES COUNTRY CLUB

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Tennis Global Platform has signed a six-month consultancy agreement with Miraflores Country Club of Argentina, by which the sport management company will give advice in the different areas of tennis and sports business.
The agreement opens new roads for Tennium in the South American country, where the company already has the licenses of the men’s and women’s Argentina Open, and manage some of the most promising young players, such as the former junior world number 1 Thiago Tirante, Solana Sierra and Facundo Díaz Acosta.
Miraflores Country Club has 21 clay courts, where more than 400 people play tennis. The sports infrastructure of the country includes also golf, padel, field hockey, football/soccer, taekwondo and artistic gymnastics.
“We’re happy to start this consultancy project, that opens new pathways for Tennium. We have a versatile team that can make a positive change in clubs and countries. One of the most important aspects of our work is that we train the existing coaching teams, we do not bring new coaches, so there’s no need of hiring new staff”, said Martin Jaite, Tennium Argentina Sporting Director and leader of the project.
Daniel Len, Miraflores Country Club’s Sports Director, added: “We’re proud and pleased of having Martin Jaite and his team on board. Permanent training boosts the value of the proposal to our members. We aim to reinforce and grow of tennis for all ages in Miraflores”.

THE BBVA INTERNATIONAL OPEN OF VALENCIA WILL IMPLEMENT MORE THAN 10 MEASURES TO BECOME THE TOURNAMENT WITH THE LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT ON THE CALENDAR

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The BBVA Open Internacional Valencia Tournament, with the help of Anabel Medina, will bring the best women’s tennis to the capital of the Turia, which from September 12 to 19, 2021 will host at the Sporting Club de Tenis a trophy with prizes of up to $80,000 for its participants that will become the second most important in Spain in the women’s section.

The event bases its philosophy on values such as integration, with competitions planned for blind players, the promotion of female talent and sustainability.

The latter will be precisely one of the aspects with which, in collaboration with its main sponsor, it will seek to become the trophy with the smallest carbon footprint in the calendar.

In this sense, promoters, sponsors and organizers are already working on up to 10 points that will save energy, recycling and emissions for the city.

In addition to the promotion of public transport, as well as the provision of parking for electric scooters and bicycles.

The philosophy will also seek to eliminate plastic waste as much as possible and encourage recycling. To this end, compostable cups will be offered to all attendees and the balls from each match will be donated to schools or charitable organizations to extend their useful life.

Paper and smoking areas will complete the commitment to biodiversity. In the first case, giving the option of accessing the enclosure through a QR code and without printed tickets, and in the second case, informing people attending the tournament that it will be smoke-free.

THE TICKETS FOR THE EUROPEAN OPEN 2021 ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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Edition six of the European Open is off to a flying start: from October 17 to 24, the Lotto Arena in Antwerp will once again become the hotspot for top tennis in Belgium. Who will be the successor of the Frenchman Ugo Humbert?

The ATP 250 tournament in Antwerp will again take place in the Lotto Arena. You can choose from different ticket categories for the 2021 edition, depending on the day and the seat. Tickets give access to both tennis courts, Center Court and Court 1, and the Fan Corner of the Lotto Arena. The ticket prices vary from 25 to 150 euros. Click HERE for all ticket info.

Tournament director Dick Norman: “We continue to innovate. The most exclusive, new ticket category is the Box experience. You can enjoy matches from a box with the best view of Center Court. We are convinced that the many hundreds of thousands of tennis fans will be delighted to see top tennis again in Belgium. We are making extra efforts towards ticketing. Children under 12 get a 30% discount, students get a 10% discount on tickets with their student card (2021-2022) that they show with the ticket at the entrance of the Lotto Arena, and seniors +60 get a 50% discount on Monday and Tuesday. It is still too early to announce the names of participants, but we are again ensuring a strong field of participants. In this way, we will once again strengthen the image of Flanders as a tennis region.”

THE BEST WOMEN’S TENNIS RETURNS TO THE CAPITAL OF THE TURIA WITH THE BBVA VALENCIA INTERNATIONAL OPEN

bbvz2The BBVA Open Internacional Valencia Tournament, under the guidance of Anabel Medina and Tennium, will bring the best women’s tennis to the capital of the Turia from September 12 to 19. It will be host at the Sporting Club de Tenis. It will have prizes of up to $80,000 for its participants, which makes it the second most important women’s tournament in Spain.

This synergy between Anabel and Tennium, with the support of BBVA as the main sponsor, seeks to consolidate the ITF circuit with an international vision and aims to enter the WTA category in the future.

All the agents involved in the event were present at the launch press conference, in which the tennis player from Torrent said she was ‘very excited, to be honest. When I created a women’s ITF tournament in Valencia six years ago, I did it with the idea that it would be a long-term project, and today this growth is confirmed’.

Along the same lines, Joaquín Rios, CEO of Tennium, emphasized its commitment ‘once again to the future of women’s tennis. After signing our first WTA in Argentina for 2021, we could not be more satisfied with adding this second women’s tournament to our list of projects. We are also pleased to be able to carry out this great project with Anabel Medina, one of the most relevant faces of women’s tennis in Spain. After finishing the Conde de Godó Trophy, preparing for this new BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia is a challenge that we are looking forward to’.

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THE NEXT GEN, HOLGER RUNE SIGNS WITH TENNIUM

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, April the 17th 2021, Holger Rune beats Mikael Ymer
 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, April the 17th 2021, Holger Rune beats Mikael Ymer

Tennium, Global Tennis Platform, proudly announces the signing of the young and talented player, Holger Rune.

Born in Copenhagen, Holger, who has just turned eighteen, is an outstanding tennis promise with some incredible achievements under his belt. Rune conquered the Junior French Open 2019 when he was only sixteen years old. He also won the ITF Junior Finals the same year which, among other achievements, got him to the number one position of the ITF Ranking in 2019, a position that he currently still holds.

His accomplishments on the ATP Tour are also as admirable. Currently, ranked 310 of the ATP Ranking, he is the second-youngest player under eighteen. Over the latest months, the Danish player has beat two top 100 players, he has qualified for the Chile ATP 250 Open where he defeated second-seeded of the tournament, Benoit Paire, and reached the quarterfinals.

His latest milestones on the ATP Tour was at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, an ATP 500 where he went through the qualifiers and lost against Albert Ramos-Viñolas in a really tight game where the Spanish player won in the third set 7-6.

Tennium, couldn’t be happier with the incorporation of Holger Rune to its players management business. He is the latest addition to a long list of players the company has recruited. The vision of the company is to work closely together with players in their development and growth as junior all the way through their professional careers. Philippe Weiss, director and players agent of the company, will be the manager of the Danish player.

THE NUMBERS OF A GREAT TOURNAMENT

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 25: Rafael Nadal of Spain ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona on April 25, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 25: Rafael Nadal of Spain ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona on April 25, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos)

The final between Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas was the epilogue of a tournament in which precisely the longest match was the final, which lasted until 3 hours and 38 minutes. The shortest contest was the one between Ilya Ivashka and Tallon Griekspoor in the first round, which only lasted 57 minutes. Tsitsipas played 106 games in total, spending 9 hours and 5 minutes on the court while Nadal fought to win 118 games in 11 hours and 19 minutes.

The singles draw was finally contested by 48 players (including six from the qualifying, four wildcards, and lucky loser to replace the injured Casper Ruud at the last minute). In the doubles draw, 16 teams participated (two wildcards and one from the qualifying). Adding both competitions, but subtracting the tennis players who have taken part in both draws, there were a total of 70 players who have played the main draws of the tournament.

The tennis players came from all over the globe, with a total representation of twenty countries. France with eight tennis players and Italy with four are the countries with the most representatives, behind the eleven Spanish players. Among other nations were players from Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Japan, Brazil, Chile, India, the United States, Canada, Finland, Norway or Denmark. The player with a more distant origin was Jordan Thompson, born 26 years ago in Sydney, 17,100 kilometers from the RCTB-1899.

Seven of the eight quarter-finalists were seeded at the tournament. And the top four favourites reached the semi-finals of the competition.

In the singles draw, 47 games were played, with only two matches not completed (Goffin-Norrie and Fognini-Zapata). 30 were resolved in two sets and on 17 occasions the matches went to three sets. There were 13 tie breaks. On eight occasions a player lost a set to zero games on the scoreboard. In total 1,056 games were played on the RCTB-1899 courts.