The BBVA Open Internacional Valencia Tournament, thanks to Anabel Medina and Tennium, brings the best women’s tennis to the capital of the Turia from 4 to 12 June 2022 at the Sporting Club de Tenis, a trophy with prizes of up to $115,000 for its participants, making it the first WTA125 tournament in the history of the Valencian Community and one of the few to be held in Spain.
This new synergy, together with the support of BBVA as main sponsor, certifies the intention already presented in the 2021 edition to grow in a continuous but sustainable way and to be able to bring together in the capital of the Turia some of the best players on the international circuit.
The first day began with a total of two matches on centre court at the Turia capital’s facility, with qualifying matches starting at 4pm.
The order of play was set to start at 2pm, with the clash between Leyre Romero of Valencia and Emira Stafford of the United States closing the day, but the latter’s injury allowed the former to advance directly to the next round.
The first clash took place at 16:00 between Spaniards Carmen Lopez and Lucia Cortez, with the latter winning 6-4, 6-2, followed by Yana Sizikova and Daniela Seguel, with the former winning 6-4, 6-2.
Sunday’s match will start at 13:00 with the Mendez-Cortez duel, followed by the Zavatska-Zisikova match and concluding at 17:00 with the Jacquemot-Leyre Romero match.
At the same time, the main favourites in the main draw have already landed on Levantine soil and will begin their training sessions to prepare for the first round, which will take place on Tuesday 7th.
Among them are Nuria Párrizas (51st), Varvara Gracheva (72nd), Qinwen Zheng (74th), Arantxa Rus (78th) and Anastasia Potapova (80th). The big absentee will be defending champion Martina Trevisan, who was recently eliminated at Roland Garros after reaching the semi-finals.
Likewise, the Wild Cards who will be fighting for the trophy will be local player Ángela Fita, Argentinean Roland Garros Junior finalist Solana Sierra, the 88th in the WTA doubles ranking Aliona Bolsova and the young promising Irene Burillo.
Tickets for the event are still on sale at www.openinternacionalvalencia.com.
The BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia is once again supported by public institutions such as the Valencia City Council, Generalitat Valenciana and Diputación de Valencia, along with private entities such as the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, Volvo, Danone Group, Dacsa, Glasol, Melt Group, Abenet Soluciones, Sanitas, RFET, ESIC, Vegamar, Dunlop, Climate Trade, Global Omnium and Casa Salud, among others.