The BBVA Open Internacional Valencia Tournament, with the help of Anabel Medina and Tennium, has brought the best women’s tennis to the capital of the Turia, which from 4 to 12 June 2022 hosted a trophy at the Sporting Club de Tenis 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.
Sunday has certified the champions in the three categories that have been played on Centre Court, in a day that began at 11:30 am with the doubles final between the pairs Aliona Bolsova-Rebeka Masarova and Aleksandra Panova and Arantxa Rus.
The Spaniards managed to win the trophy designed by Gravity Waves, where plastic, nets and glass have been collected from the Mediterranean Sea and reused to give it the shape of a tennis ball. They did it in two sets to become the first winners of the day.
Immediately after them, Marta Soriano and Cristina Ramos, the protagonists of the U16 final, met on the same stage, with the former winning by a double 6-1.
The final, with the court over 1,000 spectators, came at 17:30 with the singles final between Zheng Qinwan and Xiyu Wang, where the former won in three hard-fought sets by 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3.
Anabel Medina, tournament director, concluded the first edition of the event as WTA125 by saying that the tournament was born ‘to become what we are seeing today and it is thanks to all the institutional, private and personal support that we are managing to make history’.
The clash was attended by the Secretary of State for Sport, José Manuel Franco; the Government Delegate of the Valencian Community, Glora Calero; the Councillor for Education, Culture and Sport of the Generalitat Valenciana, Raquel Tamarit; the Director General of Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana, Josep Miquel Moyà; the Deputy for Sports of the Diputación de Valencia, Andrés Campos; the Councillor for Sports of the Valencia City Council, Pilar Bernabé and the Managing Director of the Municipal Sports Foundation, Borja Santamaría.
The BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia has once again received the support of 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, Grupo Danone, Dacsa, Glasol, Melt Group, Abenet Soluciones, Sanitas, RFET, ESIC, Vegamar, Dunlop, Climate Trade, Global Omnium and Casa Salud, among others.