The BBVA Open Internacional Valencia Tournament, with the help of Anabel Medina and Tennium, will bring the best women’s tennis to the capital of the Turia, which from June 10 to 18, 2023 will host a trophy at the Sporting Club de Tenis with prizes of up to $125,000 for its participants, consolidating itself as the only WTA tournament in the history of the Valencian Community and one of the few to be held in Spain.
The creator and director of the tournament, together with one of the biggest sports companies in Europe, organizer of events such as the Conde de Godó Trophy in Barcelona, the ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, the European Open in Belgium and the Senior Masters Cup, are already working on the final draw where players from the Top 50 in the world are expected to appear. Among them, Sara Sorribes has already confirmed her participation, who will be the head of the line-up.
This new synergy, together with the support of BBVA as main sponsor, certifies the intention already presented in the 2022 edition to grow as a WTA tournament and to bring together in the capital of Turia some of the best players on the international circuit.
But its evolution will not rule out any of the complementary activities that have given the tournament its own identity: the under-16 tournament will continue to be played to offer visibility and opportunities to emerging players, as well as solidarity initiatives for disabled athletes.
In addition, there will be a special concern for the environment, after becoming the first tournament in the world to completely balance its carbon footprint.
The BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia will once again be supported by public institutions such as the Valencia City Council, the Generalitat Valenciana and the Valencia Provincial Council, together with private entities such as the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, Volvo, RFET, the Valencia Provincial Council, Arroz Dacsa, Melt Group and Benet Soluciones.
PRESENTATION AND WORDS OF PRAISE
The presentation ceremony of the 2023 edition took place on the terrace of the Sporting Club de Tenis, which for the third consecutive year will host the event to be enjoyed by both its members and the general public.
Anabel Medina not only announced the sporting novelties, but also that tickets will be available for purchase from the 30th at 5 p.m. on the official website of the tournament and that the activities focused on both training categories and groups with disabilities will be maintained.
Once again this year, the Eastern Territorial Director of BBVA, David Conde, referred to the fact of ‘being able to leave a legacy for the next generations, both in terms of sports and sustainability and gender equality, which clearly converge in this tournament and with our company’.
From the Sporting Club de Tenis, its director Gloria Santos expressed her satisfaction ‘to be able to be part of an event of these characteristics, which also allows us to position our image at an international level’.
In the same vein, Miguel Díaz, president of the RFET, expressed the importance ‘that the national players, who always perform better at home, can enjoy an opportunity like this and add very important WTA points for their ranking’.
The support of the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation was established from the beginning of the event, as pointed out by its Project Director Carles Baixauli, who urged Medina ‘to continue growing with common sense, as he has done so far, to create a Comunitat de l’Esport like the one we have been promoting for years.
The public support was expressed in the presence of the Valencia City Councilor for Sports, Javier Mateo, who recalled that tournaments like the BBVA International Open ‘make this one of the cities where positive things always happen and that represents us all for the values it transmits’.
Concluding the speeches from the institutional sector was the General Director of Sport of the Generalitat Valenciana, Josep Miquel Moya, who recalled ‘the yes we gave Anabel eight years ago and how her growth has been parallel to the logical increase in our support’.