This Thursday, The WTA officially confirmed that the Women’s Argentina Open will take place between October 31 and November 7, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club (BALTC).
The category 125 competition, which ran continuously from 1929 to 1987, It will be the maximum international competition that women’s tennis will have in the country in the last 34 years, when a young woman Gabriela sabatini, just 17 years old, defeated the German Isabel Cueto in straight sets and won the title. In addition, on its return to the calendar, the tournament will have the presence of Rosario Nadia podoroska, currently number 37 in the ranking.
With three trophies in her showcases, the historic Mar del Plata Mary Terán de Weiss (1939, 1943 and 1950) and the Buenos Aires Felisa Piédrola (1939, 1943 and 1950) Are the top champions of the competition. One step down cWith two consecrations, the local Leonilda Giusti (1934 and 1936), June Hanson (1956 and 1957), Nora Somoza (1959 and 1960), Norma Baylon (1962 and 1966), Beatriz Araujo (1969 and 1970) and Sabatini ( 1986 and 1987), and the American Dorothy Bundy Cheney (1940 and 1941),
🎙️ “I am already excited about the fact that the tournament will be held and that women’s tennis will be talked about again in Argentina. It is something very important for women’s tennis in general. Obviously I am very excited to go, I will participate, it is confirmed. I hope arrive in the best way “
– Argentina Open (@ArgentinaOpen) July 22, 2021
It should be noted that the Montevideo Open It will also join the women’s circuit this season, because it will finally be played from November 7 to 15, at the Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club, once the tournament in Buenos Aires is over.