The WTA 125 in Buenos Aires was received with open arms and the pre-qualy is witness to this: 90 girls signed up to try to be part of the most important international women’s tournament in Argentina.
The Pre-Tournament, an exclusive event for Argentinian players, will be held between this Monday, October 4 and Sunday, October 10, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club (with free admission) and the champion will receive an invitation to the main draw, while the finalist will receive an invitation to qualify.
The main draw of the Argentina Open for women, it is worth remembering, will take place between October 31 and November 7 and will be allowed to have 50% capacity, as the organizers had already confirmed.
The event, in which Rosario Nadia podoroska confirmed her participation, will distribute $ 115,000 in prizes and the champion will obtain 160 points for the WTA ranking.
The place is also guaranteed as a special guest Solana Sierra, semifinalist of the last US Open Junior. The tournament will mark the return of the WTA Tour to our country after 34 years, when Gabriela sabatini He obtained the title when he was just 17 years old.
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 with 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), Sabatini ( 1986 and 1987), and the American Dorothy Bundy Cheney (1940 and 1941),