The Argentina Open WTA 125K, a contest belonging to the WTA Tour, which will be played from October 31 to November 7, 2021, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club had its formal presentation.
The event will distribute 115 thousand dollars in prizes and the champion will obtain 160 points for the ranking. It will have a main singles draw of 32 players and 16 doubles pairs, in addition to a ranking of 8 tennis players in singles, and it will have a capacity of 50%.
During this week, until Sunday October 10, the Argentina Open Pre-Tournament takes place, an exclusive contest for Argentine tennis players that grants, to the champion, an invitation to the main draw, and to the finalist, an invitation to qualify.
The list is headed by Nadia Podoroska, the best Argentine player since Gisela Dulko, who was last among the 40 best in the world in 2011. The other Argentine tennis player so far is Solana Sierra, 17, one of the most promising juniors in the country, N ° 12 in the world ranking of the category and recent finalist of the US Open.
Andorran Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva, just 16 years old and No. 1 in the junior world, it will be another of the players who receive an invitation.
Norma Baylon will be in charge of delivering the trophy to the champion of the first Argentina Open WTA 125K, on Sunday, November 7. Whoever it was was the first Top 10 that our country had, considered No. 4 in the world in 1966, in addition to having been the best Argentine tennis player for six consecutive seasons between 1962 and 1967.
It should be remembered that Argentina did not have a contest of the highest international professional female circuit for 34 years, when Gabriela Sabatini obtained the title, in 1987.