Almost WTA Premier Tournament scheduled for May – Tennis Column #42

Pilsen beer, Prague, and an infinite number of great women tennis players are the trademarks of the Czech republic. The last-mentioned trademark is the most important for us. As the restrictions are eased in many European countries, world-class tennis will be back in Prague on May 26.

Czech Tennis Association is organizing the tournament at the end of May for its players. The tournament should be played in Prague, on hard surface courts without fans, but matches should be televised over the internet.

Eight ladies and eight men will be playing the classic bracket tournament. The quarterfinals should be played on May 26. Semifinals and Finals will be played the next day on May 27 and May 28.

Tournament details:

Location: Prague, Czech Republic, Sparta Prague Tennis Club
Surface: Hard (Ladies), Clay (Men)
Dates: May 26 to May 28
May 26: Quarterfinals
May 27: Semifinals
May 28: Finals

The list of participating players:

Women with current WTA ranking:

update 05/23: Karolina Pliskova withdrew from the tournament due to back problems.

3. Karolina Pliskova – withdraw
8. Petra Kvitova
26. Karolina Muchova
31. Barbora Strycova
54. Katerina Siniakova
69. Kristyna Pliskova
115. Barbora Krejcikova
474. Lucie Hradecka
822. Linda Fruhvirtova

Men with current ATP ranking:

65. Jiri Vesely
180. Lukas Rosol
229. Zdenek Kolar
256. Tomas Machac
320. Vit Kopriva
405. Michael Vrbensky
436. Jonas Forejtek
Jiri Lehecka

Men singles bracket looks like ATP challenger tournament and women’s bracket looks like WTA Premier event. All tennis fans’ eyes (mine included) will be in Prague last May weekend for the best ladies tournament possible in this situation.

Tournament Draw

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Simon is the leading editor of from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel Dedicate 7 (for hard outdoor and indoor courts) & Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts),
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship
Bag: Axiom Backpack

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