Lenka Jurikova just like a year ago, advanced into the singles main draw at the clay court of ITF EMPIRE Slovak Open 2016. Now, in the qualifying final, she has beaten the first seeded Arantxa Rus from Netherlands 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-3. Kristyna Pliskova advanced into the second round of the above mentioned match.
Exactly two years ago, Jana Cepelova reached her career best in WTA ranking, 50th place and although she fell out of TOP 100 she is eager to make a come back. She started the new season well, coming through the qualies in January in Brisbane, Australia, her most successful tournament this year. About her current goals, she spoke for our tournament program.
Dear tennis friends,
We are delighted to welcome you all together with my colleagues at TC EMPIRE club at 8th edition of international women´s tournament EMPIRE Slovak Open 2016.
the International Women‘s Championship of Slovakia will take place under its usual name EMPIRE Slovak Open in the beautiful tennis club TC EMPIRE Trnava, with total prize money of 100 000 USD. Starting line-up promises to bring extraordinary tennis with lot of drama. Five players from Top 100 and basically all the players in the main draw from Top 150 in the WTA rankings only prove, tournament has become very popular amongst players because of very pleasant surroundings in the club and perfect organization.
Players in great form in recent days and weeks signed up for biggest women’s tournament in Slovakia EMPIRE Slovak Open 2016. Together with number of Slovakian players, they will highlight the quality of the clay event in Trnava based TC EMPIRE tennis club. Total prize money of 100 000 USD, tournament begins on May, 7 and the singles final is scheduled at 11:00 on May, 15.
Six players from TOP 100 WTA singles ranking have shown interest to play at 8th EMPIRE Slovak Open. Tournament will take place in TC EMPIRE club in Trnava from 7th until 15th May 2016.
Shahar Peer (28) from Israel is a player who was previously almost a member of the top ten WTA rankings. Although she was recently struggling on the court, she is still optimistic and she tries to improve her game with her new coach. It may surprise you, or maybe not, but for seven years she has been travelling around the world with a Slovak passport. She has it because her grandparents from the mother's side are originally from Slovakia. Peer revealed us more about her and her family for the bulletin of the EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015 tournament.