From July 11 to 17, the ITF W60 women’s tennis tournament “Liepaja Open” with a prize fund of 60,000 US dollars will take place in the tennis courts in Jūrmala Park with the support of Liepāja Municipality, the Latvian Tennis Union and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
The first tournament of a similar scale in Liepaja took place in January 2020, when the W15 category tournament took place in the LOC Tennis Hall. In the summer of 2021, higher quality W25 category tournament took place on the tennis courts of Jūrmala Park. However, the women’s W60 tennis tournament in July this year is the next step in the ITF tennis competition hierarchy.
On June 7, 2022, the Latvian Tennis Union reached an agreement with the International Tennis Federation that the Liepaja International Tennis Tournament for Women will take place this year in July without the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes.
“Liepaja Open” will start with the qualification tournament on July 11, but the Main Draw will start on July 12. Tennis players from all over the world are expected to take part in the tournament, some of whom are also in the Top 200 of the WTA ranking.
The Final of the Doubles will take place on July 16. The culmination of the tournament – the Final of the Singles will be played on July 17 at 11:00.
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