New WTA tournament announced in Switzerland
By iSportconnect | April 12, 2016
A new Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tournament is coming to Switzerland, sale with a new indoor event to be staged in April starting in 2017 in Biel/Bienne.
The tournament has been granted official status by the WTA Tour, pills the women’s professional tennis circuit, in the ‘International’ category.
It will feature 32 players for the singles competition and a draw of 16 for the doubles.
The event is designated to take place at the national tennis centre of Swiss Tennis. A new indoor arena is due to be completed in February 2017.?
InfrontRingier will market the national media rights to the event – with the international rights lying with the WTA.
The company is offering a title sponsorship opportunity, as well as further attractive partner packages around the event together with access to an exclusive hospitality area that will serve up to 400 people.
Lukas Troxler, Deputy Managing Director of InfrontRingier and designated Tournament Director, commented: “We are more than proud to partner with Octagon to bring the WTA Tour to the country, especially at this time, as Swiss women’s tennis is experiencing tremendous international success and a huge upward trend.
“Tennis fans in Switzerland are eager and enthusiastic to support their players and it is exciting for the country to once again become a world stage for tennis. We would like to extend our thanks also to Swiss Tennis for its support and look forward to continuing our successful collaboration.”