All so called wild cards for the 25th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2019 were given to Polish players. After Paula Kania, 2013 tournament’s champion got one of those passes, they were also given to Maja Chwalińska (who won doubles last year paired with Katarzyna Kawa), Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik and Anna Hertel.
– I take it as a huge recognition and I am grateful to the organisers for that chance. I will play the best I can and I hope that this wild card will help me to break through.
– said Anna Hertel at the press conference in Toruń.
Wishing for a similar chance are those, who will join the eliminations thanks to the courtesy of the tournament’s organisers. Those are: Weronika Falkowska, Martyna Kubka, Julia Oczachowska, Joanna Zawadzka and Zuzanna Szczepańska.
– I have never played in such high rank tournament yet. There is always stress before as prestigious event as this one, but it is only motivating. I live in Inowrocław, so I will be playing almost at home and I am sure that I will feel very comfortable in Toruń.
– said Goplania Inowrocław’s player, Zuzanna Szczepańska.
Elimination games will begin on Monday, June 3rd, but already today the organisers confirmed that they are ready to start the tournament.
– Everything is ready! Technical systems are working correctly, courts are prepared, weather is on our side. I hope, that the players who received wild cards will make the best out of that chance. We want to welcome all the fans to experience that beautiful, jubilee edition of the tournament together with our contenders.
– said tournament’s director Renata Sokołowska.
Due to the jubilee edition, price pool this year is 60.000$ + Hospitality (guarantee of boarding and accommodation for the players). We will be watching 32 players in the singles and 16 pairs in the doubles tournaments, all competing for the main price and 100 ranking points.
Special surprises are waiting for the fans. After each match on the main court, players will be throwing two balls to the spectators. Those are very unique balls, as for the jubilee they will be using balls signed with a special Bella Cup logo. Limited edition balls, not available on sale, that you can only get when you join us at the courts and support the players. We welcome you all.