Maja Chwalińska training in Toruń

23 czerwca, 2018

We are counting down days before the 24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup. On the Start-Wisła courts, as always we will see talented Polish contenders, including the great hope of Polish tennis world, Maja Chwalińska. Sixteen year old player is training for the games on the courts in Toruń.

Bella Cup is a very special tournament for Chwalińska. Two years ago, she scored her first point in the world’s ranking and last year she reached the singles’ quarter finals. We now know, that this year we will also see her in the doubles, paired with Katarzyna Kawa. She is preparding for the event with the Polish representatives’ couch, Dawid Celt.

It is good to get to know the surroundings. I can not wait for the first game. Of course I believe that we can reach the finals and we will see what happens. For now I am focusing on each game

– said Maja Chwalińska after the training

Winning is not going to be easy, as among the contenders we will see the winner of French Open doubles Barbora Krejcikova and last year’s Bella Cup champion, Chantal Skamlova. However, Polish trainer said, that more important than the ranking is the player’s condition on the exact day of the game.

– Of course there are many factors that have to work together. You always need some luck and get the position that can help you. We are training, preparing and doing everything for Maja to be in the best possible condition.

– said Dawid Celt.

Bella Cup begins on 24 June with two days of qualification games and finishes on 1st July. In the main tournament we will see 32 players and 16 doubles pairings.

Barbora Krejcikova seeded with number 1

23 czerwca, 2018

We know the contenders seeded in the Bella Cup 2018 tournament. First position was assigned to Barbora Krejcikova, representing Czech Republic.

On the 24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2018 official press conference, we learned more about the contenders of the upcoming event. Amongst eight seeded players, we will see representatives from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Australia, Russia and Italy.

[1] Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic)
[2] Michaela Honcova (Slovakia)
[3] Olga Ianchuk ((Ukraine)
[4] Chantal Skamlova (Slovakia)
[5] Isabelle Wallace (Australia)
[6] Marina Melnikova (Russia)
[7] Camilla Rosaletto (Italy)
[8] Rebecca Sramkova (Slovakia)

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Seeded with the highest position is the 22 years old Barbora Krejcikova. Czech player, who placed 200th in the world’s ranking. She has got some great memories connected with the courts in Toruń. She triumphed in 2014, winning over Greek Marię Sakkari 6:4, 6:1.
This year she has won the French Open double tournament. Paired with another Czech player, Katerina Siniakova, she triumphed over the Japanese duo: Eri Hozumi / Makoto Ninomiya 6:3, 6:3.

I think, that those eight players and our Polish contenders, who have received wild cards this year, will show all of us on the courts in Toruń what is the best and most interesting in tennis.

– said Renata Sokołowska, tournament’s director.

Wild cards to the main tournament were given to Maja Chwalińska, Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik and Katarzyna Kawa. Fourth wild card will belong to the Polish champion, revealed on 23 June.
For Maja Chwalińska, who reached singles quarterfinals last year, it will be the third Bella Cup tournament in a row.

I am very happy to be joining Bella Cup tournament for the third time. I can not believe how fast the time goes by. In here I have won my first professional tenis match. This tournament will always have a special place in my heart. I hope, that this year I will be able to stay in the game all the way to the final.

– we heard from Maja Chwalińska.

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Main tournament will begin on Tuesday. First qualification games start on Sunday.

Courts are ready

23 czerwca, 2018

 

Last preparations for the tournament on the finish line. Courts have gone through another revitalizing this year.

More works have been done at the MOSiR’s event area before the 24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup. Surface has been changed on the courts no. 1-4, where the qualification and main games of the singles and doubles. Most work has gone into the courts’ drainage system.

Last year, before the tournament, central court has been renovated. That allowed us to proceed with the games even after heavy rains. Now, we’re even more independent of weather conditions.

– said Renata Sokołowksa, tournament’s director

24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2018 will begin next Sunday. More details will be revealed at the official press conference on Thursday.

Katarzyna Kawa and Katarzyna Piter joining the Bella Cup tournament

13 czerwca, 2018

 

39 Polish players applied for the 24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2018 in Toruń. Winners of the past editions are also willing to join the competition.

Incredible tennis event is getting closer. We are only days away from the beginning of the 24th Bella Cup, ITF tournament with prize pool of 25 000 $ + hospitality. More details were announced on the first press conference of the upcoming event.

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One of the Polish players stepping on the Bella Cup courts this year is Katarzyna Kawa. She has triumphed in a similar rank tournament just days ago in Portuguese Obidos.

‘Those years when I took a part in the tournaments in Toruń, everything was organized perfectly. That tournament is very similar to the ones in higher rankings. It is a great comfort for the players. I am very happy that I can join a tournament in front of Polish fans again.’

– said Katarzyna Kawa.

Invitation was also accepted by Katarzyna Piter, representing Poland in the FED Cup. We already saw her on the Bella Cup courts, including the 2013 tournament, when she reached the finale, but lost with Paula Kania.

There are 39 Polish players amongst the 330 who applied to join the 24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament, with Urszula Radwańska, Iga Świątek and Maja Chwalińska. Also, all the winners of the last three Balla Cup editions joined the tournament: Kristina Kucova from Slovakia, Isabella Shinikova from Bulgaria and last year champion, Chantal Skamlova from Slovakia.

– informed the tournament’s director, Renata Sokołowska.

Full list of this year’s contestants can be found here: www.itftennis.com

Idea marki Bella, czyli zdrowie naszych Pań sprowadza się do trzech punktów. Angażujemy się w programy prozdrowotne dla kobiet. Aktywny styl życia, w ramach którego zachęcamy do biegania, ćwiczeń fizycznych i dbania o własną kondycję. Trzeci filar to wydarzenia sportowe. Niezwykle ważnym elementem tego programu jest właśnie turniej Bella Cup.

– podkreślił Jarosław Kuzel, członek zarządu TZMO SA, sponsora generalnego turnieju.

Bella’s main goal, our beautiful women’s health, comes down to three points. We get involved with pro-health programs for women. An active lifestyle, in which we encourage to run, exercise and take care of the proper physical form. Third point focuses on sport events. Bella Cup tournament is a very important part of that program. – we heard from Jarosław Kuzel, board member of the TZMO SA, tournament’s general sponsor.

I am constantly amazed by what is happening in Toruń. It is one of my favourite places. It is very important, that this tournament is organized in such incredible conditions. All the players will surely appreciate it. It make it the most important women’s tennis event in Poland

– said PTA’s Rafał Chrzanowski.

24th International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2018 will begin on 24 June. After two days of the qualification games, the main tournament will open on 26 June. Grand final is scheduled for 1 July. Free admission to the courts.

Invitation to Bella Cup 2018

30 maja, 2018

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Bella Cup 2018 tournament getting closer

19 maja, 2018

 

We are just few steps away from the 24th International Women Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2018.

It is going to be a beautiful time in June and July on the tennis courts in Toruń. Players from all over the world will join us to compete in this breath-taking surrounding for ranking points and amazing money prices in the oldest tennis tournament for women in Poland.

Bella Cup 2018 will begin on 24 June with two days of prelamination tournament. First games of the main tournament will take place on 26 June and we will finish with the grand finale on Sunday, 1st July. The total price money for this year’s competition is 25.000 USD + hospitality.

We are in the middle of the application period. Three weeks are left for the players to decide before the entry deadline on 7 June. Organizers are hoping for great Polish players to apply as well, just as they did in previous editions of the tournament.

Last year’s Bella Cup tournament winner was Chantal Skamlova representing Slovakia. Best Polish contestants were Maja Chwalińska and Magdalena Fręch, who both reached the quarterfinals.

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Following previous years, again we will see the Toruńskie Zakłady Materiałów Opatrunkowych S.A. as the general sponsor of the Bella Cup 2018 tournament.

Chantal Skamlova is this year’s tournament champion

2 lipca, 2017

 

Slovakian player triumphed in the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup.

In the singles finale, Chantal Skamlova from Slovakia faced Miriam Kolodziejova from Czech Republic. In the first set, won by Skamlova 6:2, it was clear, that the Czech contestant was not in her best shape. It was surely caused by very demanding games on Saturday, when they both played in singles quarterfinals and semi-finals. Kolodziejova also took part in the doubles final match.

In the second set, Kolodziejova has shown her stronger side and won, loosing only two points. Slovakian representative gave away only three games in the final, deciding set and became the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017 Champion.

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Chantal Skamlova (Slovakia) – Miriam Kolodziejova (Czech Republic) 6:2, 4:6, 6:3.

– It is the biggest success in my career so far. I am extremely happy about winning such amazingly organized tournament.

– summed up Chantal Skamlova.

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The last Saturday

1 lipca, 2017

 

On the fifth day of the International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017, we had to say goodbye to Maja Chwalińska and Magdalena Fręch. They have both lost their quarterfinals. Doubles tournament favourites triumped in the finale.

At 9 am, all quarterfinal games started on four different courts, They were moved to Saturday due to heavy rain yesterday.

Tournament’s wild card, Maja Chwalińska, played against Chantal Skamlova from Slovakia for the place in the semi-finals. For Chwalińska, it was a game of lost chances. In the first set, she lost two break points and managed to win only one game in the second set. Chwalińska has lost 4:6, 1:6 and left the tournament.

At the same time, fighting for a space on the semi-final, Magdalena Fręch [4] has begun the match against Australian Priscilla Hon very strong, winning the first set 6:4. With the exact same result, Hon defeated her in the second set. In the deciding, extremely emotional set, after defending two Hon’s match games, Fręch ultimately lost the match 6:4, 4:6, 4:6.

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Vera Lapko from Belarus, tournament’s [3], did not qualify to the semi-final either. Last year’s Australian Open Junior tournament winner surprisingly lost 5:7, 5:7 with Czech Republic representative – Miriam Kolodziejova. Forth player qualified to the semi-final is Lenka Jurikova from Slovakia. After defeating tournament’s [1] Sofia Shapatova earlier in the competition, this time she has won 6:2, 6:3 with Sara Sekulic from Germany.
 
In the singles final game, we will see Miriam Kolodziejova and Chantal Skamlova. Czech Republic representative surprisingly easily defeated Lenka Jurikowa 6:3, 6:1 and the Slovakian player, Skamlova, has won a very demanding match against Australian Priscilla Hon 4:6, 6;1, 6:3.
Saturday’s last match on the main court was the third tournament’s performance of Miriam Kolodziejova. Paired up with Jesica Maleckova, in the doubles finale they faced the highest seeded team – Vera Lapko from Belarus and Anna Morgina from Russia. Favourites did not let us down and despite the heavy rain, they finished winning with the Chech team 6:2, 6:3.

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Singles finale of the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017 will begin at 10:00 on Sudany.

Outdoor and indoor

1 lipca, 2017

 

Friday’s matches of 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup 2017 began after the 3 PM. The reason for the delay was the rain.

The last two matches of the second round were played on the central court. To the quarter-finals were promoted: Slovakian Lenka Jurikov’s, who had previously eliminated the tournament number one, Sofia Shapatava and Sarah Rebecca Sekulic from Germany.

Quarter-finals with Poles, Magdalena Fręch and Maja Chwalińska, as well as semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday.

In the hall of the tennis center of the Toruń’s MOSiR, the last quarterfinal of the doubles draw was played. Polish couple Maja Chwalińska / Anna Hertel competed with Czechs, Miriam Kolodziejova and Jesica Maleckova. Polish team in the “super tie-break” had a match ball, but in the end, the Czechs triumphed 6: 3, 2: 6, 14:12.

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The semi-finals were played almost simultaneously, as one pair decided to play in the hall and the other on the central court.
Under the roof, Vera Lapko (Belarus) and Anna Morgina (Russia) beat 6: 3, 6: 4 Ksenia Palkina (Kyrgyzstan) and Sofia Shapatava (Georgia). Miriam Kolodziejova and Jesika Maleckova from the Czech Republic turned out better in the central court. They beat the Naiktha Bains (Australia) / Jessica Wacnik (USA) 6: 1, 6: 1.
 
The final doubles game match will be held on Saturday. Sunday is the finale of the single.

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Three Polish players still in the game!

29 czerwca, 2017

 

First round of the 23rd International Women’s Tennis Tournament Bella Cup behind us. On Tuesday, Magdalena Fręch qualified for the second round.

In the first round, Fręch faced Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan. It was their fourth time playing against each other. Winning that match in Bella Cup was the third time Fręch triumphed over Amanmuradova. Even though the result 6:3, 6:1 does not show it, winning in that game did not come easy.

Magdalena Fręch joined two other Polish representatives, who qualified for the second round after their games on Monday. Those were Maja Chwalińska and Daria Kuczer.

Anna Hertel and Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik were not able to follow their steps. Under 18 and under 16 Polish champions placed in the Bella Cup tournament with wild cards. Both left the singles tournament after two sets. Anna Hertel lost with Australian Naikitha Bains 0:6, 2:6. Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik was defeated 3:6, 1:6 by Sara Rebecca Sekulic from Germany.

After the first round of Bella Cup 2017, half of the seeded players left the competition, including number one – Sofia Shapatava (Georgia) and number two – Julia Glushko (Israel). Magdalena Fręch, tournament’s number four, is now the only seeded player in her half of the draw. In the second round, she will face Jessica Wacnik, who has got polish roots and speaks Polish very well. Her mother is Polish and a former tennis player.

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Paulina Czarnik and Daria Kuczer triumphed in the doubles game of two Polish teams. They defeated Weronika Falkowska and Paulina Jastrzębska 7:5, 4:6, 10:5.
 
Maja Chwalińska and Anna Hertel in just over an hour won over Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan and Veronika Kapshay from Ukraine 6:2, 6:3. Doubles quarterfinals will take place on Thursday.

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