The biggest tennis tournament in the Czech Republic, the J&T Banka Prague Open, will take place between the 25th of April and the 2nd of May this year with the main phase of the tournament due to start on Monday the 27th of April. The tennis courts of the Sparta Prague Tennis Complex will be the location of the WTA International tournament that falls under the WTA brand for the sixth time. The brand’s funding for this year’s tournament will be 275 thousand dollars, compared to last year’s 250 thousand.
There will be a slight change to qualification this year – qualification, which will take place on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of April, will only feature 24 players, not 32 as in previous years. The main phase of the tournament will however retain its number of participants – 32 players will feature in singles and 16 pairs will feature in doubles as before.
Swiss player Jil Teichmann was crowned singles champion last year after beating Karolína Muchová in an intense final, whilst Russian-Slovak pair Kalinskaya, Kužmová claimed the doubles crown. Meanwhile, Czech player Květa Peschke made her third doubles finals appearance in a row.
The tournament in Rabat will be played simultaneously with the J&T Banka Prague Open.