J&T Banka Prague Open is the biggest tennis tournament in the Czech Republic. Currently, the tournament has a WTA status and prize money of $ 250,000. The 2019 tournament will be played between April 29 and May 4, 2019. The singles qualification starts on Saturday, April 27th. Matches start each day at 11:00.
Matches are played on the outside clay courts of the Sparta Prague tennis complex, which has three main match courts: the central court (2500 seat capacity), court number 1 (650 seat capacity) and court number 2 (200 seat capacity).
Entrance is free throughout the whole tournament, though tickets must be purchased for the final singles match, which will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 11:00. Tickets for the final go on sale on March 27, at 12:00 and fans can buy them on Ticketportal.cz. Ticket prices will be 200 or 300 CZK, depending on the chosen category.
Tournament visitors will be transported to the complex by a shuttle bus service from the Nádraží Holešovice metro station. The bus will take you from the station to the J&T Banka Prague Open every 15 minutes. The first bus will leave one hour before the start of the day's program, whilst the last bus will depart the area and head back to Nádraží Holešovice station half an hour after the end of the last match. If the capacity of the complex is filled, the bus will not bring any more fans to the complex.
Parking on the premises is not possible during the tournament.
Czech women’s tennis will be represented at the J&T Banka Prague Open by its players – Kateřina Siniaková, Barbora Strýcová and Karolína Muchová are all expected to play in Prague. In addition to that, the tournament will have a special touch for Czech fans - Lucie Šafářová will be featuring in singles and doubles for the last time, as she says goodbye to her amazing career at the end of the tournament here in Prague.Entry list for 2019 J&T Banka Prague Open (26. 4. 2019)
|Anna Karolína Schmiedlová||SVK||105|
The main round of singles will consist of 32 players. In addition to the 24 tennis players above, Karolína Muchová (CZE) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) will also be playing (after receiving a wild card for the tournament). 4 players from the qualification will go through to the main round, with another 2 player who will receive wild cards. 3 luckey loosers from qualification can also play after withdrawal of Karolína Plíšková and two other players.
Photo: Pavel Lebeda (sport-pics.cz)