Barcelona Ladies Open will be the start of Europeans Red Clay Court season. It will be held at Municipal Tennis Center in Vall d’ Hebron outdoors from Saturday 4/07 until Sunday 4/15 (three qualification rounds from Saturday until Monday).
The tournament which starts as an ITF 10K challenger event in 2003 (Runner Up: former WTA# 1 & French Open 2008 Champion Ana Ivanović), is part of WTA Tour since 2007. The tournament was a Tier IV event for the first two years and is categorized on International level since 2009. Roberta Vinci played in all previous three Singles finals and won the tournament in 2009 & 2011 (in 2010 she lost to Francesca Schiavone in straight sets).
Top Tier Seeds
[1, WC]Francesca Schiavone (ITA) - Champion 2010
Julia Görges (GER)
Dominika Cibulková (SVK)
Roberta Vinci (ITA) – Defending Champion
Low Tier Seeds
[5, WC]Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
Petra Cetkovská (CZE)
Sara Errani (ITA)
Polona Hercog (SLO)
Next on List
Alt 1 Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
Alt 2 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Alt 3 Klára Zakopalová (CZE)
Alt 4 Simona Halep (ROU)
Alt 5 Sorana Cîrstea (ROU)
Last edited by Tennis Observer; Apr 6th, 2012 at 04:22 AM.
Reason: [WC] for Francesca Schiavone
Re: Seeds of 220K Barcelona Ladies Open ([WC]s not awarded yet)
I'm just freaking curious if Cibulkova learned anything from his loss against Azarenka. Hope she'll capitalise on her form and win this tourney. If not her, then Goerges. It'd be a shame if none of them take the trophey.