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May 10th, 2010, 03:48 PM

Last Prague Open scheduled for July

PRAGUE -- The Prague Open will not return to the WTA Tour schedule after this year's edition because of financial problems.
Tournament director Vladislav Savrda said Wednesday that organizers lost its major financial partner and will not be able to organize the event on clay at the Stvanice stadium.
Savrda said he has been negotiating the sale of the tournament with the WTA board of directors. Financial details were not given.
The last Prague Open is scheduled for July 12-18.
The WTA tour returned to the Czech capital after seven years in 2005, with Dinara Safina (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/players/profile?playerId=246) of Russia winning the first edition. Sybille Bammer (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/players/profile?playerId=188) of Austria won last year.

May 10th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Could be similar to Warsaw (previously Sopot). Once the money arrive, tournament will rise from the dead...

jimbo mack
May 11th, 2010, 06:52 PM
prague will be back again...

May 12th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Ágnes Szávay has committed to this last edition of Prague :bounce:.

May 17th, 2010, 01:04 PM
oh, so this is the last year and my second year I'm gonna visit the tournament :awww:

May 18th, 2010, 12:53 AM
prague will be back again...

I hope so. Prague is too great and special a city not to have it's own WTA tournament. :sad:

May 22nd, 2010, 02:23 PM
it is so sad!! :sad:
i really like this tournament.

Jun 16th, 2010, 09:13 PM
I hope it doesn't disappear

Yellow Moon
Jul 14th, 2010, 09:13 PM
was my favorite :tears::