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Bulgaria succeeded, took the tournament of champions 

Bulgaria succeeded, took the tournament of champions


Bulgaria will host one of the biggest competitions in the world women's tennis - tournament champion WTA - in the next three years. Candidature of Bulgaria won the election to host the event in greater competition at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Women's Tennis Association, held in London during the "Wimbledon."

Our project was well prepared and very argumentative, from London said federation president Stefan Tsvetkov. Additional trumps were good image of BFT and contacts in the world tennis elite, supported by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, demonstrated in his meetings with leading figures from international tennis bodies in recent years and the support of our sports ministry.

Tournament of champions on the WTA in 2012 will be held from October 31 to November 4 in the new multipurpose sports hall "Arena Sofia." The competition, called "Little Masters" are eligible for eight players - six won the tournament in the year of the association according to their classification in the world rankings and two "wild card". This will be the biggest event in the history of Bulgarian tennis.

The tournament was established by the WTA in 2009 and its first three editions are in Bali, Indonesia. Last year was champion Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) and the first edition title

Reza won Arava (France). Among the participants can see the names and Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) Na Li (China) Samantha Stosur (Australia), Marion Bartoli (France), Alisa Kleybanova (Russia), Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) Shahar Peer (Israel) and so N.

"This tournament is an incredible Optionalozhnost for Bulgaria. It affects all of world's biggest media and will have a positive effect on the image of the capital city and our country. For Bulgarian sports enthusiasts will also be a unique chance to watch live some of the biggest stars of world tennis. Best of all, that fought at least one Bulgarian woman can participate in "wild card", said Stefan Tsvetkov.

"Our application would not succeed if it was not the decisive role of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who expressed strong support to organize such a competition in
meetings in Sofia with President of the European Tennis Association Jack Dupree and the International Federation Francesco Ricci Genesis. Without building new hall did this tournament could not happen, "added the president of BFT.

"This is an amazing achievement for Bulgaria and the Bulgarian tennis as a whole. Izklyuchitleno happy. I will do everything possible to please the home crowd of the tournament in Sofia, "so our first rocket in women commented news Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria for hosting the Tournament of Champions.

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