Maria Scari, will be the star of Parma – WTA
The clay courts of Parma Tennis Club are preparing to host two major events. It will start with the Parma Ladies Open presented by Iren, the WTA 250 event to be held from Saturday 24 September to Saturday 1 October; The following week will be Iren’s Parma Challenger, the ATP Challenger 125 Championship that will take place from Sunday 2nd to Sunday 9th October. After the success of 2021, the Emilian City seized another great opportunity by contributing to tournaments co-organised by MEF Tennis Events and TC Parma. Local authorities intervened during the show. Specifically: Mayor of Parma Michele Guerra, Deputy Mayor in charge of Tourism Lorenzo Lavagueto, Sports Adviser of the Municipality of Parma Marco Bossi, President of TC Parma Giampiero Alinovi, President of MEF Tennis Events and Tournament Director Marcello Marchesini, Vice President of FIT Emilia-Romagna Roberto Vitale and Vice President of FIT Emilia-Romagna Roberto Vitale Coni Emilia-Romagna Vittorio Andrea Vaccaro. During the conference, wild cards were also presented in the main draw of the Parma Women’s Open, above all the name of Maria Sakkari, number 6 in the world.
Sakkari Stella del Tornio – Thanks to the wild card received by the organization, Greek Maria Sakkari will be at the start of the WTA 250 in Parma and will be the number one seed. The tennis player from Athens, currently ranked No. 6 in the WTA – with a best ranking of No. 3 reached this season – will have the opportunity to search for her second Grand Prix title. The semi-finalist of the four slams at Roland Garros and the 2021 US Open, with his participation, will give Scary more prestige for the Emily Championship. The other two base cards of the main draw, decided by the Italian Tennis Federation, were assigned to Elisabetta Coccarito and Matildi Paoletti. After a long hiatus this year, Cocciaretto has quickly returned to the top 100 in the world and with just 21 years on her ID, she is one of the most intriguing prospects in Italian tennis. Nineteen-year-old Matilde Pauletti has also been on the crest of the wave lately, returning from the semi-finals at WTA 125 in Bari, the most famous result of her career. Paoletti, a tall player with a strong tennis player, this year reached the first major draw of a tournament on the main circuit in Palermo where she competed, and in Parma she will have an unprecedented opportunity to start immediately from the main draw. Other athletes on the starting line include Martina Trevisan, Jasmine Paolini, Lucia Bronzetti, Alize Cornet and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens.
Parma Challenger, four of the top 100 at the start Parma will be the heart of tennis in Italy for two weeks and Challenger Parma promises to be amazing. An event in the ATP Challenger 125 class, the tournament features four of the top 100 starting players, Argentine Pedro Cachin will lead the draw, followed by Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena, compatriot Thomas Martin Echeveri and Serbian Dusan Lajovic. The first Italian in the standings will be Umbrian Francesco Passaro, but in the beginning there will also be the semi-finals of the 2018 Roland Garros Marco Cecchinato. The blue band was enriched with Flavio Cobolli, Gianluca Mager, Franco Agamenone, Andrea Pellegrino, Riccardo Bonadio and Giulio Zeppieri; The latter recently managed to lead Carlos Alcaraz to the third set in the ATP 250 semi-finals in Umag. The Parma Challenger will also count on the participation of Benoit Paire, the former world number 18, known as one of the most talented and superior players on the Tour.
Captain Garbin: ‘An important action hero’ The first blue wild cards to be announced in the main draw are Elisabetta Cocciareto and Matilda Paoletti, two girls in whom tennis we have so much faith in. The same sentiment is shared by Tathiana Garbin, captain of the Billie Jean King National Cup team: “Cocciaretto is our most talented 2001 and has been called up several times for the national team and has also played in difficult situations, proving that he is capable of playing at the highest levels. General Matilde 2003 He is a player with great qualities. She trains at the National Technical Center with Al Ittihad and she is another girl who will wear the blue shirt in the future.” Parma Italy is giving another 250 WTAs in the 2022 season which is a valuable opportunity for the entire movement, Garbin points out: “High level tournaments are very important to us and the girls. At the male level, many local competitors have contributed to the growth. So this week will be Important for the Italians who will have a chance in the big ring.On the organizational level I expect a good event, this city already hosted Serena Williams last year.Then Marcello Marchesini is a friend and above all a tennis fan who is very close to the Italian players and also in Tenerife in general The past did a great job.”
Words from Mayor Guerra and Chancellor Bosi – The meeting opened with the words of Michele Guerra, Mayor of Parma: “This project finds us committed to the belief that sport is the most powerful social network on which our city can build in the years to come. We want to continue to invest in both popular sports, but also in events, because great examples of professional sport are role models for young people.” Marco Bossi, sports advisor, also spoke for the Parma municipality, which helped organize the two tournaments: “The Parma Women’s Open represents And Parma Challenger is a double opportunity for our city.The first is the socialization and physical education of our young people, who by looking at the champions choose to play a sport that is currently steadily growing in Italy.The second is the promotion of the territory, which is made possible thanks to the extraordinary media coverage and tourism generated by these events.After a general success 2021, the ‘Parma Brand’ returns to establish itself on the national and international scene also through the sports and communication channels it offers, addressing an audience of millions of fans all over the world.We are pleased that this year the audience can enjoy the show live and not just on TV, Which helps make these weeks a sports party for the whole city.”