The tournament director of the Brussels Open has revealed that the event will be folding after three years of events for the Women’s Tennis Association. Tournament officials, stated that it has become too expensive to stage in the city, particularly with the increasing demands from the WTA.
The tournament stated that “the current economic context and the ever-increasing investments to meet the demands of the WTA for the Premier label made it a difficult, near impossible task.”
The clay-court tennis tournament took place in the week before Roland Garros, and drew top players such Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Marion Bartoli over the years. The 2013 edition, which offered $250,000 in prize money, plagued with bad spring weather and poor crowds. It also lacked star-power with Kaia Kanepi of Estonia winning the title.