Romanian No. 1 Simona Halep will lead the charge of top competitors in the inaugural Bucharest Open. The draw will include Roberta Vinci, Klara Koukalova, Karin Knapp and Annika Beck.
“We are very happy to be able to bring together in Bucharest the greatest names of worldwide women’s tennis,” said George Cosac, President of the Romanian Tennis Federation, which organized the tournament. “This is the first time the federation is running a WTA tournament in Romania and we are very proud that the list of players includes great names of Romanian tennis, such as Simona Halep. We will witness a top-quality sports show and we are convinced the Romanian audience will enjoy a memorable experience.”
The world No. 3, who is coming off a French Open final and a Wimbledon semi-final, is currently sitting at No.2 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard.
“I have played so many times in important tournaments outside the country and I’ve always wanted to be able to play a WTA tournament organized in my home country,” Halep said. “I am happy I now have this opportunity.”
The Bucharest Open takes place between July 7-13 on the red clay of the Arenele BNR in Bucharest, Romania.