In the season 2016 the tournament EMPIRE Slovak Open held in May in Slovakia (town of Trnava, TC EMPIRE club) will be the biggest women‘s tennis event which has been proud of the name International Women‘s Tennis Championship of Slovakia since 2013.
EMPIRE Slovak Open 2016 will take place from 7th to 15th May
Danka Kovinić wins the title in Trnava
Danka Kovinić beat Russian Margarita Gasparyan in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015 in Trnava on Sunday to lift her first trophy of the season.
Strong wind made it difficult for both players. Gasparyan had better start into the game, but she failed to finish off the first set, despite quickly taking the lead 2-0 and being 5-3 games up serving for the set. Montenegrin player needed time to adapt to the conditions and she managed to grab the first set with a four games winning streak.
Allertova lost, Kovinic and Gasparyan are fighting for the title
EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015 tournament is still expecting the singles final. On the clay tournament in Trnava, Margarita Gasparyan advanced into finals and won against Denisa Allertova (22) after the result 7-5, 6-2. The Monte Negro player Danka Kovinic (20) managed to beat the Latvian junior player Jelena Ostapenko (17) with the final result 6-2, 2-6, 4-6.
Mihalikova and Schmiedlova out of the tournament, Allertova in semifinals
The Slovak players had not managed to advance into the doubles finals at the clay tournament EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015 in Trnava. The junior players Tereza Mihalikova (16) and Kristina Schmiedlova (17) had not managed to beat the serbo-croatian pair Krunic/ Martic and lost 2-6, 6-7(2). In the quarter finals, Denisa Allertova (22) was able to beat the second seeded Serbian Aleksandra Krunic (22) with the results 6-3, 6-1.
Smitkova, Allertova in the quarterfinals in Trnava
At the clay tournament in Trnava, EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015, all the Slovaks are already out of singles. This is also due to the Czech player Denisa Allertova (22), who had beaten the 18-year-old Rebecca Sramkova after the match resulting in 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. During the first duel of the day, at the centre, Tereza Smitkova has also succeeded and advanced into the quarterfinals.
Smitkova, who is No. 1 seeded in Trnava and also the major favorite for a title, managed to beat the Ukraininan Beygelzimer 6:2, 4:6, 6:1.
The Slovaks were not successful, the Czechs were
At the clay tournament EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015, Czech Klara Koukalova (33) lost the first match of the day. But after that, the Czech players did not stop winning the matches. Tereza Smitkova (20) managed to beat the promising talent of the Slovakia, Jana Cepelova (20) and Barbora Krejcikova (19) beat the Slovak Kristina Schmiedlova (17).
The greatest surprise of the one hundred thousands EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015 tournament was Danka Kovinic from Monte Negro. She managed to beat the experienced Koukalova 6-1, 6-4.
Sramkova is in the second round, Mihalikova lost
On Tuesday, the first round of the singles of the clay tournament ITF EMPIRE Slovak Open with one hundred thousand dollars prize money has finally started at the full speed. During the seven Tuesday's matches of the singles, a Slovak player has made an amazing surprise. 18-year-old Rebecca Sramkova beat the Russian Evgeniya Rodina, the 90th player of the world, in two sets 6-4, 6-3. On the contrary, only 16-year-old Mihalikova lost to the Croatian Petra Martic 4-6, 4-6 on the centre court.
Shahar Peer already in Trnava: Israeli with a Slovak passport
Shahar Peer (28) from Israel is a player who was previously almost a member of the top ten WTA rankings. Although she was recently struggling on the court, she is still optimistic and she tries to improve her game with her new coach. It may surprise you, or maybe not, but for seven years she has been travelling around the world with a Slovak passport. She has it because her grandparents from the mother's side are originally from Slovakia. Peer revealed us more about her and her family for the bulletin of the EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015 tournament.
Tournament Director Speach
Dear friends of tennis,
I'm really glad that we, me and my colleagues in the EMPIRE Tennis Centre, can offer already the 7th edition of the International Women's Championship EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015 to Trnavian and Slovak fans
Klara Koukalova: I want to come back to the top 40
An experienced Czech representative Klara Koukalova (33) is appearing at the tournament in Trnava for the first time in her career. At the EMPIRE Slovak Open 2015, the winner of the 3 WTA events in singles, would like to stop the ranking drop that has emerged during the recent weeks.