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A grand celebration of women’s tennis will begin in just a few days, the only WTA 250 BNP Paribas Warsaw Open tournament in Poland. Its organisers talked about the details of the event at a press conference.

The main tournament will feature 32 players and 16 pairs of doubles and will be preceded by traditional eliminations starting on Sunday, July 23. According to the plan, Iga Świątek will play the 1st round match on Tuesday, July 25, at 5:30 PM on the central court. The leader of the world ranking is going to be the tournament’s main favourite, but the fans will undoubtedly pay attention to, among others, Karolína Muchova (WTA 18). A rematch for this year’s Roland Garros final, in which Iga defeated Karolína after a fascinating battle, may occur in Warsaw.

The last organisational touches remain. The courts are ready for the matches, the players are training, and, as far as I know, the opinions on the new surface are positive. The facility looks completely different, and it is a positive change. The highest standards were maintained during the work. We are ready to play, and we are counting on good weather – Tomasz Świątek, the Organizer of the BNP Paribas Warsaw Open, said.

In Warsaw, we will see the world’s leading tennis players, including a galaxy of players from the Czech Republic. Among them will be the tournament’s wild card, 17-year-old Nikola Bartůňková, this year’s finalist of the junior Wimbledon and a rising star in the world of tennis.

I think she is a future star of tennis courts worldwide. She proved that she can play tennis very well at Wimbledon. Despite her young age, she is doing well in the competition with senior players. This year, she won the ITF tournament in Santa Margherita and reached the semi-finals in Prague – Mariusz Fyrstenberg, the Director of BNP Paribas Warsaw Open, said.

However, the Wimbledon champion, Markéta Vondroušová, will not attend the tournament.

I am very sorry to disappoint my fans in Poland, but together with the team, we have decided to withdraw from the tournament in Warsaw. My body needs a little more time to recover after two intense weeks in London, and I also need to treat my ankle – Markéta Vondroušová said.

There will be plenty of opportunities to cheer players from Poland. In addition to Iga Świątek, Maja Chwalińska will play in the main tournament, and Weronika Ewald will play in the qualifying rounds. Weronika Falkowska and Katarzyna Piter entered the doubles competition.