The big picture of the IV International Women's Tennis Tournament Sol Gironès Open Catalunya Ciutat de la Bisbal starts today with the duel between Ivana Jorovic (99 of the world) and Renata Zarazúa (279 and winner of the first edition of the event) as one of the strong dishes It will also be the premiere of a revolutionary electronic arbitration system dubbed Foxtenn for the first time in a ground competition, an improved hawk eye that was already tested on Sunday and that, according to the president of CT Bisbal, Xavier Ponsatí, "has a percentage of error of 0%" when deciding whether the controversial balls have entered.
The Bisbal tournament consolidates itself as a benchmark in Catalonia and as the second most important in Spain. He also makes the jump to the $ 60,000 category in more hospitality awards and will bring together participants in the ATP ranking between 70 and 200 in the world. Two tennis players from Girona will compete, Aliona Bolsova and Paula Badosa, who will play today in doubles and tomorrow will be debuted in the individual box.
The previous one was disputed yesterday, which put the last six tickets for the big box of 32 players at stake. The classified players are: Naiktha Bains, Rosa Vicens Mas, Dalma Galfi, Mirjam Bjorklund, Francesca Jones and Marta Kostyuk, Ukrainian player of only 16 years and future promise of world tennis.
The two Catalans competing yesterday, Guiomar Maristany and Ester Lopez, lost their matches in the first round against Swedish Mirjam Bjorklund and Russian Barbara Gracheva by 3/6 6/0 (10-8) and 6/1 6/1 respectively. The player from Begur Paula Badosa and the Alumna Bolsova palafrugellenca debut tomorrow. The young Empordà players are also heads of series 6 and 8, and the two Catalans with the best rankings of the WTA. Badosa will play today the first round of doubles along with Serbian Olga Danilovic. The other two Catalans in the box, Eva Guerrero and Clàudia Hoste, also begin tomorrow.
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