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Guadalajara will make history by hosting the eight best tennis players in the world

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The world’s gaze will be fixed on Zapopan and Guadalajara where the tennis tournament WTA Finals from November 10 to 17, 2021. There, the eight best players in the world will meet to make a display of skill and dexterity in the white sport.

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“We know that it is a great opportunity for Mexico. The event will be televised in 150 countries in 7 languages. It is all a event, because there had never been a such a big tournament in Latin America, in all the Tennis history”, Highlights Gustavo Santoscoy, director of the Akron WTA Finals Tournament.

The competence originally it would take place in the city China from Shenzhen, but had to change headquarters due to problems due to the health pandemic. For this reason, it was only in September 2021 that the news was released that Guadalajara it would stay like the tournament this year.

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“We practically had three months for this organization, something that would normally take a year. But before the opportunity we got to work at full speed”, Explains the interviewee.

Due to the magnitude of the event and quality of the competitors, a modular stadium with capacity for 7,500 people.

In the same way, the facilities of the tennis complex used in the 2011 Pan American Games. There, dining rooms were developed for the more than 800 people who will make up the staffas well as 450 WTA special guests, among which are personalities such as Martina Navrátilová and Chris Ever.

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Four were enabled training courts where it is expected to have the opportunity to see the best players in the world practicing. Several of them are scheduled to arrive seven days before the tennis tournament to acclimatize.

The participation of seven of the best ranked on the singles competition and five couples who will play the doubles.

A couple of days ago, the WTA confirmed the names of those who will be in Guadalajara as: Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Krejcikova, Iga Swiatek, Maria Sakkari and Garbiñe Muguruza.

All of them will face off in a Round-robin to fill with adrenaline and excitement the environment.

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According to Gustavo Santoscoy, both Zapopan and Guadalajara are ready to receive this international event.

“All public and private initiatives They are focused on it. We have never had a chance before Latin America, let alone in Mexico, to host a tennis tournament so big. Since it was created (the WTA Finals) only eight countries have had the opportunity to host. I believe that after this I know will mark the before and after of tennis in Latin America ”, he highlights.

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Santoscoy does not repair when commenting: “It is very important to emphasize it: we are not going to have a event of this size for years to come. Receive at best players in the world it will be difficult for it to happen again in Mexico”.

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