The BBVA Open Internacional Valencia Tournament, led by Anabel Medina and Tennium, will bring the best women’s tennis to the Turia capital, which from June 4 to 12, 2022 will host at the Sporting Tennis Club a trophy with prizes of up to $115,000 for its participants, becoming the first WTA125 tournament in the history of the Valencian Community and one of the few that are celebrated in Spanish territory. This new synergy, together with the support as BBVA’s main sponsor, certifies the intention already presented in the 2021 edition to grow continuously but sustainably and to be able to bring together some of the best players on the international circuit in the Turia capital.
In the official presentation of the event, the organizers and promoters were supported by the Regional Secretary for Culture and Sport, Raquel Tamarit, the General Director of Sport of the Generalitat Valenciana, Josep Miquel Moyàthe deputy for sports Andrés Campos, the managing director of the Municipal Sports Foundation, Borja Santamaría, the Eastern territorial director of BBVA, David Conde, the president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Miguel Díazthe president of the Valencian Tennis Federation, Antonio Martínez Cascales, the director of the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, Juan Miguel Gómez and the president of the Sporting Tennis Club, Miguel Selvi.
The host Miguel Selvi began the speeches, who pointed out that after the 2021 edition “more than 90% of the members of the Sporting Club de Tenis expressed their intention to continue enjoying an event of these characteristics”. After him, Anabel Medina and Joaquín Ríos explained as promoters the importance “of only 75 cities around the world holding a WTA tournamentbut also the fact that the role of women is valued with the evidence of having been able to take steps more quickly than we expected”.
David Conde, BBVA’s East Territorial Director, recalled that “we believed from the first minute that this project would transcend the merely sporting and its track record proves it. Without going any furtherlast year it became the first tournament to offset its carbon footprint“. He concluded by adding that “we feel very proud of a project that has given opportunities to players, whom we have seen grow and consolidate, which has made Valencia a benchmark in women’s tennis and that, without a doubt, has a promising future”.
play at home
A similar allusion was made by Juan Miguel Gómez, who welcomed “the fact that coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation with the clear evolution of a trophy that represents what we have sought since our birth”. The president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation He recalled “how these opportunities offer Spanish players the ability to fight for points and play at home, with all the benefits that this entails”.
The institutional representation began with Borja Santamaría emphasizing the philosophy shared “by the Municipal Sports Foundation and the BBVA International Open of Valencia, of promoting sport, even beyond competition”. Andrés Campos recalled that above sporting considerations “Both the Provincial Council and the tournament share the same values, which is the fundamental objective that demonstrates the reason for the institutional support”. The actor Raquel Tamarit would close, who wanted to remember “that there is still a long way to go in the presence of women in all areas, although the increase is evident and this is a great example.” Tickets for the event can begin to be purchased almost immediatelysince they will be available for purchase from 12 noon on Tuesday, April 5 through the Web.
The BBVA International Open in Valencia will once again have the support of public institutions such as the Valencia City Council, Generalitat Valenciana and the Valencia Provincial Council, together with private entities such as the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, Volvo, RFETDacsa, Melt Group, Global Omnium, Abenet Soluciones, Climate Trade or Vegamar, among others