The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) today
announced that the WTA Board of Directors has approved a new grass
court International event in Mallorca, Spain starting in 2016.
The 32-player main draw International event will be staged by
management GmbH at a multi-purpose-built facility, sports complex in
Mallorca, Spain. In 2016, Mallorca will join Birmingham in the
second week of the three-week swing, resulting in five WTA grass
court events in the lead-up to The Championships, Wimbledon.
An experienced sports and events promoter in Germany,
e|motion currently manages the ATP 250 event in Stuttgart, including
when the event becomes a
grass court tournament in Stuttgart beginning in 2015.
The sports complex in Mallorca will feature five permanent natural
grass courts and world class facilities, including a retail
development and a tennis academy. The construction and maintenance
of the grass courts will be done in collaboration with
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which has been a prime supporter
in the project.