Tennis Tournaments: Mercedes Cup, UNICEF Open and Swedish Open

by on December 29, 2012
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Mercedes Tennis Cup

Tennis Tournaments: Mercedes Cup
The Mercedes Cup is held in Germany. It’s a part of ATP World Tour 250 series, played on clay court. It has been played since 1916. The tournament is famous because number of top tennis legends have played in the tournament. Between 1970 and 1989, it was a part of Grand Prix Tennis circuit. The winner of the tournament gets a Mercedes car in addition to 450,000 pounds in prize money. Although many players have had amazing performances during the course of this tournament, Thomas Muster from Australia has been the most famous one. He won two titles in a row in 1995 and 1996.
Tennis Tournaments: Unicef Open
UNICEF Open is sponsored by UNICEF as a part of its initiative to make life better for struggling and deprived children. The tournament is held in Netherlands each year and is a part of WTA and ATP tour. It is played on grass and the prize money is $398,250. However, the tournament offers smaller prize for women which is $220,000.
Tennis Tournaments: Swedish Open
Swedish Open is held every year in Sweden. It is a part of ATP World Tour. The tournament started back in 1948. Famous players in its history include Eric Surgess, Llie Nastase, Mats Wilander, and Bjorn Borg. Eric Won three consecutive titles in its first three years. It was also a women’s tournament until the sale of Nordea Nordic Light Open. When the sale happened, the women’s games were moved to Bastad, where Collector Swedish Open Women have introduced a tournament of their own. The prize money for Swedish Open is $450,000.