Tennis Tournaments: Nice Open Tournament and Internazionali BNL d’Italia

Nice Open Tennis

Nice Open Tournament
This tournament was known by the name Phillips Open until 1995 when its name was changed to nice open tournament. Each year the tournament is held in Nice, France and all the professional tennis players of the world take part in it and perform their best. The prize for the winner is €450,000 in this tournament tennis is played in clay courts.  Before France the tournament was played in Austria and then in 2009 it was France that was made the host for this tournament. The game is held usually in May of the year a week before tennis tournament French Open starts. The champion of Nice open tournament is Richard Gasquet who belongs to France. This tournament was not held between the years 1996 -2009.

The list of previous Men Champions is as follows:

Juan Aguilera

Martín Jaite (Twice)

Gabriel Markus

Marc-Kevin Goellner

Alberto Berasategui

Marc Rosset

Richard Gasquet

Nicolás Almagro

Internazionali BNL d’Italia

This tennis tournament is held in Rome Italy, and is considered the most prestigious event after French open.  The game is played in a red clay court. It was first held in Milan and now each year it is held in Rome Italy. The prize for the ATP tour winner is €2,227,500 and for the WTA tour winner is US$2,000,000. For the first time this tournament was held in 1930 in Milan and it stayed there until 1934 and a long break was taken from 1936 to 1949 during which this tournament or event was not held. The highest number of wins is led by Rafeal Nadal and from the women side most of the tournaments were won by Chris Evert. Internazionali BNL D’ italia is its sponsored name whereas the actual name is Italian open.

The list of previous men champions is as follows:

Thomas Muster (Four Times)

Emilio Sánchez

Jim Courier (Twice)

Pete Sampras

Àlex Corretja

Marcelo Ríos

Gustavo Kuerten

Magnus Norman

Juan Carlos Ferrero

Andre Agassi

Félix Mantilla

Carlos Moyà

Rafael Nadal (Five Times)

Novak Djokovic (Twice)

The list of previous women Champions is as follows:

Monica Seles (Twice)

Gabriela Sabatini (Twice)

Conchita Martínez(Four Times)

Mary Pierce

Martina Hingis

Venus Williams

Jelena Dokić

Serena Williams

Kim Clijsters

Amélie Mauresmo (Twice)

Martina Hingis

Jelena Janković

Serbia Jelena Janković

Dinara Safina

María José Martínez Sánchez

Maria Sharapova

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