“Guadalajara is already the capital of the world’s best tennis,” says the organization of the WTA GDL Open 500.


Gustavo Santoscoy, father and son, celebrates that the Jalisco capital will complete all the levels established by the governing body of the white sport.

This Wednesday, in Guadalajara, the WTA GDL Open 500 was presented, to be held from September 9 to 15 of this year, where the Jalisco tournament will complete the cycle of levels established by the governing body of women’s tennis in the five years it has been held, something that, according to Gustavo Santoscoy, father and son, turns the Tapatía city into the new capital of the world’s best tennis.

“Of course, Guadalajara is already the world’s tennis capital. No tournament in the country has managed to host all WTA levels. It has already been 150, 250, The Finals, and a thousand,” said Gustavo Santoscoy Sr., the competition’s titular director.

In the same vein, Gustavo Santoscoy Jr. assured that “Mexico is already a benchmark for women’s tennis in the world, it is already a tennis capital.”

Currently, the country has five WTA tournaments, in addition to Acapulco and the Mexico City Open 125.

Moreover, they assure that the reduction in level and the movement in the tennis calendar will not detract from the tournament’s appeal to the public, as they expect the best players, revealing that there are clauses that prevent them from canceling their participation in the tournament.

“People can expect an event with the best tennis players in the world. We already have the current champion of the tournament and Mexico’s favorite tennis player, María Sákkari. The commercial part of the tournament is going to be better and having a tournament with better matches from day one, that is achieved with a reduced draw and better tennis players,” pointed out Santoscoy García.

Source: El Universal