The 2013 Italian Open in Rome runs from the first day of qualifying on Friday 10 May through to the Singles Finals day on Sunday 19 May. Rome is one of the “BIG 14” major tournaments each year on both tours, because the men’s event is an ATP Tour Masters 1,000 category tournament and the women’s event is a WTA Premier FIVE category tournament.
The 70th edition of Rome is officially named the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, which means Italy’s International Championships and BNL are part of the BNP Paribas banking group. Rome is the capital of Italy plus it’s largest city and the fourth largest in the European Union.
OnCourt Advantage who runs tennis coaching, tennis training and tennis lessons in Singapore, would love to attend this tournament in Rome in Italy. If you are able to then you should go directly to the information on how to buy your official 2013 Italian Open in Rome tennis tickets by pasting: http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.com/Tickets/Buy-Tickets-Online1.aspx into your address bar then press enter.
I encourage you to “Follow” Rome on Twitter like I do, the official handle is @InteBNLdItalia and the official 2013 hashtag is #IBI13. Please “Like” the official Facebook page just as I do by pasting http://www.facebook.com/pages/Internazionali-BNL-dItalia/267627913872?ref=ts into your address bar then click “Like” once you are there.
Rome is being held at the Foro Italico site in Roma in Italy. The court surface is red clay courts and the stadium court seats 10,500 people. The prize money that will be awarded to the women’s and men’s singles champions is $385,000 and € 460,260 respectively to each champion.
The 2012 women’s singles champion was No.2 seed Maria SHARAPOVA who defeated No.8 seed LI Na in the final 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) to win her 26th WTA singles title and earn 900 WTA ranking points. The 2012 men’s singles champion was No.2 seed Rafael NADAL who defeated No.1 seed Novak DJOKOVIC in the final 7-5 6-3 to win his 6th Rome singles title and 49th ATP singles title, plus earn 1,000 ATP ranking points.
- Rome 2013 Men’s Schedule of Play
- Rome Women’s Major Tournament
- Rome Men’s Major Tournament
- Italian Open in Rome 2012
- Italian Open in Rome 2010
- ATP Major Tournaments 2013
- ATP Tournaments
- WTA Major Tournaments 2013
- WTA Tournaments
First published 24 March 2013