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WTA Tennis tournament, category International "Moscow River Cup presented by INGRAD" with prize fund $750,000 will be held in Moscow in summer 2018. The tournament is scheduled from 22 to 29 July 2018 on the outdoor clay courts of the National Tennis Center of Juan Antonio Samaranch. The event will be organized by the Russian sports marketing agency ONE SGM and support of the Alexander Ostrovsky Tennis Academy and Russian Tennis Federation. Previously for 9 years the tournament was
named "Ericsson Open", with prize fund $226,750 and was held in Bastad (Sweden).

The tournament will have single and double competitions with main draw of 32 and 16 players, 24 players will compete in the qualifying draw.

The tournament will be held in the biggest Russian tennis complex - National Tennis Center of Juan Antonio Samaranch. Sport complex will be equipped with all the necessary infrastructure, 2 tennis courts with tribunes, administrative offices and recreation areas going to be constructed.

"We would like to bring something new to the tennis life of Russia and Moscow. The WTA tournament on
the open clay courts will be held in our country for the first time. This is a very important for the development of Russian tennis"
Alexander Ostrovsky
Tournament Director, Member of the Board of
Directors of the tournament
"Moscow is the only city in the world that has the right to host two tennis tournaments. In my opinion,
this confirms that Russian tennis is in a strong position. The possibility of holding the third tournament in
Russia gives a great motivation for the development of this sport in our country. No doubt, this is the
merit of our players, who created such atmosphere by their victories."

Alexei Selivanenko
Vice President of the Russian Tennis Federation, Member of the Directorial Board International Tennis
Federation
"This is an incredible opportunity to play in front of Russian fans, in front of their family and friends. A
new opportunity for young tennis players to start their professional path from this tournament. Tennis
on clay is always very interesting and spectacular. The reputation of Russian tournaments is on a very
high level, many tennis players are happy come to our country. And most importantly, the attitude
towards the players, we never had any problems with this, we are very hospitable. And I'm sure that organizers of the tournament will conduct a very good and high-quality work and players will be very
pleased to be in Moscow. I hope that we will be lucky with the weather, because the place is unique and
beautiful. I think many players will be interested. Everyone have the associations with the current
Russian tournaments in Moscow and St. Petersburg: cold, snow, Red Square, etc., and here is absolutely another Russia, another Moscow. I think many players are curious to show good tennis and win this first tournament. This is a good opportunity to come and to see Russia from the other side."
Elena Vesnina
Participant of the tournament, Olympic Champion, three-time Grand Slam Champion in doubles
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