Ciudad de México.- Once the tennis season is over, and prior to the star of the new one, the awards of the best tournaments of the year had been appointed, amongst them, Acapulco shines again.
Through the vote of the WTA players, Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, was appointed as the best tournament of the WTA International category.
After the 2019 tournament, that crowned champion the chinese Wang Yafan in the singles category, and the doubles champions Zheng Saisai and Victoria Azarenka, the 2019 Amt secured his place in history after winning the award of best WTA international for twelve times.
“This award is an amazing accomplishment, it recognizes the dedication, investment and welcome that the organization and the team offer to guaranty the special experience that our WTA players enjoy in Acapulco”, stated Steve Simon, president and CEO of WTA.
After winning the award seven time between 2001 and 2013. In 2014 the WTA changed the awards format, dividing the awards in regions, with this format AMT won as the best WTA international tournament of America during 3 years in a row (2014, 2015 y 2016). In 2017 after new changes, AMT won the 11th award.
In this occasion, the new award will be shared for the first time with another tournament, the ASB Classic of Auckland.
“In the name of Mextenis, I’m really proud to announce that Abierto Mexicano has been chose as one of the best WTA tournaments in the world”, said Raul Zurutuza, CEO of the tournament. “The fact that it has been awarded 12 times in 19 editions, speaks loudly of the great work and dedication to every detail, that is something that the players appreciate along all these years”.
The next edition of Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, will represent the first 20 years of the female tournament. The WTA organization will reward with a special recognition to the organization of the tournament.
“The next year the WTA turns 20 years since the first appearance in Abierto Mexicano, and I’m sure that the fans will very much enjoy the celebration we are preparing to recognize the importance of female tennis in our tournament”, finished Zurutuza.