Director of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Gustavo Santoscoy, provided Sopitas.com with the most important details of the November tournament.
Guadalajara will host the WTA Finals from November 10-17, promising to be one of Mexico’s premier tennis tournaments. With her confirmed 7 of 8 in the singles category and 5 of 8 in the doubles category, the countdown is accelerating for fans, organizing committees and the players themselves.
Tournament Director Gustavo Santoscoy sat down with Sopitas.com in a quick interview to learn more about the organization and the most important points to consider when participating.
Tennis players who have qualified for the WTA Finals
The WTA Finals each year brings together the best eight tennis players of the season. This does not mean that they have been forced to participate in the competition, and Ashley Barty and Naomi Osaka are being considered for withdrawal this year.
Alina Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Krejcikova, Maria Sakkari, Paula Badsa, Garbinje Muguruza and Yiga Światek are currently ranked seventh. The final ticket is contested between Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur.
As for the doubles pairs, Krejcikova will share the court with Sinakova. Aoyama and Shibahara, Shay and Mertens, and Melichar and Schules already have confirmed tickets. Stosur and Chan make up the final pair to qualify.
Stadium Capacity and Sanitation Protocols
According to Gustavo Santoscoy, there is no intention to exceed the limits set by state authorities. In addition to respecting capacity, the organizers of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara are pondering the sanitary protocols we already know.
“We respect what they say. We are not going to sell more than we can. This is a pandemic issue and should be taken as such. One of the challenges is getting people to respect the rules. This is a rule that every stadium already has. Temperatures will be taken, face masks will be worn, and antibacterial gel will be placed in all areas of the stadium.” explained Santoskoy.
If you participate as an amateur, you do not need to present a vaccination certificate. Unlike organizers, athletes attending the WTA Finals also do not need to be vaccinated, but testing will continue for her every three days.The general public can use it with peace of mind.”
Here’s what the Pan American Tennis Center renovation looks like
With less than two months to prepare for the WTA Finals, everything had to be rushed to meet the dates set by the WTA itself. The Pan American Tennis Center Stadium needed a makeover to increase its capacity and provide an unforgettable experience.
“I built the stadium almost from scratch. It was a soccer field. Today, the base and asphalt parts have been completed, so I will start painting according to the WTA mark. 80% complete. I was afraid of timebut we follow the calendar, with a lot of support,Santoscoy revealed to Sopitas.com.
Where can I buy tickets for the WTA Finals?
Tickets went on sale on October 5th, but don’t worry, they’re still available. Here I leave a link for mobile tickets that can be purchased by session or subscription. And so far, the facility is believed to have reached his 50% capacity.