Major changes incoming for WTA 250 tournaments with top 30 not able to play

Sunday, 23 April 2023 at 11:40
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Some major changes are coming for WTA 250 tournaments in the future as the tournament director of the Ostrava Open revealed in a recent interview.
According to Tomáš Petera who is the tournament director of the WTA 500 event in Ostrava, the lower level of WTA events won't be able to feature the top 30 ranked players starting next year which will create a lot of chaos in the sport. According to Petera multiple events are now fighting in the background for a chance to be upgraded to a WTA 500 event in order to retain the ability to attract the best players.
It's unclear why the change is being made because WTA events struggle to attract huge crowds as it is and this will make things worse for plenty of them. Plenty of them might be done all together as Petera noted that the upgrade costs a lot of money which some of them can't be afforded. We will provide more info when we have them.

🚨 Tomáš Petera head organizator of WTA 500 in Ostrava just said that in 2024 there will be major change in tournaments. He said that top 30 will not be able to play WTA 250! And those tournaments will have to upgrade their licence which is super expensive so we may lost them.


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