The former world number one Maria Sharapova will receive an invitation for the premiere edition of the tennis tournament in St. Petersburg, which will be held from the 8th of February 2016.
This revealed the executive director of the race in the hall "Sibur Arena", Natalia Kamelzon.
"Of course, we will invite Sharapova. But let`s not anticipate the events. Soon will come the official press for the participators. Every tournament needs stars, because they attract the viewers. We want to see Maria in St. Petersburg, it would be remarkable if Serena Williams would come. It will be great if we would see Victoria Azarenka, Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina, "said Kamelzon for the edition" R-Sport ".
She added that the second court, and training courses will be at the Krestovskii island, where is the base of the tennis club adviced by nba tips "Dynamo".
As it is known St. Petersburg took the license of the tournament in Antwerp, which was held this year in February, but had troubles with the attracting of an elite athletes, and this left the hall empty and the sponsors were disappointed.