The Internationaux de Strasbourg, which is able to happen from May 14 to 21, as soon as once more guarantees to be a perfect preparation for Roland-Garros.
Born in 1987, the Internationaux de Strasbourg are celebrating their thirty fifth anniversary this yr. On the clay courts of the Tennis Club de Strasbourg, the occasion will expertise a 2022 version anticipated after two difficult years because of the well being disaster. “For this 2022 edition, all the lights are green”rejoices Denis Naegelen, director of the Internationaux de Strasbourg. “The IS have been in a position to get well from the previous two years because of the loyalty of their companions and the dedication of its workforce and volunteers. »
For this 2022 version, the match director intends to proceed the momentum initiated for a number of years. “2022 can be the continuation of an eco-responsible dedication began greater than 10 years in the past. In 2021, we had been awarded the Bas Carbone ® Label following our reforestation motion within the Mollkirch Forest and we’ll proceed it to get even nearer to carbon neutrality »reveals Denis Naegelen. “Our actions proceed from yr to yr: fleet of hybrid autos, assortment of foodstuffs and plastic bottle caps, recycling of everybody’s bio-waste, use of natural and native merchandise… We make it a degree of honor to make IS extra accountable and to make it an instance for all sporting occasions. »
Caroline Garcia needs to regain confidence
On the sporting stage, the Internationaux de Strasbourg have asserted themselves, yr after yr, as a perfect preparation for the strategy of Roland-Garros. As just lately as 2021, Barbora Krejcikova had triumphed in Alsace. Just a few weeks later, the Czech additionally received Porte d’Auteuil. The world quantity 3 intends to maintain her title, she who would be the large favourite of this 2022 version. In her quest for a double, the Czech must be cautious of Jelena Ostapenko (n°12), Elena Rybakina (n°18), Sorana Cirstea (n°27) and even Elise Mertens (n°28).
On the French facet, they are 5 to be registered for these Internationaux de Strasbourg. Caroline Garcia (n°71), who had shone prior to now in Alsace, intends to regain confidence, she who’s experiencing a sophisticated 2022 season. Fiona Ferro (No. 128), who has fallen again enormously within the WTA rankings, additionally needs to make the most of the return to clay to rediscover the style of successful. For Océane Dodin (n°93), Diane Parry (n°97) and Harmony Tan (n°106), Strasbourg finds an excellent alternative to dwell an impressive week, and thus to proceed to climb on the earth hierarchy.