There are only a few days left before the start of one of the year’s most important women's tennis tournaments, the WTA Mallorca Open, to be held once again this year at the Santa Ponsa Country Club in Calvià. Zafiro Hotels has had the chance to speak with the current Wimbledon champion, Angelique Kerber, who will be taking part in this year’s tournament.
If you want to enjoy some live tennis, read on and learn more about the tournament from the interview.
- Angelique Kerber to play the WTA Mallorca Open again this year
- Zafiro Rey Don Jaime, your hotel for enjoying tennis
Angelique Kerber to play the WTA Mallorca Open again this year
The current Wimbledon champion, number 5 in the world and recently named "athlete of the year", the German Angelique Kerber, will be the main attraction at this year’s WTA Mallorca Open.
Kerber's participation was announced during the press conference held at the Zafiro Palace Palmanova Hotel, attended by Kerber, Toni Nadal, the Tournament Director, Edwin Weindorfer, CEO of Emotion, Alfonso Rodríguez, Mayor of Calvià, Pep Abrines, Director of the Balearic Government Fundació per a L'Esport Balear, and Devid Boon, our Sports Sales Manager at Zafiro Hotels. Kerber is delighted to have the chance to play in Mallorca again and told us all about how much she likes to visit the island.
Tell us Angelique, what is it about Mallorca that makes you like coming to play here?
For me, Mallorca is a great place not only for playing tennis, but also just to visit in general. The food, the people, the scenery, the sea... I always love coming back to the island. With 300 days of sunshine every year, players have the opportunity to play in good weather conditions almost all year round. I think it's a perfect place to play tennis!
Do you think it’s a good destination for players of your level?
I would recommend it. From the tennis point of view, it’s fantastic. There are also a lot of tennis fans that live here, partly because both Carlos Moya and Rafa Nadal are from the island. There are also a lot of fans of German tennis on the island, which also makes it more special for me to play here.
In addition to the excellent tennis facilities and weather, Mallorca has great food, excellent hotels, beautiful beaches and lovely people. I feel really happy whenever I'm here, and that's the main reason why I always come back. I think you could say that Mallorca is one of my favourite destinations in the world, and I always leave the island with my batteries recharged and a big smile on my face.
Mallorca has become one of the top destinations for tennis players, among other reasons because it has some of the best tennis academies in the world. The courts at the Santa Ponsa Tennis Club are an excellent place to play, and they are also only a few minutes away from the Zafiro Rey Don Jaime Hotel.
Zafiro Rey Don Jaime, your hotel for enjoying tennis
The Zafiro Rey Don Jaime Hotel offers numerous benefits and is an ideal option for athletes of all levels:
- The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Royal Tennis Academy, where guests who want to train during their stay can book at a special price through Zafiro Hotels
- Exquisite cuisine with healthy options which are perfect for athletes
- Services to complement your training: gym, heated swimming pool, laundry and full spa. There is also medical assistance available if it is ever needed.
- Sports massages to help relax your muscles at the end of a hard day of training
The hotel is also just a few steps away from Santa Ponsa Beach, making it a great choice for resting and enjoying the island while also playing your favourite sport. And if you are travelling as part of a group, we can also help you organise your transfer from the airport!
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