INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT ST. PETERSBURG LADIES TROPHY 2021

PLAYERS GUIDE

MARCH 13 – MARCH 21

SPECIAL COVID-19 MEASURES

On boarding the plane to Russia all foreign citizens are to provide a PRINTED medical document (in English, Russian, or translated to Russian and notarized by a Russian consular officer) confirming the negative PCR test for COVID-19 which was made within 72 hours prior to the moment of crossing the border control in Russia.
  • It is recommended to submit a special application form (https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/upload/авиаАнкета%20RUS.docx) for border crossing prior to your arrival in Russia to avoid doing it in the airport public area.
  • All credentialed attendees must undergo PCR testing upon arrival at the tournament hotel and isolate in their rooms until receiving the results, which will be available within 24 hours. Please, plan your arrival accordingly. Repeated tests will be performed in the hotel every 5 days.
  • Mandatory temperature screening at controlled entrance points to the tournament.
  • All credentialed attendees must do a screening questionnaire twice a day.
  • Please, practice physical distancing at all times.
  • Face coverings should be worn at all times by all players and their team members, with the exception of:
    during exercise (except during court calls, when face coverings are required);
    when eating and drinking;
    during interviews.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please, contact the Tournament Infection Control Officer/Tournament Doctor as soon as possible.

OFFICIAL HOTEL

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
1 Voznesensky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, 190000 https://www.fourseasons.com/stpetersburg/ Tel.: +7 812 339 8000 Fах: +7 812 339 8099
Distance to the site: 20 minutes by tournament transportation

Additional Rooms Single: 16 300 RUB (approx. USD 221)
Double: 18 900 RUB (approx. USD 257)
All above rates include 20% VAT, breakfast and Internet. Main Draw Singles Players will receive a minimum of 6 nights beginning Friday, March 12.
Main Draw Doubles Players will receive a minimum of 4 nights beginning Friday, March 12. Singles Qualifying Players will receive a minimum of 3 nights beginning Friday, March 12.

1 Voznesensky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, 190000 www.fourseasons.com Tel.: +7 812 339 8000 Fах: +7 812 339 8099 Distance to the site: 20 minutes by tournament transportation

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is one of the best hotels in Russia. If you stay in one of its luxurious rooms, you can live a dream life for a while and experience the life of noble people who resided at the palaces of tsarist Russia of the 19th century. Historical interiors, including the main marble staircase, the lobby and the hall were restored up to the smallest details and now look like they did back in 1820. The modern spacious light areas of the hotel reflect the spirit of the Russian Empire. The hotel offers incredible views of St. Petersburg: Alexander’s Garden and the Admiralty on the north side, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the square with the monument to Nicholas I on the south side. Rooms on the fifth floor have private terraces with a perfect view of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Very convenient location in the historic center of the city, famed 24/7 services, staff who speak different languages and can foresee your wishes, great cuisine, spa and fitness centers, modern business services – these make the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg a perfect choice.

Please, contact for player and player guest reservations
IRINA KUNAKOVA
E-mail: ftxreserv@mail.ru Tel.: +7 985 864 23 14 Fax: +7 495 959 04 67
Players and guests can make a reservation via the link before Monday, March 1 : http://players.formulatx.com/wta.html

VISAS

RUSSIAN VISAS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE traveling to St. Petersburg

The Russian Embassy/Consulate where you will collect the visa will require you to have an Official Invitation Letter from the tournament. It can be acquired by sending a copy of your passport (scan/photo in good quality: in color, not cropped, no flash glare or finger prints) and filling in an online form: FILL THE FORM

In view of COVID-19 travel restrictions ALL foreign participants (even those with a valid Russian visa or those who do not require a visa to enter Russia) are to complete the online form.

  • IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A RUSSIAN VISA UPON THE ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT.
  • ALL VISAS MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG.
  • TYPE OF VISA:
    SPORT RELATIONS (Humanitarian). Single entry visa for a required number of days within the period of March 3 - 23
  • Deadline for visa and entry requests: March 1 or not later than 10 days before the estimated arrival date - whichever comes first.
Please, contact for more information
Elena Shanaurova
E-mail: players.formulatx@gmail.com Tel.: +7 926 162 9033
Please note: processing of late visa requests can’t be guaranteed!

AIRPORT PICK-UP AND TRANSPORTATION

Please, give at least 24 hours' notice for pick-up and at least 8 hours' notice for drop-off

In order to request the airport pick-up, players and their guests must provide the flight number, date and time of their arrival via the link: PLAYERS ZONE

Transportation is provided between the official hotel and the venues.

TRANSPORTATION DESKS: AT THE OFFICIAL HOTEL/SIBUR ARENA/PLAYERS DESK IN THE ATHLETICS ARENA.

Transportation between the official hotel and the venues is provided upon request.

Sibur Arena and Court 1 (Athletics Arena) are located within a 2-minute walking distance (150m)

Transportation between Sibur Arena and Athletics ARENA is provided upon request

Please, provide the flight number, date and time of your arrival in PLAYERS ZONE
KIRILL FROLOVSKIY
E-mail: ftxtransport@mail.ru WhatsApp.: +7 967 035 6197

ST. PETERSBURG LADIES TROPHY TRANSPORTATION RULES

Transportation Desk at the hotel is open from 8:00 till 19:00. Car rides start at 8:30. On the 1st day of qualifying (March 13) transportation starts at 7:30. Requests for earlier or later trips are accepted only for airport/railway station transfers.
  • Tournament vehicles run between the official hotel and the venues only.
  • Please, book your ride in advance; otherwise, please, be advised that you may be asked to wait up to 20 minutes.
  • Please, note that drivers cannot help you with your luggage according to the social distancing rule.
  • Please, note that only transportation managers can communicate with drivers.
  • Please, note that no food or drinks (except for bottled water) may be consumed during the ride.
  • Please, note that a transportation manager in the hotel will screen your temperature before the ride.
  • Please, note that you need to use a protective mask during the ride.
  • If you are traveling with children, please, let us know in advance, so that we can provide a child seat.
  • Please, make a request for a transfer from the airport/railway station at least 24 hours in advance of your arrival. The Tournament reserves the right to decline the request for transfer if the details are not provided on time.
  • For a transfer to the airport/a railway station, please, contact the Transportation Desk no later than 8 hours before the departure of your flight/ train. The Tournament cannot guarantee transfers at the last-minute notice due to the possibility of other cars being already assigned.

ACCREDITATION

Please, provide all the necessary information via the link (Deadline: March 5): Accreditation
ELIZAVETA POLYAKOVA
E-mail: ftxaccreditation@mail.ru Tel.: +7 911 952 1537

PLAYERS RESTAURANT

FREE ACCESS Players get free access to the Players Restaurant from Friday, March 12.
  • Player and 2 player's guest get access to the Players Restaurant up until the day of their elimination. Please, be reminded that according to the WTA rules: Players Restaurant in Sibur Arena is open one (1) hour before the start of the first scheduled match and until the conclusion of the last match.
  • Players Restaurant is located in Sibur Arena and in the Four Seasons Hotel in the Montferrand Grand Ballroom at the lower level of the hotel.
  • Meals in the hotel's restaurant are served according to the following schedule:
    Breakfast 8.00 - 12.00
    Lunch/Dinner 13.00 - 20.00
    Players Restaurant in the hotel closes at 20.00.
  • For those playing last matches the Players Restaurant in Sibur Arena is available until one (1) hour after the conclusion of their match.
  • Beginning Friday, March 12, players isolating until they receive their PCR test results will have their free meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) delivered to their rooms from 8.00 to 20.00.

DRAW CEREMONY

March 14, SUNDAY
13.00 – 14.00 | OFFICIAL DRAW CEREMONY | Center Court
14.00 – 15.00 |ONLINE PRESS CONFERENCE
SIBUR ARENA: 8 Futbolnaya Alleya

VENUES

SIBUR ARENA |Concert and sports complex

8 Futbolnaya Alleya, Krestovsky Island, St. Petersburg, Russia

1 match court 2 practice courts
ATHLETICS ARENA

3A Tennisnaya Alleya, Krestovsky Island, St. Petersburg

1 match court 1 practice court

COURT SURFACE SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCT
HARO ROME TENNIS
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
ITF PACE RATING
Medium-Fast
COLORS
Royal Blue / Ocean Blue
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES
HARO ROME TENNIS is the perfect surface solution for exhibition matches in high profile venues that require quick turnover. Suited for events like Davis and Fed Cups, the entire surface is stored in a single container and can be installed in about 3 hours by a small team. The precoated, interlocking system offers premium cushion and comfort while maximizing performance. Pace of play can be customized to order.
TOP LAYER
REBOUND ACE high quality acrylic resins prefabricated on middle layer. Colors, linings, city name logo and ball rebound according requirements.
Color inside – Royal Blue, color outside – Ocean Blue. Linings – white, 5 cm. Base line - 10 cm. ST. PETERSBURG logo 300 cm from base line. Ball rebound medium-fast.
MIDDLE LAYER
Portable floor elements with interlocking system.
Material – high quality birch plywood.
Full panel – 2140 x 1070 x 24 mm,
half-panel – 1070 x 1070 x 24 mm.
ELASTIC LAYER
Special elastic underlay.
2000 x 1500 x 15 mm
COURT PERIMETER
Special plywood profile withlocking system to the court panels.
90 mm
TECH. CHARACTERISTICS
SHOCK ABSORBTION
68% (very comfortable for the players)
PRODUCT
ITF PACE RATING
HARO ROME TENNIS
Medium-Fast
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
PRODUCT
COLORS
HARO ROME TENNIS
Royal Blue / Ocean Blue
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
PRODUCT
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES
HARO ROME TENNIS
HARO ROME TENNIS is the perfect surface solution for exhibition matches in high profile venues that require quick turnover. Suited for events like Davis and Fed Cups, the entire surface is stored in a single container and can be installed in about 3 hours by a small team. The precoated, interlocking system offers premium cushion and comfort while maximizing performance. Pace of play can be customized to order.
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
PRODUCT
TOP LAYER
HARO ROME TENNIS
REBOUND ACE high quality acrylic resins prefabricated on middle layer. Colors, linings, city name logo and ball rebound according requirements.
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
Color inside – Royal Blue, color outside – Ocean Blue. Linings – white, 5 cm. Base line - 10 cm. ST. PETERSBURG logo 300 cm from base line. Ball rebound medium-fast.
PRODUCT
MIDDLE LAYER
HARO ROME TENNIS
Portable floor elements with interlocking system.
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
Material – high quality birch plywood.
Full panel – 2140 x 1070 x 24 mm,
half-panel – 1070 x 1070 x 24 mm.
PRODUCT
ELASTIC LAYER
HARO ROME TENNIS
Special elastic underlay.
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
2000 x 1500 x 15 mm
PRODUCT
COURT PERIMETER
HARO ROME TENNIS
Special plywood profile withlocking system to the court panels.
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
90 mm
PRODUCT
TECH. CHARACTERISTICS
HARO ROME TENNIS
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC
PRODUCT
SHOCK ABSORBTION
HARO ROME TENNIS
68% (very comfortable for the players)
Official supplier: MAGNUM LLC

BALLS

BABOLAT TEAM
OFFICIAL STRINGER: BABOLAT TEAM

To get racquets strung, please, ask the Players Desk to take them to the stringer. When they are ready, you have to collect them from the Players Desk.

Cost: US $25 / Rubles 1875 per racquet
AVAILABLE FROM FRIDAY,
MARCH 12
SERGEI KOSARIN
Tel.: +7 925 502 3291

PRACTICE COURTS

2 practice courts (Sibur Arena)

Available from
March 11, 10.00

1 match court (one at Sibur Arena, one at Atheltics Arena)

Available from
March 12, 10.00


3 practice courts (two courts – Sibur Arena, one court – Athletics Arena) + 2 match courts (one in Sibur Arena, one in Athletics Arena)

Available from
MARCH 12, 15.00

Due to COVID-19, the courts have to be sanitized after each practice session. Please, keep in mind that the duration of each session is 25/55 min, with 5 min left for cleaning the courts.
To book your practice
time, please, contact
VERA RIYAZANOVA
E-mail: ftxpractice@mail.ru Tel.: +7 911 724 1012 PLAYERSDESK (WhatsApp) Tel.: +7 917 552 8987 (WhatsApp) or book it on site at the Players Desk.

GYM

Gym is available in Sibur Arena (next to the Players Restaurant), and pre-booking is required.

The tournament cannot guarantee more than one booking per day. Each session is 50 minutes, and 10 minutes are reserved for cleaning.

DANAYA DAVLEEVA
+7 985 195 25 48 (WhatsApp)


MASSAGE THERAPY

You can book an MT session via a link provided by the WTA. One session is 30 min/1 h.

LAUNDRY

Laundry is at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The tournament pays for the players’ laundry up to a maximum of 3500 RUB per day per one person.*

available from Saturday
Saturday , March 13
* Please, be advised that this applies to sports clothes only.All other laundry costs are to be paid by players.
** Please, be advised that the indicated amounts can be spent within one day and are not to be added to the amounts of the following days.

MATCH SCHEDULE

The Schedule is tentative and subject to change
QUALIFYING
WEEK DAY DATE SIBUR ARENA ATHLETICS ARENA
DAY SESSION EVENING SESSION DAY SESSION EVENING SESSION
SATURDAY March 13 11.00 11.00
SUNDAY March 14 11.00 12.00
MAIN DRAW
WEEK DAY DATE SIBUR ARENA ATHLETICS ARENA
DAY SESSION EVENING SESSION DAY SESSION EVENING SESSION
MONDAY March 15 13.00 13.00
TUESDAY March 16 13.00 18.30 13.00
WEDNESDAY March 17 13.00 18.30 13.00
THURSDAY March 18 13.00 18.30 TBC
FRIDAY March 19 13.00 18.30 -
SATURDAY March 20 14.00
SEMIFINALS
SUNDAY March 21 13.30
DOUBLES FINAL
-
EXHIBITION MATCH OF
TENNIS LEGENDS
-
NOT BEFORE 16.30
SINGLES FINAL

QUALIFYING

SIBUR ARENA
SATURDAY,March 13
DAY SESSION: 11:00
EVENING SESSION
SUNDAY, March 14 14
DAY SESSION: 11:00
EVENING SESSION
MONDAY, March 15
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION
ATHLETICS ARENA
SATURDAY, March 13
DAY SESSION: 11:00
EVENING SESSION
SUNDAY, March 14
DAY SESSION: 12:00
EVENING SESSION
MONDAY, March 15
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION

MAIN DRAW

SIBUR ARENA
MONDAY,March 15
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION
TUESDAY,March 16
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION 18:30
WEDNESDAY, March 17
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION 18:30
THURSDAY,March 18
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION 18:30
FRIDAY,March 19
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION 18:30
SATURDAY,March 20
DAY SESSION: 14.00
SEMIFINALS
EVENING SESSION
SUNDAY,March 21
DAY SESSION: 13.30 br DOUBLES FINAL
-
EXHIBITION MATCH OF
TENNIS LEGENDS
-
NOT BEFORE 16.30
SINGLES FINAL
EVENING SESSION
ATHLETICS ARENA
MONDAY,March 15
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION
TUESDAY,March 16
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION
WEDNESDAY, March 17
DAY SESSION: 13:00
EVENING SESSION
THURSDAY,March 18
DAY SESSION: TBC
EVENING SESSION
FRIDAY,March 19
DAY SESSION: -
EVENING SESSION
SATURDAY, March 20
DAY SESSION:
EVENING SESSION
SUNDAY,March 21
DAY SESSION:
EVENING SESSION

WTA POINTS BREAKDOWN

Prize Money |
Winner
Finalist
SF
QF
R/16
R/32
QLFR
Q3
Q2
Q1
Ranking Points
470
305
185
100
55
1
25
-
13
1

CONTACTS | WTA

WTA SUPERVISOR Mariana Alves malves@wtatennis.com
WTA OFFICE SIBUR ARENA +7 812 384 1000
WTA OFFICE ATHLETICS ARENA +7 812 601 8931
WTA REFEREES Martina Lutkova mlutkova@wtatennis.com
WTA STAFF
WTA Communications Chris Whitmore cwhitmore@wtatennis.com
WTA Player Relations Kristyna Vitkova kvitkova@wtatennis.com
WTA PHCPs Lindsey Pyc lpyc@wtatennis.com Karen Bull kbull@wtatennis.com Natasha Roberts nroberts@wtatennis.com
WTA Massage Therapists Claire Cresswell
Deana Hudson
Tournament Doctor Igor Zlotnikov zlotnikov71@mail.ru

CONTACTS | TOURNAMENT

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR Natalia Kamelzon
+7 985 998 7980 belokamennaya@inbox.ru
COORDINATOR Elena Shanaurova
+7 926 162 9033 belokamennaya@inbox.ru
PLAYERS/PRACTICE DESK
SIBUR ARENA
Players Desk +7 911 724 1012 (WhatsApp)
Vera Riazanova
+7 917 552 8987(WhatsApp) ftxpractice@mail.ru

GYM BOOKING
Ekaterina Semenova
+7 931 288 2110 eksemenova1994@rambler.ru
TRANSLATOR Rus-Eng -Spa
Yulia Zisman
+7 905 574 7276 julia.zisman@gmail.com
ACCREDITATION Elizaveta Poliakova
+7 911 952 1537 ftxaccreditation@mail.ru
TRANSPORTATION Head of transportation
Kirill Frolovskiy
+7 967 035 6197 ftxtransport@mail.ru
AUTOGRAPH SESSION Dinara Safina
+7 917 555 9525 Dsafina1986@yandex.ru
PRESS CENTER Mikhail Ivanov
+7 916 172 2317 mih-iv@yandex.ru
PRIZE MONEY Elena Dergalova
+7 926 234 3883 dutygroup@gmail.com
HEAD OF
ACCOMMODATION
Irina Kunakova
+7 985 864 2314 ftxreserv@mail.ru
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
LION PALACE
Elena Mikhailova
+7 903 136 1757 RECEPTION +7 812 339 8000

STRINGER Sergei Kosarin
+7 925 502 3291