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A goal and a dream. The goal of the Palermo Ladies Open organizers is to have a top ten on the board, while the dream is to play on the red clay courts of Viale dell'Olimpo, the former number 1 in the world, Maria Sharapova (currently n 136 of the WTA classification). Projects and programs of the 31st edition of the tournament, scheduled at the Country Club of Palermo from 18 to 26 July 2020, were made official at the press conference held this morning in Milan in the premises of Le Village by Crédit Agricole. The president of the club, Giorgio Cammarata, the tournament director, Oliviero Palma, and the General Communication Advisor, Angelo Sajeva, have projected themselves into the future, starting, however, from the 2019 budget. The former tennis player also took part in the press conference. , Laura Garrone (now Sky commentator) who recalled her many games at the Country. BALANCE. The advertising revenue, the television rights and the proceeds from the ticket office have allowed the Country Tiime Club of Palermo to close the Palermo Ladies Open edition of the event. "After 6 years of absence the response of the public was really satisfying - Cammarata pointed out - 15% of revenues came from the ticket office, while 24% from television rights and 51% from sponsors. It is thanks to the many prestigious companies that believed in our project, that today we can present a new edition of the only Italian tournament included in the WTA circuit, in addition of course to the Internazionali BNL in Rome. As we said, we freed ourselves from the public contributions that made only 3% of the budget ". A GOAL AND A DREAM. After Kiki Bertens (who in the last edition lost in the final against the Swiss Jil Teichmann),

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PALERMO NOVEMBER 6, 2019 - The president of the Italian Tennis Federation, Angelo Binaghi, will take part tomorrow (Thursday 7 November) in Milan at the press conference for the presentation of the Palermo Ladies Open, the international women's tennis tournament on the WTA circuit scheduled from 18 to 26 July 2020 on the clay courts of the Country Time club In the Sicilian capital. After the success of the 2019 edition (won by the Swiss Jil Teichmann on the Dutchman, Kiki Bertens), which marked, after 6 years, the return home of the event, the organizers are already projected into the future.    At the meeting with journalists, scheduled at 11 am (Thursday 7 November 2019) in the Living Lab Room of Le Village by Crédit Agricole Milan, Corso di Porta Romana n. 61, will be attended by the president of the Country Time Club of Palermo, Giorgio Cammarata; the director of the Tournament, Oliviero Palma and Angelo Sajeva, General Communication Advisor Palermo Ladies Open.