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2019 Italian Open

12 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

The Italian Open is an annual tennis tournament that takes place in Rome, Italy every year and is one of the most prestigious red clay tennis tournaments in the world after the French Open. The men's competition is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, and the women's competition being a Premier 5 event on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.


Italian Open History

The tournament was founded in 1930 in Milan at the Tennis Club and was initiated by the Count Alberto Bonacossa. In the inaugural season, Bill Tilden (USA) and Lili de Alvarez (Spain) won in the singles categories of the man's and women's divisions respectively. On the other hand, it was the American pair of Wilbur Coen and Bill Tilden that won the men's doubles title while Margaret Smith Court (Australia) and Virginia Wade (Great Britain) won the women's doubles finals, the category which was introduced in 1968.


Italian Open Prize Money

A total prize money of €4,872,105 has been announced that will be distributed among the different players according to their finishing position at the end of the tournament under the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category. On the other hand, a whopping amount of US$3,351,720 will be given to the players in the Premier 5 category under the WTA Tour.


Italian Open Venue

All the matches of the Italian Open 2019 will take place at the clay (outdoor) courts of the Foro Italico which is situated at Rome, Italy just like every year.


Players to Watch Out for

Some of the top ranked players that will be participating in this tournament are also expected to grab all the eyeballs which includes the Iikes of Kevin Anderson (South Africa), Rohan Bopanna (India), Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (USA), Novak Djokovic (Serbia), Andy Murray (England), Rafael Nadal (Spain), Nami Osaka (Japan), Serena Williams and Venus Williams (USA) etc.


Videos
Italian Open: Nadal reflects on winning his first title of the season in Rome

Italian Open: Nadal reflects on winning his first title of the season in Rome

Italian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic preview

Italian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic preview

2019 Italian Open Women's Singles Final: Karolina Pliskova vs Johanna Konta, Preview and Prediction

2019 Italian Open Women's Singles Final: Karolina Pliskova vs Johanna Konta, Preview and Prediction

Italian Open 2019: Pliskova outlasts Azarenka in three sets

Italian Open 2019: Pliskova outlasts Azarenka in three sets

Italian Open: Roger Federer reacts after his dramatic three set Italian Open victory over Coric

Italian Open: Roger Federer reacts after his dramatic three set Italian Open victory over Coric

Italian Open: 'I'm finally adapting to clay' World No.1 Osaka after reaching  quarter-finals

Italian Open: 'I'm finally adapting to clay' World No.1 Osaka after reaching  quarter-finals

Italian Open: Kyrgios disqualified after throwing chair during Rome Open match against Ruud

Italian Open: Kyrgios disqualified after throwing chair during Rome Open match against Ruud

Italian Open 2019: Azarenka advances via Muguruza retirement in Rome

Italian Open 2019: Azarenka advances via Muguruza retirement in Rome

Rome Masters: Muguruza, Mladenovic open busy day in Rome with victories

Rome Masters: Muguruza, Mladenovic open busy day in Rome with victories

Rome Masters 2019: Rafael Nadal's probable path to the title

Rome Masters 2019: Rafael Nadal's probable path to the title

Italian Open 2019: Victoria Azarenka dethrones Elina Svitolina in a late night three setter

Italian Open 2019: Victoria Azarenka dethrones Elina Svitolina in a late night three setter

Italian Open 2019: Buzarnescu wins first round after Ostapenko retires late into the match

Italian Open 2019: Buzarnescu wins first round after Ostapenko retires late into the match

Italian Open 2019: Bencic rallies back to oust Sevastova

Italian Open 2019: Bencic rallies back to oust Sevastova

Italian Open 2019: Wozniacki retires early in second straight tournament

Italian Open 2019: Wozniacki retires early in second straight tournament

Italian Open 2019: Azarenka routs Zhang in straight sets

Italian Open 2019: Azarenka routs Zhang in straight sets

Italian Open 2019: Serena Williams vs Venus Williams, preview and prediction

Italian Open 2019: Serena Williams vs Venus Williams, preview and prediction

Italian Open 2019: Women's singles draw analysis

Italian Open 2019: Women's singles draw analysis

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