Turkey to host new grass-court tournament in 2017
LONDON (AP) The ATP says a new men's grass-court tournament will be held in Turkey next year as a warm-up to Wimbledon.
The tournament will be held in Antalya from June 25-July 1. It will feature a 28-player singles event and 16-pair doubles draw and offer 482,000 euros ($540,000) in prize money.
Seven grass courts will be built at the Kaya Palazzo Belek hotel resort under the guidance of Wimbledon's All England Club.
It's the latest addition to the grass-court season following the introduction of a three-week gap between the French Open and Wimbledon. Also next year, the grass-court tournament in Nottingham, England, will return to Eastbourne and take place the same week as the Turkish event.
It will be the second ATP tournament in Turkey, which has hosted the Istanbul Open the past two years.