Rio to combined ATP-WTA event from February
Rio the Janeiro will host a combined ATP and WTA event which
will be the biggest tennis tournament in South America from next
Local organizers announced the Rio Open on Wednesday, to be
played from Feb. 15-23.
The event will be played at the Jockey Club, which features
eight clay courts, including a 7,000-seat center court.
The men’s prize money will be $1.2 million, and the women’s
The Rio Open will replace the combined ATP-WTA event in Memphis,
Brazil already hosts an ATP event in Sao Paulo, won by Rafael
Nadal last month, and a WTA tournament in the southern city of
Florianopolis, played by Venus Williams last month.