St. Petersburg event is working on bringing Maria Sharapova, Serena and Venus Williams in the tournament. That's what Vladimir Kamelzon, one of the members of board directors, revealed in an interview to Sports Daily. 'It's not so simple', admitted Kamelzon.
'Nothing can be guaranteed. Anything can happen. We had also reached an agreement with Novak Djokovic (in the men's field), but the Serb was injured. We can only say negotiations are being successfully. I hope Masha will come to St.
Petersburg. We have a good contact with her. You can only imagine the excitement! If Sharapova plays, the tournament will move from SIBUR Arena to Zenit football stadium, so that as most people as possible can see the event. On the first day of US Open 23,000 people watched her! Did you see it somewhere? Serena will come if she is ready to play.
Venus loved St. Petersburg, she bought souvenirs and said: 'St. Petersburg is so beautiful that it's impossible not to come here. Remember, Serena Williams gave birth a baby girl in early September. She plans to come back at Australian Open that is played before St.
Petersburg.' The Russian city hopes to host WTA Finals by 2019. 'On this topic, negotiations are between Gazprom and WTA. As for the future of St. Petersburg Open, it may become an ATP 500 event.' ALSO READ: Novak Djokovic: 'I'm not playing tennis, I am still kind of injured'