WTA players visit the "weirdest" place in Transylvania

Transylvania Open continues its tradition of impressing the participating players.

by Claudiu Pop
WTA players visit the "weirdest" place in Transylvania
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Transylvania Open continues to amaze the participating players. After all, the tournament currently unfolding in Cluj-Napoca earned the award of the best WTA250 tournament in 2022. This time, the organizers brought some of the participating players, including Romanian Ana Bogdan and American Alycia Parks, to the Steampunk Transylvania Museum.

You can watch a resume of the players' visit in the video below.

Transylvania Open is "at much higher standards"

Sorana Cirstea, who was upset in the first round of the tournament by German Eva Lys, praised Transylvania Open for their organizational skills.

“This tournament is at much higher standards than a WTA 250. Everything is exemplary, and I am very proud, just like the other Romanian athletes, of what has been achieved here. (…) I asked my coach to plan in such a way that I arrive in Cluj in the best possible shape.

I sincerely hope to stay here until the final, if possible. It’s a strong tournament, and I believe there will be beautiful matches, and the audience will have a lot to see. I’m very excited to be here with you in Cluj,” Sorana Cîrstea said at the press conference held on the court after the draw.

Genie Bouchard, when she competed in Cluj-Napoca last year, thought the tournament should be a WTA 1000. " "It's my first time in Romania, so my coach and I spent some time visiting the town and it's so beautiful. We've had such an enjoyable time so far," said Bouchard at the pre-tournament press conference.

"We also think the tournament is really well done, well set up. We can't believe it's only a 250. This tournament should be a (WTA) 1000. They take care of the players so well. The hotel is right across the street, which we love for efficiency. I'm so excited to be here and to play," Bouchard continued.