Player quotes from Tashkent Open

27 August 2012

Former World No 2. Anastasia Myskina
I can say that the organization of the event is of the highest level. Considering the fact that many high ranked players playing here this year, the car which is going to be presented as a bonus has made the event very attractive.

Urszula Radwanska:
I have been coming here for around three years, and for sure the event is getting better and better, the level of competition is going up. The player’s party is excellent and the facilities are good, I like coming here and will continue to do so.

Ksenia Pervak ( Champion 2011):
I’m happy to be here , I have no problems , I like the courts , the organisation has been fantastic and the people are very helpful . I like the city . If I have a chance I will come back here.

Sorena Cirstea: ( Champion 2008):
I feel the tournament has gone up leaps and bounds in every aspect. Three ex champions coming back again to the event is itself the proof of how players like the event and what they feel about the friendly atmosphere here. The tournament has always a special place in my life. I won the first and my only WTA event here . I still have all the memories of my win here.

Monica Niculescu:
I enjoy coming here because it is truly a very nice tournament , the people the organisation ,everything is perfect. The newly laid courts are very good , and I like it. I’m impressed with how the city is getting more beautiful, especially the beautiful musical fountain right opposite the hotel, I would love to play here again. and do well in the event .

Sharmil Tarpishev, President of the Russian Tennis Federation:
The Tashkent Open has also played a major role in promoting tennis in Uzbekistan and has become a truly big international event in the last ten years. It now has an international audience and acceptance.

Elena Vesnina:
Yes I do feel like I am playing at home, whenever I am in Tashkent. The weather is so pleasant and so are the people of this historic city

Alla Kudryavtseva ( Champion 2010):
When told that no winner of Tashkent Open has been back here to defend her title, Alla said “Yes I will return to defend my title, I would prefer to go to a place where I feel at home. Here in Tashkent there are many who speak Russian and I feel at home here.