The kid’s tournament “Formula of Success” was held on Friday, February 14, as part of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020. This tournament is the superfinal among the winners of the autumn-winter session, played in
St. Petersburg and Moscow.
The tournament had two age categories: 8-10 years old and 11-13 years old. The children of the younger group were the first to play. 7 young athletes from Moscow and St. Petersburg competed for the trophy. In the final, two representatives of the St. Petersburg Maria Shmeleva and Eva Savelieva faced each other. Maria Shmeleva became the champion in her age category, defeating her rival 4/2.
«My idol is Roger Federer. When I become an adult, I want to play at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy and at Wimbledon. Tomorrow I will watch the semifinals. At this tournament I support Ekaterina Alexandrova», – Maria said in an interview after the match.
In the senior group, 11 athletes fought for the title. Competitions were held in 4 groups, followed by a quarter final and semi-final. In the finals Artyom Safonov beat Sergey Nedviga and won the tournament.
The winners won a trip for the anniversary shift at the «Artek» summer camp, backpacks from «Babolat» and prizes from «EPL» diamonds. All participants got prizes from «Formula TX» and the tournament organizers of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020.
You can watch live broadcasting of matches here http://tv.formulatx.com/. The broadcasting is available only in Russia.
The tournament WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 takes place at “SIBUR ARENA” from 10 to 16 February. The tournament is supported by the title sponsor “Gazprom export”.