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This year again Rome will become the capital of tennis during May with the BNL Internazionale, a tournament that brings the best players in the world to the Eternal City.
In fact, only the cream of the crop will meet this year in the Foro Italico, with the sad (for the males!) exception of Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis celebrity who has decided to pull out of the tournament, since she is still not fully recovered from a shoulder surgery. Anyway, the top players of the WTA ranking will take part on the tournament, among them the popular sisters Serena and Venus Williams. Rafael Nadal will show up too and will be more than willing to take home again the first prize. Roger Federer, another world-class player will be looking for revenge, after two second places in past editions of the BNL Internazionale.
Almost as interesting as the tournament itself are the many side-events that will be organized too. In fact this year will be held in Rome for the first time the tournament of beach tennis, assigned to Italy for the importance that the country has acquired in this new sport. As every year, too, there will be a special tournament for players in Wheelchairs.
As in the past years the BNL Internazionale will be held at the Foro Italico. To get there from the Termini station take the red subway line and get off at the station Ottaviano. From there take the bus 32 and get off at the stop DE BOSIS/STADIO TENNIS.
For more information, check the official website, and to look for accommodation don’t hesitate to make a reservation at Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes, two great options to stay in Rome: both are strategically located near the Termini station and offer great quality and comfort for reasonable prices.