'tennisnet.com Open', the second instalment. Here with us in the Stanglwirt pros and VIPs are celebrating - from Maria Riesch to Barbara Schett, from Stefan Koubek to Emilio Sánchez - at the ProAm tennis festival.
Guest star Emilio Sánchez Vicario, former world number 7, put it in a nutshell: 'Who couldn't enjoy an event like this? A superb setting, wonderful people and weather. I have already tweeted about how lovely it is here.'
At the second 'tennisnet.com Open', this time part of 'bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel', artists and experts enjoyed a splendid ProAm. Stefan Koubek, is, in spite of his farewell ATP party the evening before, on top form: 'It's brilliant. I'm having so much fun that I am throwing my all at winning this title at least! But my partner is strong too, almost my insurance …“. (Note: his doubles' partner was Generali Managing Director Dr. Peter Thirring.)
Ski star Maria Riesch - named by Kitz tournament director Alex Antonitsch, who was playing too of course, as the 'Sharapova of Kitz' - was clearly having fun with her doubles partner Barbara Schett: 'It was wonderful playing here in the Stanglwirt, even though I'm a little out of practice. But the weather made up for it … fantastic.“ The 'tennisnet.com Open' supports APT (Austrian Professional Tennis) and also Austria's up and coming tennis players.