Tournament Presentation On 28 April
On 28 April
by Press Release|
The women's tournament is a WTA Premier event and will feature all the top players, including world number one Caroline Wozniacki and both Venus and Serena Williams (despite the latter not having played since winning Wimbledon last July). There will also be four local favourites for the home crowd to cheer on, namely Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, all ready to do battle with the 2010 champion Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez from Spain.
In the men's draw, which will be the fifth ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season, all the top players are present and correct, starting with world No.1 Rafa Nadal from Spain who will be looking to win his sixth Rome title. Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic is No.44 in the ATP rankings, making him the first player on the waiting list for direct acceptance.