The relocation of the Budapest WTA tournament to Debrecen feels fraught.
The event (owned by a company partly owned by IMG, license leased to the Hungarian federation) is due to begin in two weeks.
There’s no mention of the event at Főnix Arena, listed as the tournament venue.
Qualifying is due to start the Sunday. A big fitness event takes over the hall Saturday.
From what we’re told, the tournament will happen.
They’re just not sure … where.
Possibly in Győr, population 130,000, nearer to Bratislava then Budapest.
Budapest is the site of the new Fed Cup finals in April.