The fifth annual City of Valencia Open came to an end recently after 70 matches played over the course of a week. More than two thousand spectators followed the action from the stands at a tournament which brought together many international women players from the top 100 and confirmed the importance of Valencia as a sporting venue.

The championship was won by Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, beating the Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu in the final in two sets (6-4, 7-6(3)). Trained by Julián Alonso, one of the great players of Spanish tennis of the 90s, she has now won four WTA 250 titles, and with this last one, twenty ITF titles.

Lladró played a key part in the tournament for the fifth consecutive year, with its Tennis Player as the champion’s trophy which embodies the spirit of tennis in porcelain.