Brussels, Belgium (SportsNetwork.com) - The WTA tournament in Brussels has
folded after only three years.
The clay-court event, which became too expensive to stage, was held the week
before the French Open.
"The current economic context and the ever-increasing investments to meet the
demands of the WTA for the Premier label made it a difficult, near impossible
task," the tournament said in a statement.
Estonian Kaia Kanepi captured this year's Brussels Open in late-May, when the
tournament was plagued by bad weather and small crowds.
The Brussels Open replaced the Warsaw Open in 2011. Other champions in
Brussels were former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and former Wimbledon
runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska.
The Sports Network