PRIZE MONEY: $226,750
DIRECTOR: Jeno Marky
WTA tennis comes to Romania in July with the Bucharest Open on the red clay of the Arenele BNR, which also hosts an ATP event in April.
"We are very happy to be able to bring together in Bucharest the greatest names of worldwide women's tennis," said George Cosac, President of the Romanian Tennis Federation, which organizes the tournament.
Simona Halep did her home country proud by capturing the inaugural staging in 2014.
"I really wanted to play this tournament and win it," Halep said. "Today's final was a very emotional one. The crowd was amazing and I want to thank everybody who played a part in the tournament."
Bucharest is Romania's capital city and industrial and commercial center.