BNP Paribas, the world No.1 tennis sponsor, has been an active supporter of women’s team competition of the Federation Cup since 2005.
On 16 and 17 April, women’s teams of Russia and Italy will meet in the World Group semifinals of FedCup by BNP Paribas that will take place at Sports Palace Megasport in Moscow.
The Russian team’s line-up is as follows: Vera Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Ekaterina Makarova.
According to the national women teams rating, the Italian team is ranked first, and the Russian team is second.
The Federation Cup has been the major team competition in women’s tennis for more than 40 years. A tie between two teams consists of five matches – four singles matches and one doubles match – and will be played across two days. On 16th of April, two singles matches will be played, and two singles together with one doubles match will take place on the 17th. Each match consists of three sets.
The Russian Team has won the FedCup competition four times (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008), and four times was the runner up. The Italian Team was the winner of three FedCup tournaments – 2006, 2009 and 2010. In 2007, Italian tennis players lost to our team in the FedCup finals. The Russian team qualified for the semifinals after beating French players 3 to 2 in February 2011.
BNP Paribas has been an active tennis supporter for 40 years and this status tournament will be a great opportunity for the Group to share its passion for this sport with the Russian and French tennis fans, as well as sports lovers.
“FedCup sponsorship gives us an opportunity to support our image in Russia, as well as globally. This also proves that we put a great value on the success of women’s tennis teams”, Laurent Couraudon said, Chairman of the Board of “BNP Paribas” ZAO and Head of Territory of BNP Paribas in Russia.
BNP Paribas and Tennis
In 2011, BNP Paribas celebrates the 40th anniversary of its partnership with Tennis. Since 1973, BNP Paribas has been an active supporter of sports continuously extending its sponsorship activities in France as well as in other countries of its presence. The Group supports various sport competitions paying much attention to the support of families, schools and specific social programs. BNP Paribas is a longstanding and reliable partner for all lovers of tennis. The Group has been the official sponsor of Rolland Garros for 38 years. Since 1986 BNP Paribas sponsors BNP Paribas Masters, and since 2001, the Bank is the title sponsor of Davis Cup. In 2005, the Group became sponsor of the Federation Cup. Besides, the Group also supports the following international competitions: WTA Bank of the West Classic in California, Masters Series in Monte-Carlo, BNP Paribas Women’s Open in Strasbourg, and Grand Prix de Lyon.
BNP Paribas also provides support to tennis competitions in France by sponsoring over 550 local tournaments including BNP Paribas Family Trophy, various training programs implemented under French Tennis Association and the “Fкte le Mur” nonprofit organization (Yannick Noah).
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is one of the 6 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s. With a presence in 85 countries and more than 200,000 employees, 160,000 of which in Europe, BNP Paribas is a global-scale European leader in financial services. It holds key positions in its three activities: Retail banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. The Group benefits from its four domestic markets in Retail banking sector: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Bank expands its integrated business model in Europe and the Mediterranian and also has a significant presence in the United States. BNP Paribas Personal Finance is a leader in consumer lending in Europe. The Bank also holds leading positions in Europe in the Corporate and Investment Banking and Investment Solutions segments, with strong positions in Asia where it is also expanding its activities.
О Группе BNP Paribas в России
BNP Paribas was the one of the first foreign bank groups who came in Russia in 1974 and started its activity trough a Representative Office. BNP Paribas received its full general banking license issued by the Russian Central Bank in July 2002 after the opening of a subsidiary, subsidiary “BNP Paribas” Closed Joint Stock Company (CJSC).
Today BNP Paribas Group is represented in Russia via three core businesses Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.
– Corporate and Investment banking
- BNP Paribas (“BNP PARIBAS” ZAO)
– Retail Banking
- BNP Paribas, Branch Banking (CB “BNP Paribas Vostok” LLC)
- CETELEM, Consumer Finance in PoS (“BNP PARIBAS” ZAO)
- ARVAL, Operational leasing (“ARVAL” LLC)
– Investment Solutions
- CARDIF, the insurance unit of BNP Paribas Assurance («Insurance Company CARDIF» LLC)
- TKB BNP Paribas Investment Partners, the asset management company (“TKB BNP Paribas Investment Partners” JSC)
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