Bilbao and Sao Paulo 5-th Grand Slam Masters Final Dates Announced

Время публикации: 20.08.2012 17:45 | Последнее обновление: 20.08.2012 18:02

Bilbao and Sao Paulo city councils have announced that they have signed an agreement concerning the 5-th Grand Slam Masters Final. The first part will be held in Sao Paulo (September 14-29) and the second - in Bilbao (October 8-13).

The negotiations took place during recent months and final details were discussed during the visit made to Bilbao by Guilherme Mattar, the Deputy Secretary for External Relations of the Prefecture (City Hall) of Sao Paulo.


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