Romania's First Lady Visits Sibiu Challenger Kids Day
For the third year in a row, the First Lady of Romania, Carmen Iohannis, attended Kids Day at the Sibiu Open, a €43,000 tournament on the ATP Challenger Tour. Also joining the First Lady at the special event were two-time champion Adrian Ungur and former World No. 5 Tommy Robredo.
"I'm here to enjoy this wonderful tournament along with the kids,” Iohannis said. “As far as I know, there are some important players attending Sibiu Open and that means that the quality of the tournament is constantly growing.”
With Sibiu being the only Challenger in Romania and largest men’s tournament in country, it was destined to be a extraordinary day. Over 300 kids showed up and several national television stations were there to broadcast how the day unfolded with the First Lady in attendance.
"It was lovely to have the First Lady here. I invited her to play,” Robredo said. “It's good to have her supporting the tournament and hopefully she liked it. Maybe she will come on the court and play next time."
With a passion for the sport, Iohannis has been an advocate for the game for years as it teaches and encourages kids to live out a healthy and active lifestyle.
“I'm still training in tennis, for fun, it's one of my favourite sports," Iohannis added. "And because I also want to send a signal to everyone that sport is very important, especially for our kids, the future of every country in the world."