Cleveland Open

The Cleveland Open is a WTA 250 hard-court tennis tournament that takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

Date: 19 - 24 August
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Venue: Jacobs Pavilion
Players: 32 players
Prize Money: $267,082
Points: 250 for champion
Draw: TBA
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The Cleveland Open, sometimes referred to as Tennis in the Land, is a WTA 250 hard-court tennis tournament. Each season, the event takes place at the Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. A singles draw of 32 players and a doubles competition of 16 partners occur over the one-week event.

The tournament is also one of the final competitions before the US Open. Usually, the Cleveland Open takes place just one week before the year’s final Grand Slam. In 2021, the first edition of this tournament took place. Originally, a similar competition took place via the Connecticut Open.

However, this previous WTA 250 tournament ended and was replaced by the Cleveland Open. As the competition is still in its infancy, only three editions have been held at the Jacobs Pavillion. But several standout WTA players have traveled to Cleveland since the event’s launch in 2021.

In the first-ever singles draw, some top-quality players participated, including Daria Kasatkina, Shelby Rogers, and Ekaterina Alexandrova. But Estonian Anett Kontaveit was crowned the first-ever Cleveland Open champion after she defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in the final.

Further winners of the Cleveland Open include Russian player Liudmila Samsonova (2022) and Sara Sorribes Tormo (2023). In the doubles draw, Japanese partners Shuko Aoyama and Japan's Ena Shibahara lifted the first-ever Cleveland Open title in 2021.

They beat former doubles number one Sania Mirza and her US partner Christina McHale. Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Australian Ellen Perez also succeeded in the doubles event after they won in 2022. The Japanese-Indonesian pairing of Miyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi were the most recent doubles winners in 2023.

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