Nottingham Open

The Nottingham Open is a WTA 250 grass-court tennis tournament that takes place annually in Nottingham, Great Britain.

Date: 10 - 16 June
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Grass
Location: Nottingham, Great Britain
Venue: Nottingham Tennis Centre
Players: 32 players (WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $267,082 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: WTA Draw
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The Nottingham Open is a WTA 250-level event held in summer each year. Sometimes, the competition is also called the Rothesay Open for sponsorship reasons. The Nottingham Open is a grass court competition.

Many players use it as a warm-up event before Wimbledon to build form and fitness. Each season, it takes place at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. In 1887, the first-ever Nottingham Open took place, and it was previously called the Nottingham Championships or Nottingham Lawn Tennis Tournament.

However, it has regularly changed names in recent years due to sponsorship interests. Today, there is a women’s and men’s event that takes place in Nottingham. However, the men’s competition is a lower-ranked ATP Challenger 125 event, while the WTA competition has been an International (WTA 250) tournament since 2015. Previously, the women’s draw was part of the ITF Women’s Circuit Tournament.

Each year, 32 singles players enter the main draw at the Nottingham Open. Also, a women’s doubles event is held simultaneously, where 16 pairs compete for the title. Since the Nottingham Open has been upgraded to a WTA 250 competition, several high-profile players have participated in the event.

Former top 10 players, including Caroline Garcia and Ashleigh Barty, have won the Nottingham Open. Moreover, Barty has won at Nottingham twice, once in the WTA 250 event and once when it was an ITF Women's Circuit tournament.

British players have also performed well at the Nottingham Open. Katie Boulter beat compatriot Jodie Burrage in the 2023 final. Also, Johanna Konta won the event in 2021 and finished runner-up in 2018 and 2017.

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