Tennis in the Land

The Tennis in the Land tennis tournament is played on outdoor hard courts at the Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

The tournament is also known as the WTA Cleveland Ladies Open and has been a WTA 250 level tournament since 2021.

An ITF Women’s Circuit tournament was played in Cleveland from 2009 to 2011 with no tournament being played from 2012 to 2020.

Tennis in the Land

2023 Tennis in the Land

Location:Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Tour Level:WTA 250
Court Surface:Outdoor Hardcourt
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$251,750 (2022)

Dates

The 2023 Tennis in the Land tennis tournament will take place in Cleveland, Ohio from the 19th to the 26th of August 2023, which will be the week before the start of the 2023 US Open.

The 2023 tournament will be played in the same week as the WTA 250 tournament in Granby and the ATP 250 tournament in Winston-Salem.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 tournament in Cleveland are not on sale yet but in 2022 tickets were sold through AXS.com.

There was also free entry to the qualifying matches played on the 20th of August 2022 with ticket prices for the 1st round onwards starting at $20.

For more information on tickets for 2023, I would recommend keeping an eye on the official tournament website.

Players

The official entry list for the 2023 tournament in Cleveland has yet to be released but below is a selection of WTA players who played in the 2022 singles tournament.

  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Martina Trevisan
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Elise Mertens
  • Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Caroline Garcia
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  • Alize Cornet
  • Sofia Kenin
  • Harmony Tan
  • Magda Linette

Schedule

Below is the expected tournament schedule for the 2023 Tennis in the Land tournament in Cleveland, with qualifying for the singles starting on the 19th of August 2023, and the singles and doubles finals being held on the 26th of August 2023.

DayDateRound
Saturday – Day 119th of August 2023Qualifying Matches
Sunday – Day 220th of August 20231st Round Matches
Monday – Day 321st of August 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 422nd of August 20231st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 523rd of August 20232nd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 624th of August 2023Quarterfinals
Friday – Day 725th of August 2023Semifinals
Saturday – Day 826th of August 2023Finals

Draw

The draws for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Cleveland will be available to view on the WTA Tour website a few days before the start of the tournament.

Singles (Qualifying) Draw: TBC

Singles (Main) Draw: TBC

Doubles (Main) Draw: TBC

Prize Money and Ranking Points

The total prize fund for the 2023 WTA Cleveland tennis tournament has yet to be confirmed but in 2022 it was $251,750 which was in line with other WTA 250 tournaments.

How the prize money and points were split for the 2022 tournament is detailed below.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the WTA 250 Singles tournament in 2022 won $33,200 and 280 ranking Points, while the runner-up won $19,750 and 180 Ranking Points.

Performance$Points
Winner$33,200280
Finalist$19,750180
Semifinalist$11,000110
Quarterfinalist$6,20060
2nd Round$4,10030
1st Round$2,8351

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the WTA Doubles Event in 2022 received $12,000 ($6,000 each) and 280 points, with the runner-ups receiving $6,700 ($3,350 each) and 180 points.

Performance$Points
Winners$10,300280
Finalists$6,700180
Semifinalists$3,950110
Quarterfinalists$ 2,35060
1st Round$1,8001

WTA Cleveland Past Winners and Runner Ups

Women’s Singles

Ludmilla Samsonova won the women’s singles event in 2022 after beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2022Ludmilla SamsonovaAliaksandra Sasnovich6-1, 6-3
2021Anett KontaveitIrina-Camelia Begu7–6, 6–4
2012-2020N/AN/AN/A
2011Kyle McPhillipsXi Li6–3, 6–2
2010Madison KeysPiia Suomalainen6–2, 6–4
2009Jamie HamptonKyle McPhillips6–4, 6–1

Women’s Doubles

Ellen Perez and Nicole Melichar-Martinez are the current champions in the women’s doubles event after beating Aleksandra Krunic and Anna Danilina 7–5, 6–3 in the final of the doubles tournament in 2022.

YearWinnersRunner UpsScore in Final
2022Ellen Perez and Nicole Melichar-MartinezAleksandra Krunic and Anna Danilina7–5, 6–3
2021Shuko Aoyama and Ena ShibaharaChristina McHale and Sania Mirza7–5, 6–3
2012-2020N/AN/AN/A
2011Brooke Austin and Brooke BolenderDianne Hollands and Shikha Uberoi7–6, 6–3
2010Sanaz Marand and Caitlin WhoriskeyEmily Harman and Eleanor Peters6–4, 6–0
2009Jamie Hampton and Grace MinTarakaa Bertrand and Elizabeth Lumpkin6–1, 6–2