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.
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)|
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 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.
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
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.
|Saturday – Day 1||19th of August 2023||Qualifying Matches|
|Sunday – Day 2||20th of August 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Monday – Day 3||21st of August 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday – Day 4||22nd of August 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 5||23rd of August 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 6||24th of August 2023||Quarterfinals|
|Friday – Day 7||25th of August 2023||Semifinals|
|Saturday – Day 8||26th of August 2023||Finals|
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.
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.
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.
WTA Cleveland Past Winners and Runner Ups
Ludmilla Samsonova won the women’s singles event in 2022 after beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-3 in the final (see video highlights from their final below).
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Score in Final|
|2022||Ludmilla Samsonova||Aliaksandra Sasnovich||6-1, 6-3|
|2021||Anett Kontaveit||Irina-Camelia Begu||7–6, 6–4|
|2011||Kyle McPhillips||Xi Li||6–3, 6–2|
|2010||Madison Keys||Piia Suomalainen||6–2, 6–4|
|2009||Jamie Hampton||Kyle McPhillips||6–4, 6–1|
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.
|Year||Winners||Runner Ups||Score in Final|
|2022||Ellen Perez and Nicole Melichar-Martinez||Aleksandra Krunic and Anna Danilina||7–5, 6–3|
|2021||Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara||Christina McHale and Sania Mirza||7–5, 6–3|
|2011||Brooke Austin and Brooke Bolender||Dianne Hollands and Shikha Uberoi||7–6, 6–3|
|2010||Sanaz Marand and Caitlin Whoriskey||Emily Harman and Eleanor Peters||6–4, 6–0|
|2009||Jamie Hampton and Grace Min||Tarakaa Bertrand and Elizabeth Lumpkin||6–1, 6–2|