Tennis in The Land WTA 250


The top women tennis players in the world headed to The Land for the inaugural Cleveland Championships, a WTA 250 event, on August 22-28, 2021 at Jacob's Pavilion at Nautica!

As part of the prestigious U.S. Open Series, this one-week tournament marked one of the biggest women’s sporting event to take place in Northeast Ohio and will connect Cleveland to the highest levels of the sport on an annual basis.

A stadium court was constructed under the pavilion with stunning views of the river and Downtown, with the construction of five additional courts completing the overall venue. With 54 total matches across the week-long event, a field of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams entertained fans as they competed for $300k in prizes and WTA rankings points.

The stadium court played host to 3,000+ spectators and the event aimed to create a dynamic urban experience featuring food trucks, beer gardens, live music, farmers markets and art shows.

This tournament is owned and managed by Cleveland-based sports agency Topnotch Management.

“The opportunity here is to build a long-lasting event that changes the Cleveland sports landscape and shapes the community in an enduring way", said Kyle Ross, Tournament Director of Cleveland Championships. "Cleveland has never had an annual women’s sporting event of this level, and through the platform of the WTA Tour we can not only introduce the city to world-class tennis, but we can introduce the tennis world to the city of Cleveland."

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