McLeod for Health Florence Open
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The McLeod for Health Florence Open, a USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Tournament to benefit Susan G. Komen South Carolina will be held at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center October 13 – 20, 2019. Some of the best young professionals in the world will compete for ranking points and a $25,000 purse. Former winners and finalist include the 2013 champion and Top 100 player Anna Tatishvilli, 2013 finalist and Top 50 player Madison Brengle, former world number 1 junior CiCi Bellis (pictured bellow) and 2015 champion and top 100 player Grace Min. The 2016 Tournament was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew but Florence hosted a great event in 2017. The singles champion in 2017 was USA player, Taylor Townsend, followed by Bianca Andreescu in 2018 and Claire Liu in 2019.
Florence was selected to host this event because of its world-class courts, its strong volunteer base, and the generosity of its sponsors. This seven-day tournament puts us on the world tennis map and generates significant tourism revenues for our community. The tournament features a 48 qualifying draw leading to a 32 size main draw, a pro-am event, and a Community Day with fun, food, and games for adults and children.
Net Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Susan G. Komen South Carolina Foundation to help fight breast cancer. Tax-deductible sponsorships are available at all levels and private donations are welcome.
With approximately 90 tournaments held annually throughout the country, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, it draws more than 1,000 men and women each year from more than 70 countries to compete in cities nationwide. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Querrey, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
Visit the ITF website for up to the minute LIVE scores from the McLeod for Health Florence Open matches. You can also view all the player profiles, draw, schedule and match results.
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