Winners Open, a tournament born from our passion for sports and tennis, became in 2021, after only one edition, a member of the great family of professional tennis. It is currently the only tennis tournament in Romania included in the WTA circuit and the first one in Cluj.
Winners Open will take place between 1st and 8th of August 2021, at Winners Sports Club, on clay. 32 players will compete in singles matches and 16 teams in doubles. There will be 2 days of qualifying, and the prizes at stake are $ 235,238. The matches will take place on 3 courts, and spectators will be allowed. In addition, there will be 3 practice courts. The main court will have a grandstand with an 1200 people capacity. Tickets have already gone on sale and can be purchased HERE.
The tournament will be broadcasted globally in over 150 countries. The players will have a special circuit to ensure their safety measures, and the press conferences will take place online.
The location of the tournament, Winners Sports Club, has a generous terrace, and a food court area will be arranged in the area.
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Winners Open – first edition
Winners Open was the first tennis tournament in Romania organized in 2020, after three months of isolation (July 2-5), in the prize money system. The competition was attractive for six big names from romanian tennis: Irina Begu, Irina Bara, Gabriela Ruse, Jaqueline Cristian, Georgia Craciun and Miriam Bulgaru.
Gabriela Ruse won the grand prize of $ 10,000 and had the chance to play a mixed doubles demonstration match with Simona Halep, Horia Tecau and Marius Copil. The tournament complied with all security measures imposed by the authorities.