The Sarasota Open Is Upping the Ante This Year
The Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open is upping the ante.
Held at Payne Park from April 8 to April 16, the tennis tournament will go from a 100 point level to a 125 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger event. This requires an increase in prize money from $125,000 to $175,000, which will likely draw higher-caliber tour players to participate.
Sarasota philanthropist Elizabeth Moore, title sponsor of the tour, was happy to provide additional prize money.
“I love Sarasota and I love tennis,” Moore says. "So it’s a natural fit for me to do all I can to ensure this tournament is here for years to come. We have a long-term plan for making the Sarasota Open a much larger ATP tour event with greater social and economic impact to the Community.”
Previous winners include Frances Tiafoe, Kai Nishikori, James Blake and Nick Kyrgios.
To buy tickets, visit sarasotaopen.com