The Women’s Tennis Association will stage a new event in the New York tri-state area this summer following the demise of the Connecticut Open.
The hardcourt NYJTL Bronx Open – hosted by New York Junior Tennis and Learning, a nonprofit tennis and education programme – will be held at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in Crotona Park, Bronx, from Aug. 16-24.
Offering $250,000 in prize money, it will feature a 48-singles qualifying and 30-player main draw, plus a 16-team doubles draw.
It will take place at the same time as the US Open qualifying tournament in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. The event is free to the public, but spectators over 18 will be asked to make donations.
Sponsors include RBC (Royal Bank of Canada), the United States Tennis Association, USTA Eastern, and Taste of Tennis. Media and broadcast sponsors include the Tennis Channel and Vector Media.