WTA Adds a Clay-Court Tennis Tournament Right After Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 03/01/2021, 7:05 AM EST
A net with the WTA logo during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15th, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The 2021 tennis season got off to a great start with the successful competition of the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka emerged as the winners of the tournament on the singles side of things. After an explosive start to the season, fans will expect to see more amazing tennis coming their way during the rest of the year, especially after a disappointing 2020.

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There is some great news for fans as the WTA has announced a new tournament as a part of its tour. It will be a part of the WTA 250 category and will take place in Gdynia, Poland. The tournament will be a clay-court event and will take place after the French Open 2021.

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The tournament will take place between July 17-25, 2021. This will mark a change in the structure of the WTA season because all the clay-court events are generally over by that time in the year. Going by the dates, the tournament will take place just after the Wimbledon Championships 2021, which will end on July 11, 2021.

It will be interesting to see how many big players from the WTA Tour turn up for the new event in Poland. Whatever be the case, fans in Poland are surely exhilarated about it.

Venue and Prize Money of the new WTA tennis tournament

Not only fans but even players will be enthusiastic after knowing what can win. Apart from the trophy, the winner of the event will take home a cool $235,000 and the 250 WTA points. It is certainly a huge sum, which suggests even big-time players will be tempted to participate in the tournament

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The WTA logo outside the Grandstand court on Day Four of The Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2015 at the Foro Italico on May 13, 2015, in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The venue for the tournament is Arka Tennis Club that is located in Gdynia, Poland. The WTA has given the responsibility of organizing the tournament to a former doubles player, Marcin Matkowski. Thus, Marcin will be serving as the tournament director of the new WTA event.

It is surely a moment of joy for fans, as WTA has added another tournament to its schedule. It will be intriguing to see who will emerge out as the winner of the maiden edition of the event. Iga Swiatek, of course, will be on top of many wishlists.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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