|ATP Challenger Tour|
|Location||Sarasota, Florida, United States|
|Venue||Longboat Key Club and Resort's Tennis Gardens (2009–2014)|
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center (2015–2016)
United Tennis Center (2008, 2017)
Laurel Oak Country Club (since 2018)
|Category||ATP Challenger Tour|
The Sarasota Open is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor green clay courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. Since 2018, the event is held at the Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota, Florida, United States. It has been held at the United Tennis Center in Bradenton, Florida in its inaugural event (named Hurricane Open) in 2008 and in 2017. Other locations were Lakewood Ranch (2015-2016) and Longboat Key (2009-2014). An expected move to Bath and Racquet Athletic Club near Bee Ridge and U.S. 41 fell through as the tournament was moved to United Tennis Center in 2017.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is a main men's tennis governing body.
The ATP Challenger Tour, known until the end of 2008 as the ATP Challenger Series, is a series of international men's professional tennis tournaments. The top tier of annual men's tennis is the ATP World Tour, Challenger Tour events are the second highest level of competition, and the Futures tournaments on the ITF Men's Circuit are the third and fourth tier of international professional tennis competition. The ATP Challenger Tour is administered by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Players who succeed on the ATP Challenger Tour earn sufficient ranking points to become eligible for main draw or qualifying draw entry at ATP World Tour tournaments. Players on the Challenger Tour are either young players looking to advance their careers, those who fail to qualify for ATP events, or former ATP winners looking to get back into the big tour.
|2018||2–6, 6–4, 6–2|
|2012||6–1, 6–7(3–7), 6–3|
|2010||2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|2009||7–6(4), 4–6, 6–3|
|2008||6–3, 5–7, 7–6(3)|
|2016||4–6, 6–4, [10–6]|
|2015||3–6, 6–2, [13–11]|
|2014||7–5, 5–7, [10–6]|
|2013||6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]|
|2010||5–7, 7–6(4), [10–8]|
|2008||4–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
The Senior PGA Championship is the oldest of the five major championships in men's senior golf. It is administered by the Professional Golfers' Association of America and is recognized as a major championship by both PGA Tour Champions and the European Senior Tour. It was formerly an unofficial money event on the European Senior Tour, but since 2007 has been an official money event. Winners gain entry into the same season's PGA Championship. The winners prior to 1980, the first season of the senior tour, are not considered major champions of this event by the PGA Tour Champions.
The Miami Open, sometimes known as the Miami Masters and part of the Sunshine Double, is an annual tennis tournament for men and women now held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Before 2019, the tournament was held on hard courts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. The tournament, held annually in late March, is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour.
The Cincinnati Masters is an annual outdoor hardcourt tennis event held in Mason near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city.
The Pacific Coast Championships was an annual men's tennis tournament. It was the second-oldest ongoing tennis tournament in the United States and ran from 1889 until 2013. Its final edition, known by its sponsored name SAP Open, was an ATP World Tour 250 series event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour and played indoors on a hard surface at the SAP Center at San Jose.
The U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship is an annual ATP Tour tennis tournament that started in 1910. It is the last remaining ATP World Tour-level tournament in the United States to be played on clay courts.
The Valero Texas Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played near San Antonio, Texas. It dates back 97 years to 1922, when it was first called the Texas Open; San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corporation took over naming rights in 2002. It is played at The Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio, northeast of the city. The Valero Energy Foundation is the host organization for the Valero Texas Open.
The game that most people call 'Tennis' is the direct descendant of what is now known as real tennis or royal tennis. Most rules of the game commonly known as tennis derive from it. It is reasonable to see both sports as variations of the same game. The idea that tennis originated in the monastic cloisters in northern France in the 12th century has been largely discredited, but it is correct that in the first few centuries in which it was played, the ball was then struck with the palm of the hand; hence, the name jeu de paume. It was not until the 16th century that rackets came into use, and the game began to be called "tennis." It was popular in England and France, and Henry VIII of England was a very big fan of the game, now referred to as real tennis.
The West Side Tennis Club is a private tennis club located in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The Club has 38 tennis courts in all four surfaces, a junior Olympic-size swimming pool and other amenities. It is the home of the Forest Hills Stadium, a 14,000 seat outdoor tennis stadium and concert venue.
The Azalea Open Invitational was a golf tournament in North Carolina on the PGA Tour, held at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington. Last played in November 1971 as an unofficial event; it was an official PGA Tour event in 1945 and from 1949 through 1970. The Heritage in South Carolina debuted in 1969 and soon displaced it on the schedule.
The National Airlines Open Invitational was a professional golf tournament in south Florida on the PGA Tour. It was held in late March in Hialeah at the West Course of the Country Club of Miami in 1969, 1970, and 1971. At the time, it was among the richest events on tour, with a $200,000 purse and a $40,000 winner's share.
The Sarasota Clay Court Classic was a tennis tournament held in Sarasota, Florida, United States. Held in 2002 and 2003, this WTA Tour event was a Tier IV-tournament and was played on outdoor green clay courts.
The VanOpen, currently sponsored as Odlum Brown VanOpen, is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour, and of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women's Circuit. It is held at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event was hosted continuously from 2002 to 2015, but returned in 2017 after a one-year hiatus.
The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, known as the Dunlop Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2008 to 2013 with Dunlop as the title sponsor, and renamed the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2013 onwards, is a prestigious junior tennis tournament, one of five that are rated by the ITF as 'Grade A'. Established in 1947 in Miami Beach, the tournament has for years featured both boys and girls singles and doubles draws at both '18 and under' (under-19) and '16 and under' (under-17) age categories. From 1999 to 2010, the tournament had been held each December at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. Since 2011, it has been held at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Florida.
Bjorn Fratangelo is a professional American tennis player who won the boys' singles title at the 2011 French Open. Fratangelo is only the second American out of three to win the event, following John McEnroe in 1977 and preceding Tommy Paul in 2015. Fratangelo was a singles semifinalist at the 2017 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
The Red Rock Pro Open is a tournament for professional female tennis players played on outdoor hard courts. The event is classified as a $80,000 ITF Women's Circuit tournament and also part of the USTA Pro Circuit calendar. It has been held in Las Vegas, United States, since 2009 and played at the Red Rock Country Club. It was previously played at the Darling Tennis Center, the former site of the ATP Tennis Channel Open.
The 1982 Pacific Southwest Open, also known by its sponsored name Thrifty Union 76 Pacific Southwest Open, was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Los Angeles Tennis Club in Los Angeles, California in the United States. The event was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit. It was the 54th edition of the Pacific Southwest tournament and was held from April 12 through April 18, 1982. First-seeded Jimmy Connors won the singles title and the corresponding $40,000 first-prize money.
The Memphis Open was a professional tennis tournament that ran from 1975 to 2017. From 1977 onwards, the event was held at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Open was the only ATP event in the United States which was played on indoor hard courts; it usually took place in February. For part of its history it was a combined men's and women's tournament, but for its final four years it was solely a men's tournament.
Joel Bailey is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
The Kunal Patel San Francisco Open is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It is held annually in San Francisco, United States since 2017. The inaugural event was held February 2017, at the Bay Club SF Tennis Center, the West Coast's largest indoor tennis facility.
Roger Bill Knapp was a professional tennis player from the United States.