The 5th Annual USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament, the McLeod for Health Florence Open, has been canceled due to the clean up that continues in our community following Hurricane Matthew. Through a mutual agreement between the City of Florence and the USTA, the tournament will not be played as originally scheduled during the dates of October 16-23, 2016. The tournament will return in 2017 to the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center. For more information, please contact Rob Hill, Director of Tennis, at the Tennis Center at (843) 665-3106.
About the Tournament
The McLeod for Health Florence Open, a USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Tournament to benefit Susan G. Komen Lowcountry will be held at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center October 15 – 23, 2016. Some of the best young professionals in the world will compete for ranking points and a $25,000 purse. Former winners and finalist include the 2013 champion and Top 100 player Anna Tatishvilli, 2013 finalist and Top 50 player Madison Brengle, former world number 1 junior CiCi Bellis (pictured bellow) and 2015 champion and top 100 player Grace Min.
Florence was selected to host this event because of its world-class courts, its strong volunteer base, and the generosity of its sponsors. This seven-day tournament puts us on the world tennis map and generates significant tourism revenues for our community. The tournament features a 64 qualifying draw leading to a 32 size main draw, a pro-am event, and a Community Day with fun, food, and games for adults and children.
Net Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Foundation to help fight breast cancer. Tax-deductible sponsorships are available at all levels and private donations are welcome.
Visit the ITF website for up to the minute LIVE scores from the McLeod for Health Florence Open matches. You can also view all the player profiles, draw, schedule and match results.