News that the Louisville International Open is canceled has been released. The professional women’s tennis tournament was set to take place August 20-27 at the Louisville Boat Club.
In a brief news release, Louisville Professional Tennis LLC, the organizer of the event, cited unforeseen circumstances as the reason for cancellation.
The Open was set up as a 32-player main draw for singles play and a 16-team doubles draw for doubles play with players chosen based on their Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking.
Some of the more notable players announced to play in the tournament in January included four-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova, 2015 U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci, and 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki,
To prepare for the tournament, interior renovations were being made to the Louisville Boat Club and a modular stadium, performance courts and an entertainment area were being constructed on the grounds. As many as 30,000 people were expected to attend during the week-long festivities.
Louisville Professional Tennis LLC said it has been granted an extension by the Women’s Tennis Association to launch the event next year.