Red Rock Pro Open

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Red Rock Pro Open
2017 Red Rock Pro Open
ITF Women's Tour
Event name Red Rock Pro Open (2014–present)
Party Rock Open (2012–2013)
Lexus of Las Vegas Open (2009–2011)
Location Las Vegas, United States
Venue Red Rock Country Club
Category ITF Women's Circuit
Surface Hard
Draw 32S/32Q/16D
Prize money $80,000
Website Official website

The Red Rock Pro Open (previously known as the Lexus of Las Vegas Open and the Party Rock 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 tournament was founded by Tyler Weekes of Courtthink, LLC, who also serves as the co-tournament director along with Jordan Butler, a Las Vegas attorney and a WTA-certified player agent under his agency Agent Atleta.[1]

In the summer of 2012, Weekes met Redfoo (a.k.a. Stefan Gordy) of the hit techno group LMFAO and gave him a tennis lesson at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Weekes expressed concern that his tournament was in need of a new title sponsor and soon after Redfoo agreed to have his Party Rock line of clothing become the new title sponsor of the event.[2][3]

The tournament featured a Cox Kids Day attended by more than 500 local Las Vegas children, as well as Redfoo.[4][5] The highlight of the tournament came on semifinal Saturday night when Redfoo participated in a flash mob and was joined by hundreds of kids on court before the evening session. He sang two of his hit songs, including Party Rock Anthem and Sexy and I Know It.[6]

The Party Rock Open is played the last week of September and was won in 2012 by 19-year-old American Lauren Davis, who beat fellow teenager Shelby Rogers in the final.[7]

In 2014 the name changed to the Red Rock Pro Open and the site of the tournament was moved to the Red Rock Country Club.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2017 Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2016 Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck United States Sofia Kenin 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2015 Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek United States Shelby Rogers 6–3, 6–1
2014 United States Madison Brengle Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito 6–1, 6–4
2013 United States Melanie Oudin United States Coco Vandeweghe 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
2012 United States Lauren Davis United States Shelby Rogers 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–2
2011 Italy Romina Oprandi United States Alexa Glatch 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2010 United States Varvara Lepchenko Romania Sorana Cîrstea 6–2, 6–2
2009 Russia Regina Kulikova Hungary Anikó Kapros 6–2, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2017 Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
United Kingdom Laura Robson
United States Sophie Chang
United States Alexandra Mueller
7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–2)
2016 Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
United States Maria Sanchez
United States Jamie Loeb
South Africa Chanel Simmonds
7–5, 6–1
2015 United States Julia Boserup
United States Nicole Gibbs
Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
United States Sanaz Marand
6–3, 6–4
2014 Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Argentina María Irigoyen
United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
6–3, 5–7, [11–9]
2013 Austria Tamira Paszek
United States Coco Vandeweghe
United States Denise Muresan
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6–4, 6–2
2012 Australia Anastasia Rodionova
Russia Arina Rodionova
Russia Elena Bovina
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
2011 United States Alexa Glatch
United States Mashona Washington
United States Varvara Lepchenko
United States Melanie Oudin
6–4, 6–2
2010 United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
United States Irina Falconi
United States Maria Sanchez
1–6, 7–5, [10–4]
2009 Hungary Anikó Kapros
Argentina Agustina Lepore
United States Kimberly Couts
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6–2, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CourtThink Brings Tennis to The Strip At The Cosmopolitan-Las Vegas". 10s balls. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Musician Redfoo Backs USTA Pro Circuit's Party Rock Open". Tennis East Coast. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "LMFAO's Redfoo: Party rocking on the court". US Open. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Redfoo at Party Rock Open tennis tournament". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Gordy, Stefan (September 27, 2012). "Party Rock Open blog: Tournament sponsor Redfoo". United States Tennis Association. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Shelby Roger and Lauren Davis Will Meet at the Party Rock Open". 10s balls. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "Party Rock Open". 10s balls. Retrieved November 9, 2012.

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