8 - 16 Oct. Cluj-Napoca

BEST 250 Tournament of the year

WTA 250 Tournament of the Year: Transylvania Open

Indian Wells, Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, David Witt are the other winners of the WTA Awards

Transylvania Open, the tournament from Cluj enters the world elite of sports with a well-deserved distinction: the best tournament in the 250 category. The tournament obtained this award thanks to the players who chose their favorite competition from the circuit by voting as the Cluj-Napoca experience was the best in the world.

Steve Simon, Chairman/ CEO WTA: Transylvania Open by Verdino has been recognized as one of the outstanding tournaments of the season and has been voted as the 2022 WTA 250 Tournament of the Year by the WTA player body. This is an incredible achievement and emphasizes the tremendous amount of hard work put in by you and your team and demonstrates the dedication provided to deliver a welcoming experience for the WTA athletes.”

Patrick Ciorcilă, Tournament Director Transylvania Open WTA250: “It’s a great joy and honor for us to receive this distinction. We have worked very hard in the last two years with all our forces to make the Transylvania Open a tournament of international standards of which Romania can be proud. The fact that the players had the most wonderful experience this year, in a WTA250 tennis tournament in Cluj-Napoca, motivates us and gives us an even greater responsibility.”

The winners of the WTA Tour of the Year award, as voted by the players, received this recognition because of the excellence of their staff and organization, their passionate fans, and their wider commitment to the sport and its athletes.

The tournament awards are divided into three categories, reflecting the different levels of the WTA tournaments, with the winners being as follows:

  • WTA 1000: BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)
  • WTA 500: Credit One Charleston Open
  • WTA 250: Transylvania Open (Cluj-Napoca)

See the official announcement on wtatennis.com


Earlier this week the winners of the Player and Coach Awards were announced, and were as follows:

  • Player of the Year – Iga Swiatek
  • Doubles Team of the Year – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
  • Most Improved Player of the Year – Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Newcomer of the Year – Zheng Qinwen
  • Comeback Player of the Year – Tatjana Maria
  • Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award – Ons Jabeur
  • Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award – Gabriela Dabrowski
  • Jerry Diamond ACES Award – Maria Sakkari
  • Coach of the Year – David Witt