The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic was a pickleball tournament held at Sawyer Point Pickleball Complex in Cincinnati, Ohio, from May 9-14, 2023. The tournament featured singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competition for both amateur and professional players.
In the men's pro singles final, Yates Johnson defeated his brother Hunter in a rematch of the APP Sunmed Sacramento Open to defend his title. In the women's pro singles final, Salome Devidze earned her second gold medal of 2023. Todd and Jardim won their unprecedented fifth consecutive women's pro doubles gold medal, while Daescu and Nunnery teamed up to earn men's pro doubles gold - Daescu's fifth-straight in the category. Daescu and rising star Alix Truong won a thrilling mixed pro doubles final, awarding Truong her first career APP Tour gold medal.
The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic was a major success, with a record number of players participating and a high level of competition. The tournament was a great showcase for the growth of pickleball in the United States.
Here is a summary of the gold medal winners in each division:
Men's pro singles: Yates Johnson
Women's pro singles: Salome Devidze
Men's pro doubles: Andrei Daescu and Rob Nunnery
Women's pro doubles: Parris Todd and Simone Jardim
Mixed pro doubles: Andrei Daescu and Alix Truong