Birmingham Classic

The Birmingham Classic is a WTA 250 tennis tournament that is played on outdoor grass courts at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England.

The tournament has had many different names over the years including the Aegon Classic, the DFS Classic, the Dow Classic, the Edgbaston Cup, and the Viking Classic.

In 2022, the tournament was sponsored by the pensions insurance specialist Rothesay Life PLC so the 2022 tournament will be called the Rothesay Classic Birmingham.

Birmingham Classic

2023 Birmingham Classic

Location:Birmingham, England
Tour Level:WTA 250
Tournament Sponsor:Rothesay Life PLC
Court Surface:Outdoor Grass
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$251,750 (2022)

Dates

The 2023 Birmingham Classic tennis tournament will take place from the 19th to the 25th of June 2023.

Qualifying for the singles tournament will take place on the 17th and 18th of June 2023.

The tournament will be played in the same week as the ATP 500 tournament in London, England, and Halle, Germany, and the WTA tournaments in Berlin and Venice.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 Birmingham open tennis tournament are not on sale yet. Check out the LTA’s official ticketing website for more information on ticketing for 2023.

Players

The official entry list for 2023 has yet to be released but below is a list of players that played in the 2022 singles tournament in Birmingham:

  1. Jelena Ostapenko
  2. Simona Halep
  3. Sorana Cirstea
  4. Camila Giorgi
  5. Elise Mertens
  6. Kaja Juvan
  7. Petra Martić
  8. Shuai Zhang
  9. Alison Riske
  10. Magdalena Frech
  11. Aleksandra Krunić
  12. Nuria Parrizas Diaz
  13. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  14. Viktorija Golubic
  15. Shelby Rogers
  16. Elena-Gabriela Ruse
  17. Caroline Garcia
  18. Camila Osorio
  19. Tereza Martincova
  20. Magda Linette
  21. Barbora Krejcikova
  22. Petra Kvitova
  23. Harriet Dart
  24. Katie Boulter

Schedule

Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Birmingham with the singles final being played on the 25th of June 2023.

DayDateRound
Monday – Day 119th of June 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 220th of June 20231st and 2nd Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 321st of June 20232nd and 3rd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 422nd of June 20233rd Round Matches
Friday – Day 523rd of June 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 624th of June 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 725th of June 2023Final

Draw

The draws for the 2023 tournament in Birmingham will be available to view on the WTA Tour website a few days before the start of the tournament.

2023 Women’s Singles Draw: TBC

2023 Women’s Singles Qualifying Draw: TBC

2023 Women’s Doubles Draw: TBC

Prize Money and WTA Points

The total prize money for the 2023 WTA Birmingham tennis tournament in Birmingham has yet to be confirmed but in 2022 it was $251,750.

How the prize money and WTA Points were split for the 2022 tournament is detailed below.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 won $33,200 (2021: $29,800) and 280 ranking points, with the runner up winning $19,750 (2021: $16,398) and 180 ranking points.

Players losing in the 1st round of the tournament won $2,725 and 1 WTA Ranking Point.

Performance$Points
Winner$33,200280
Finalist$19,750180
Semifinalist$11,000110
Quarterfinalist$6,20060
2nd Round$3,80030
1st Round$2,7251

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 won $12,000 ($6,000 each) and 280 points, with the runner ups receiving $6,700 ($3,350 each) and 180 points.

Teams losing in the 1st round won $1,750 and 1 WTA Ranking Point.

Performance$Points
Winners$12,000280
Finalists$6,700180
Semifinalists$3,950110
Quarterfinalists$2,35060
1st Round$1,8001

WTA Birmingham Past Winners and Runner Ups

The tournament has been held in Birmingham since 1982 with past singles champions including Billie Jean King, Pam Shriver, and Martina Navratilova.

Women’s Singles

The current champion in the women’s singles event in 2022 is Beatriz Haddad Maia who beat Zhang Shuai after Zhang Shuai had to retire due to injury in the first set.

Pam Shriver currently holds the record for most WTA Birmingham singles titles with four titles to her name (1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987).

The below list of previous winners and runner-ups goes back to 2012. For a full list, check out the WTA Tennis website.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022Beatriz Haddad MaiaZhang Shuai5-4 (retired)
2021Ons JabeurDaria Kasatkina7–5, 6–4
2020N/AN/AN/A
2019Ashleigh BartyJulia Gorges6–3, 7–5
2018Petra KvitovaMagdalena Rybarikova4–6, 6–1, 6–2
2017Petra KvitovaAshleigh Barty4–6, 6–3, 6–2
2016Madison KeysBarbora Strycova6–3, 6–4
2015Angelique KerberKarolína Pliskova6–7, 6–3, 7–6
2014Ana IvanovicBarbora Strycova6–3, 6–2
2013Daniela HantuchovaDonna Vekic7–6, 6-4
2012Melanie OudinJelena Jankovic6–4, 6–2

Women’s Doubles

Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jeļena Ostapenko are the defending champions in the Women’s doubles event in Birmingham after receiving a walkover against Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai as Zhang Shuai was injured in the singles final.

The below list of previous winners and runner-ups goes back to 2012. For a full list, check out the WTA Tennis website.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jeļena OstapenkoElise Mertens and Zhang ShuaiWalkover
2021Marie Bouzková and Lucie HradeckáOns Jabeur and Ellen Perez6–4, 2–6, 10–8
2020N/AN/AN/A
2019Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora StrýcováAnna-Lena Grönefeld and Demi Schuurs6–4, 6–7, 10–8
2018Tímea Babos and Kristina MladenovicElise Mertens and Demi Schuurs4–6, 6–3, 10–8
2017Ashleigh Barty and Casey DellacquaChan Hao-ching and Zhang Shuai6–1, 2–6, 10–8
2016Karolína Plíšková and Barbora StrýcováVania King and Alla Kudryavtseva6–3, 7–6
2015Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez NavarroAndrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká6–4, 6–4
2014Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail SpearsAshleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua7-6, 6-1
2013Ashleigh Barty and Casey DellacquaCara Black and Marina Erakovic7-5, 6-4
2012Tímea Babos and Hsieh Su-weiLiezel Huber and Lisa Raymond7–5, 6–7, 10–8